Thursday, February 18, 2016

Rust Progress

The largest piece of the treadle base I was given last weekend is now getting the rust-removing electrolysis treatment. Here's the first side coming out of the tub:

And here's how it looked after being hosed down:
It was a surprise to discover that the pitman rod is wooden! We didn't notice that before, as it was the same colour as the rusting metal. I hope it hasn't suffered as a result of its soak. It should look nice polished up when the ironwork is painted.

1 comment:

  1. The irons have come up well, and I think the wood pitmans were painted black, they are wood on all my treadles. A weaker point to break when jammed and avoid other damage to the machine. It may need a good drink of oil to prevent drying out.