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Offline jimwrench

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$2 wrench
« on: June 09, 2012, 05:00:22 PM »
 Started out with an old rusty $2  W & B adjustable; after several hours of sanding, I now have a shiny $2 wrench. Haven't waxed it yet as I don't know when its shiny enough. Kind of a soothing way to pass a little time and I didn't ruin anything of great value. I also didn't improve its value. Oh well.
Jim
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Offline rusty

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Re: $2 wrench
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 07:01:12 PM »

It's purty tho :)

For some reason I am always surprised you can get that much shine out of carbon steel....

Did you just sand it? Or buff it as well?
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: $2 wrench
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 08:20:36 PM »
 NO BUFFING. Used a 1 inch belt sander with a old belt.
Jim
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Re: $2 wrench
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 08:36:00 AM »
Super job Jim!!
 Blam!

 Did you take it apart?
  yours Scott

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Re: $2 wrench
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 02:14:11 PM »
 Yes I broke it down before sanding. Just fooling around. If I ever do it again, I'll give it a vinegar bath for a week first. Took this one from the wild and it had some pretty deep dings. Still is'nt done but I'm going to give it a couple of weeks rest.
Jim
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