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Old 12-05-2020, 11:23 PM
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Set up the black oxide operation today. In the low forties,
so it was a good day for it. All went well.

Picture one and two are of the set up, the pot and strainer are 18-8 stainless steel.

Picture three and four are before and after. The marks on the hex bar are
just wet spots on the bar. I have oiled everything it looks great.
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:44 PM
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Ron, could you post a basic recipe/ process for this? I think this might be quite useful for a bunch of folks. Please
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:52 PM
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Hey now... just because we used this method for as long as I can remember...

Also used the paste wax to lube formica for using certain types of router bits for trimming.

Keeps fish eyes out of the finish.

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Chad, I put a couple of coats on the Delta planer table as well. The planer
got a good cleaning and new blades as well. I might get around to testing
that out soon as well.
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:03 AM
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Ron, could you post a basic recipe/ process for this? I think this might be quite useful for a bunch of folks. Please
Base formula (grams)
Water ....... 1000 g (1 liter) Distilled, do not use tap or softened water.
NaOH ......... 600 g (Sodium Hydroxide)
NaNO2 ......... 25 g (Sodium Nitrite)
Total ........ 1625 g

This solution will boil at around 280°F.
You have to have it at boiling before you put parts in it.
It is very alkaline and very hot so be very careful.
You can get caustic burn from it very fast.
Heavy rubber gloves, a rubber apron and a face are recommended.

The pot you use has to be stainless steel, also any thing that goes in the post has to be steel or stainless steel. Any aluminum or zinc will kill the bath and brass and copper are not good for it either.
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:07 AM
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I have a pot that hold about 5 gallons. I mixed up a little over 3 gallons of solution, if you cannot covert well. Here is my 3 gallon mix.

Component ... Amount
Water ........... 3.0 gallons
NaOH .......... 15.0 pounds
NaNO2 ........ 10.0 ounces

You can buy the Sodium Hydroxide and Sodium Nitrite on amazon.
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:24 AM
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Thanks, I think this should be put in General technical Info. Having a process to avoid total rustification is very valuable. For me personally out here in the arid West as in "Fuckin Drought" A can on top of a fence post will last 30 years with little or no degradation. But, I once lived in Eastern PA where Anti-seize is a Religion any process to protect your assets is so valuable.
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Chad, I put a couple of coats on the Delta planer table as well. The planer
got a good cleaning and new blades as well. I might get around to testing
that out soon as well.



Do the top of the table saw too.
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Thanks, I think this should be put in General technical Info. Having a process to avoid total rustification is very valuable. For me personally out here in the arid West as in "Fuckin Drought" A can on top of a fence post will last 30 years with little or no degradation. But, I once lived in Eastern PA where Anti-seize is a Religion any process to protect your assets is so valuable.
:-) As a former Centre Co. PA resident to a current (30 years now) Abq, NM one I couldn't agree more. :-) Rust?? what is that? Of course my nose feels the difference too. :-)
...lew... Oh the water bill for the flower beds and grass is the other notable thing. :-)
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:46 PM
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Do the top of the table saw too.
That would require a second SeaCan to clean off the table "saw"...
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