It has to be sealed all around, otherwise the condensation everynight will rust it where you cannot see.....every little crack and crevace....
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AND LOTS OF OIL EVERYWHERE
Light stuff where you can't get to and haevy sticky suff where you can.
Keep checking it and spraying it.
From: Bruce Anderson
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 13:04:39 -0500
Subject: [southbendlathe] Storage of Lathe
Just as I was getting going cleaning and rebuilding a Heavy 10 Toolroom lathe on an under drive cabinet, we need to move. Just to the next town, but a smaller house yet plenty of room to build a bigger shop!!!
Need to store the lathe for maybe a year and the only room I have without tripping over it is outside.
It is partially disassembled, headstock, tailstock, apron all off of it.
Can I pretty safely just soak it with WD- 40 or LPS or something like that and keep it covered with a tarp? I could build a lean-to type thing on the side of a shed if that would help.
Thanks for any advice.
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