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Rust Free Hand Tools
Edward White, Fairfax, Missouri, has used the same hand tools- shovels, hoes, spades, garden rakes, etc. - for 60 years. The secret is how he stores them. "I keep them in a large cast iron tub filled with sand that's been soaked with used crankcase oil," he told FARM SHOW. "After I use the tools, I just clean off the dirt and shove them into the sand until I need them again. There's enough oil in the sand so that it's like soft mush. You should use very fine sand. Gravel won't work because it's too hard to slip anything into it. My old tools are shiny and look like new because rust has never been able to get to them."

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4