Yesterday I built a cylindrical derusting tank from soil pipe.
It works well for longer tools, like the tin snips I bought at a car boot sale in April
I can now make out the marking on the jaw:
Gilbow 245 14" Sheffield England
The remains of the 5 litres of derusting fluid went into a bucket for all the small pieces like nuts, bolts and washers.
I also dipped my Gilpin axe head, which was pretty rough when I found it, left by a previous owner of the house in the back of the shed.
Before dipping it I gave it a going over with some 180 and 240 grit wet and dry, to take off the worst rust and give the derusting a better chance.
I’m quite pleased with the result and with the improvement the wet and dry makes.
It’s not entirely to my taste, being a bit too shiny in places where I was over enthusiastic with the wet and dry …
We’re off out on a day trip to the seaside (and to pick up something I won on eBay) so I’ll update separately on this later.