To remove rust from tools, just soak in vinegar for a day. Scrub with an old toothbrush, clean and coat with WD 40 to stop future rust.
Electrolysis Rust Removal
This article is two-fold. First, I’m going to show you how to use electrolysis to remove rust from tools. Secondly, this is the first installment in a series of articles that will take you through the rehabilitation of a hand plane including finding replacement parts, tuning, and sharpening. You can watch as I get the plane back in working order.
Calling All Worms This surprisingly simple technique will unearth some surprising results! Find an area of loose, slightly moist soil (the dirt under a log or landscape timber works well) and push a to stick two to three inches into the ground.