Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Why is tarnish a problem?
Response To:
Why is tarnish a problem? ()

Tony
Tarnish leaves black streaks on the wood. Wouldn't be a problem on any plane but a smoother. Darned inconvenient to set a smoother to leave a beautiful reflective surface and then have black smudgy streaks all over the board.

I do have plane socks but when I pulled my iron planes out they all had rust on them -and they were camellia liked when put away. Didn't do the same with the bronze plane as I was thinking it wouldn't rust (which was a big reason I bought the darn thing).

If I was confident that any solution would keep it from coming back I wouldn't worry about this question. On a side note I made a doe's foot that I'm going to take it to to reduce down the depth of because I don't care if it has black streaks. I'll see how the wood 'polishes' it.

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081