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I heard about removing rust using molassas, what nonsense. But I had half a bottle in the refrigeraor and decided to give it a try. I put an old hammerhead covered mostly with rust and some remnants of the original red paint into a half and half mixture of molassas and water and sealed it up in a glass jar and put it out on the porch. Nothing happened for a couple of days. I left it soak for the rest of the week. Then I noticed some yellow scum floating on top and checked it again. The rust had turned to a black sludge that you could rub off with your fingers and the pa
I have seen a few videos showing a blacksmith making bottle openers from open end wrenches so I bought a handful at a garage sale. Some are chrome or nickel plated and some are not plated. How safe (unsafe ?) is it to burn the plating off. Is there a safe way to dissolve it off. I don't want to mess around with muriatic, sulfuric, nitric, etc, etc Or should I just use the plated ones to add ballast to my toolbox ?