Iím in the process of setting up my basement workshop after having it in storage in the basement for the last year. Most of my tools survived pretty well except for my one Lie-Nielsen plane. Itís the rabbeting block plane and there is slight rust on the sole, sides, and blade. Iíve got a few questions on this subject.
1. What is the best way to remove the rust from the plane? It doesnít appear to have any pitting so Iím thinking something like a scotchbrite and oil lubricant may be enough but Iíd like to get some recommendations from the experts here.
2. What do you recommend to prevent this from happening again in the future? I think the majority of the rust may have occurred during my move cross country as some of my hand planes which were transported at a later date donít show any signs of rust.
3. This has made me decide to build a rolling tool chest to store my planes in and I was thinking about using pegboard for the drawer bottoms and then just having an extra large desiccant pack in one of the drawers. My thinking is the perforated bottoms would allow air/moisture circulation between drawers.
Thanks in advance.