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<begin WHINE>
Hit 70° here today and I didn't even open the shop. Didn't even get any time in the shop.
Of course there was the matter of picking up the treadmill that Honey scored...
At noon it was 68° and the shop thermometer was reading 53°, there was no way I was going to open up the shop and have everything start 'sweating'.
I didn't want to spend my afternoon wiping down everything.
Monday it's forecast for 53°, then Tu-41°, Wed-37°, Th-45°, and 44° on Friday. Back to using the heater. . .
What a beautiful day it would have been, but alas.
<End WHINE>
 

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Yep, Southern N.J. , Colder in the shop today, Glass on door was sweating. Turned the heat up in shop. Al.
 

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Currently 76 degrees in Honolulu, snow not anticipated, everything green and blue. Sorry!
 

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No you aren't...
 

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Currently 76 degrees in Honolulu, snow not anticipated, everything green and blue. Sorry!
Oh Yeah? well what about the ah, um, er, -aha!, the salt spray from the surf onto the bed of your Lathe/Mill/Grinder/Drill Press/Shaper?
 

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Low 70's in Raleigh NC today..60's tomorrow..not too bad for December.
 

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Low 70's in Raleigh NC today..60's tomorrow..not too bad for December.
Just you wait and see what we're sending you from TN later in the week... :grin:
 

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Sure wish y'all would keep it west of the mountains..
 

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Oh Yeah? well what about the ah, um, er, -aha!, the salt spray from the surf onto the bed of your Lathe/Mill/Grinder/Drill Press/Shaper?
Nah, I just block it with oil!

Actually, we do have snow in Hawaii. You just need to go above 9,000 feet up Mauna Kea! They even ski there but the berms have lava rock underneath so falling is not encouraged. I live a mile from a huge sandy beach so the weather is nice except in the summer, when we're dodging hurricanes!
 

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Nah, I just block it with oil!

Actually, we do have snow in Hawaii. You just need to go above 9,000 feet up Mauna Kea! They even ski there but the berms have lava rock underneath so falling is not encouraged. I live a mile from a huge sandy beach so the weather is nice except in the summer, when we're dodging hurricanes!
I'm trying to feel for ya man, I really am, "sandy beach" - a mile away? yea, I tried, it just isn't happening. :grin:
Although we shall wish any hurricanes headed that way to cut a wide path around the islands, and head into open seas.
 

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In "Sunny California" tonight here in Sacramento it is forecast to be 29 F. But the high was 54 F this afternoon. Rain tomorrow through Thursday. Most years it gets down to the low 20's or even the teens for a night or three during winter. Nearly every summer goes over 110 F, but with low humidity, and usually cool sea breeze in the evenings, with night time lows in the 60's to 70's. It is not like Minnesota where I was born, with it's "shovel or swat" seasons, and not like Honolulu with those 'boring' trade winds, where most every day you can wear a flowered shirt and shorts. but there is also a good chance of rain. Humans settle all those places and many more, some of them at the limits of survival. We inhabit nearly all of the planet, sometimes to our detriment. My garage/shop has no heat, no air conditioning, and no insulation. It works fine for a retired guy, get to choose which hours to be working there.
 

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Having a brisk evening here at 17deg. s'posed to be 9deg. later, just a lil' chilly..................:cool 2:
 

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If 9 degrees is chilly what do you call cold as hell...
 

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Maybe 7 degrees? it was in the mid 70’s here today
 

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We left CO last week with a low of 7 F. Here in PR now, where we are seeing lows of 75 and high of 82. Unfortunately, my metal working tools here consit of a file and a die grinder. Mike
 

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Beautiful morning here in Greensboro NC with sunny sky's through Friday and then some of that Tennessee yucko rain/snow weather over the weekend.
 

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In "Sunny California" tonight here in Sacramento it is forecast to be 29 F. But the high was 54 F this afternoon. Rain tomorrow through Thursday. Most years it gets down to the low 20's or even the teens for a night or three during winter. Nearly every summer goes over 110 F, but with low humidity, and usually cool sea breeze in the evenings, with night time lows in the 60's to 70's. It is not like Minnesota where I was born, with it's "shovel or swat" seasons, and not like Honolulu with those 'boring' trade winds, where most every day you can wear a flowered shirt and shorts. but there is also a good chance of rain. Humans settle all those places and many more, some of them at the limits of survival. We inhabit nearly all of the planet, sometimes to our detriment. My garage/shop has no heat, no air conditioning, and no insulation. It works fine for a retired guy, get to choose which hours to be working there.
38 here this morning, Bob; one quick dash outside and back in, up to 48 now nothing outside is so urgent as to require my presence until it warms up some more ---
 

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Gee you guys are lucky, it hit 107'F last week, been in the high 80's to mid 90's since, 9:30am its 80% humidity and 84'F.
I feel like I'm melting.
 

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I just came in from my shop, its 55 outside, I'm getting ready to build a fire in the stove.
 

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Hit 56° here today, bit of a breeze. I did open up the shop, luckily we didn't get any 'sweating' from yesterday's hi temp.
Hung some lights for Honey, unpacked the truck from yesterday's estate sale haul, took some picts of the treadmill.
For the record, all I had in the truck was the treadmill and busted up wood 2-drawer file cabinet. (I'm gonna salvage the brass hdwr off of it...)
Kinda of a sad estate sale, they were clearing out the house - literally. Honey snagged a bunch of stuff for nothing.
 

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there was no way I was going to open up the shop and have everything start 'sweating'.
Actually, I just got onto H-M to post a question about that very subject. We hit 70 a couple of days ago, and it rained all day (3 1/2"). Went out to the shop the next morning, and about half the stationary tools in my shop had a coat of flash rust on them. Even the concrete floor looked damp from the sweating. My shop is a stand-alone building, propane heated only when I'm out there.

I used some VF 3M pads and WD40 , and everything cleaned up nicely, but I'm curious. Anyone care to share their preferred methods for dealing with flash rust? Product names/etc? Usually, I keep my equipment and metal workbenches cleaned and oiled with products like Aerokroil or PB Blaster. Are there better products to use? If I need to do a quick clean-up of trash or grinding dust while I'm working on a project, I'll use WD40, but I prefer the other products when between projects.

Any wise counsel?

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Actually, I just got onto H-M to post a question about that very subject. We hit 70 a couple of days ago, and it rained all day (3 1/2"). Went out to the shop the next morning, and about half the stationary tools in my shop had a coat of flash rust on them. Even the concrete floor looked damp from the sweating. My shop is a stand-alone building, propane heated only when I'm out there.

I used some VF 3M pads and WD40 , and everything cleaned up nicely, but I'm curious. Anyone care to share their preferred methods for dealing with flash rust? Product names/etc? Usually, I keep my equipment and metal workbenches cleaned and oiled with products like Aerokroil or PB Blaster. Are there better products to use? If I need to do a quick clean-up of trash or grinding dust while I'm working on a project, I'll use WD40, but I prefer the other products when between projects.

Any wise counsel?

Regards,
Terry
Here's a good current post in regards to the subject. I'm getting ready to try this.
https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/lanolin-and-as-rust-preventer.70896/

some lubes like PB and WD40 actually attract and trap moisture - or something like that. One area on the lathe that I had WD40 puddled rusted around the edges a while back.
I've used furniture paste wax for the most part in this shop and out in the trailer for the last (6) years with decent results - _IF_ I remember to recoat...
I've also taken to tossing blankets over my machinery when the temp or humidity goes wild.
 

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WD40 is a water displacer, but it also is acidic and can cause rust. Lots of folks use it, but for preventing rust
there are better choices. When my son worked at the machine shop, his boss wouldn't allow it near the machines.
 

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Northern Arizona, 7000 ft. altitude. Not the Arizona of the movies. 6" of snow Friday, another 3 on Sunday. High today about 40, low last night 3, yes 3 degrees F. Average this time of year is mid 40's for the high, mid teens for the low. Every year, there is a stretch of a few days that the high does not go above freezing. Humidity is almost always very low. No worries about rust, thankfully. The shop is insulated and sheetrocked. The stove is one of those 55 gallon drums turned to woodstove. It works very well. You get your heat very quickly, not having to warm up 400 lbs of steel. It does not hold the heat well, tho, so it will go thru the wood pretty quick. Drywall and 3 1/2 inches of insulation makes a tremendous difference:big grin:
 

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Northern Arizona, 7000 ft. altitude. Not the Arizona of the movies. 6" of snow Friday, another 3 on Sunday. High today about 40, low last night 3, yes 3 degrees F. Average this time of year is mid 40's for the high, mid teens for the low. Every year, there is a stretch of a few days that the high does not go above freezing. Humidity is almost always very low.
Jeez, my cojones retracted up into my abdomen just reading this!
 

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33f here in Pa.... Ready for summer I am...
 

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Well its 24F real feel was 8F this morning. We are at 6808ft alt. 7900ft a few miles away.We got about 3” of snow the last few days. Thing is our due point is -1F so things stay dry around here for the most part. During summer the humidity is usually in teens, seen it has low as 4% @ 90 F. Things just don’t rust.
I like it.
CH
 

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So here's Murphy on your front stoop.
Last night Honey was coming (late) in here _beloved_ Cadillac and the 'Attention Getting Beast' started tossing a warning about "low oil pressure turn it off now".
It was intermittent and I made the executive decision and told her to just drive it home. (fingers crossed)
Anyway it was 41° tops today and I replaced sending unit, which on a Seville with 174K, is not a cakewalk on your back, in the driveway and that bloody concrete is cold.
It was 58° yesterday.
What a difference 17° makes... I'm too aged for this stuff, or perhaps I just need a heated shop area with room enough for a vehicle, Oh Honey....
 

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Dan,

How did you get that little 'degree' symbol in there?

P.S.: Sorry about your Cadillac.
Oh, to get the 'degree' symbol gang, it's simple.
This is for a Window$ based PC and a full keyboard, I'm not sure how to do it on a laptop. A program called CharMap will also work using Copy and Paste, but for me that's too time consuming.
Hold down the <ALT> key, and while it is still depressed type out the following keys on the 10-Key Pad on the right hand side of your keyboard.
2,4,8 or 0,1,7,6.
Here's a chart showing a bunch of available special characters:
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https://usefulshortcuts.com/downloads/ALT-Codes.pdf
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