Turning Archive

Subject:
Silicone Tool Protector

George Balock
I bought some D-way beading tools (great product) and I’m looking to make some silicone protectors for them using silicone sealer and cornstarch. I adapted this idea from an AAW article on vacuum chuck seals.

I have a couple of questions regarding this though. One, do you think the form fitting silicone would allow moisture to be trapped close to the tool, causing rust? And if this is true, would a coat of WD-40 cause the silicone to degrade?

Has anyone tried this? If it works, I might do a number of them so when I transport my tools, they are protected.

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