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Feb. 11, 2009
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  • Cleaning Rust Off of Tools Without Harsh Chemicals

    thanks Craig. i have a website www.wreckageinternational.com, but if you google Mutoid Waste Company, which is the group i've worked with over the last couple of decades you'll get some interesting stuff, not least my long time collaborator Joe Rush at www.joerush.com : )

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  • Cleaning Rust Off of Tools Without Harsh Chemicals

    HI Lord Drake, I don't seem to have any photo's any of the smaller stuff i was talking about, (i.e. rusted engine parts) I lost a load of folio stuff in a catastrophic mac meltdown. But here's some of the bigger sculptures that i've made. Thanks for the interest : )

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  • Cleaning Rust Off of Tools Without Harsh Chemicals

    I make sculpture out of rusty bits and pieces, I sometimes chuck stuff in a fire or even build a bonfire around the larger things, it provides some interesting if not entirely predictable patina's. It helps to get it all glowing cherry red and give it a good few hours in there, give's it a lovely deep burnished bluey/black shade, it gets rid of any flaky surface rust and kind of absorbs some of the deeper corrosion back into the metal. The good thing is that the size of your metal is only limited by the size of the fire you want to build I've done it with old agricultural machinery. It will change the metals inherent strength so i wouldn't do it to a tool or machine i intended for use again. Another advantage is if you have several different pieces all with various levels of corrosion or paint colours, this will unify the overall colour in one fell swoop.

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