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Re:cap iron sharpness and maintenance

david weaver
It sounds like efficient is doing more?

I've not had any real rust problems on the business end of a cap iron, and my humidity is about the same as yours, but for a different reason than just due to the local weather. My garage is mostly underground and moisture comes through the floor slowly. That's compounded by it being about 10-15 degrees cooler than outside, which drives the relative humidity up (I'm sure you know how that calculation works).

The magic point for humidity is something like 63% relative humidity. It's uncommon for my shop to be below that in the summer due to the RH outside and the temperature differential.

I don't have to deal with my shop getting to 100 degrees like you do, but the rust can be an issue - especially at the point of contact where the iron and cap meet on an unused plane (that's pretty easily prevented with wax for a plane that's going to see little use, though).

I've never used 3 in one in my shop for anything, but I haven't had any problems with rust on cap irons. I didn't think I had any filth on mine, but the pictures do appear to show some wood residue. Until it causes a problem, it's no problem. I've never used steel wool on the business end, either - that would be very undude.

I think you're solving a problem that doesn't exist, and that's supposed to be my specialty and not yours.

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