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Use talcum powder to protect cast-iron tops of woodworking machines from the moisture that causes rust.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 14

Tip on using cornstarch to lubricate machine tool tables.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 16

Advice on how to prevent rust spots from forming on shop equipment.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #32 May-Jun 1993 pg. 12
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 8

How to remove, treat and prevent rust from forming on unpainted tool surfaces.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 20

Keep your woodworking machines happy. Some mechanical pointers and maintenance tips.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1998 (v.21#10) pg. 24

How to clean dirt and rust from power tool tables.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 74

Tip on using baby powder to keep rust from attacking the cast-iron top of a woodworking machine.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 8

Procedure for protecting cast iron surfaces of woodworking machines.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 24
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 12

Ball bearings in shop tools and machines. When and how to replace these vital components.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 49
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 10

Tips on halting and preventing rusting of woodworking machines.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 30
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 12

Tips on restoring machine tools that have been through a flood.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 28

Advice on how to remove rust from cast-iron tool tabletops and treatments that prevent them from re-rusting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #98 Aug 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 101

How to remove rust from a machine tool table and prevent it from rusting again.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 32

The right coating for cast-iron tool tops debated.
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 8

TLC for power tools. A general set of maintenance guidelines covering electric motors, cleaning, lubrication, and V-belts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #134 Aug 2001 (v.18#5) pg. 50

Tip on using spar varnish to prevent rust from forming on machine tool tables.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 33

Tip on using paraffin to keep rust off stationary-tool tables and beds.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 20

Tip on using a silicone impregnated shoe polishing pad to protect machine tables from rust.
WORKBENCH #252 Mar-Apr 1999 (v.55#2) pg. 23