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Using Camphor Blocks as a Metal Tool Box Rust Prevention Device
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Camphor block inside a film canister Camphor fumes released through a plastic cylinder (like an old film container) will give your tool box a nice rust prevention coat.

To prevent rust from forming on tools in your drawers or tool chest, all you need is a block of camphor and a plastic film canister. Camphor is available from pharmacies in segmented 2" x 2" blocks. Just drill a few 1/4"-diameter holes in a canister, stick a quarter of the camphor block inside and cap it.

Store one of these little canisters wherever you keep metal tools. The camphor fumes form a molecular film on metal surfaces that retards rust. A quarter block lasts about a year and will treat several drawers or a whole toolbox. When the camphor smell disappears, you’ll know it’s time for a fresh piece.

posted on April 1, 2009 by Woodworker's Journal
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