I’m not familiar with Japanese armour, but for European stuff to remove rust I use WD-40 and #000 steel wool. For stubborn rust WD-40 with various grades of wet/dry sandpaper. I’ve found stubborn cake rust can be scrapped off with brass having an edge. I did this just the other day when I found a spot of rust forming on the backside of a chape and refused to come completely off with the steel wool. In that case I used WD-40 and a brass key.
As for preventing rust I use a closed container, a trash bag will due, and moth balls. Leave the container so that it can breathe.
Brother Nathaniel: I have wrapped them in tatami and then soaked for 24 hours and then the very center of the dowel is still a bit dry. I believe soaking them before helps a bit to soak them through properly for a more proper "live bone" analog.
Jan 19, 2020 23:42:24 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Oh these dowels work great as tatami cores! It even makes the rolling of the tatami easier as you are wrapping it around it. But I would say to soak it at least half a day before you use wrap it in the tatami( and then soak again) to make sure it's not dry
Jan 19, 2020 23:41:05 GMT
lioconvoy: Thanks! I was looking for something that would act as the "core" of my tatami rolls! That will work perfectly!
Jan 19, 2020 23:26:54 GMT
christain: Chainmail, anyone? KoA has some super deals in their 'Special Sales' section. Go on...you know you want some.
Jan 18, 2020 17:56:45 GMT
christain: Lovely Saturday here in E. Texas. Got beer, fire-pit wood, charcoal, and two marinated T-bones. Middle of January and I'm doing summer stuff. I'm not griping, but it's just weird. It could snow tomorrow, and it wouldn't surprise me a bit.
Jan 18, 2020 17:52:03 GMT
ouroboros: Making pancakes and hoping to snag an hour more sleep ?
Jan 18, 2020 13:52:22 GMT
MOK: Carving spoons on a Saturday morning, now.
Jan 18, 2020 10:07:25 GMT
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