Grandma’s Shovel

Remember this from my rusty tool post?


It now looks like this after a good soak in the vinegar/water mixture and a bit of mineral oil.  I did have to soak this shovel for a couple of days, it was so rusty.  I probably should have sanded it a little bit before soaking it, that may have helped to remove the rust faster.

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Almost like new!

The bucket I had this in wasn’t deep enough to get the neck of the shovel, so I just sanded it down.  In the future I will get this into a deeper bucket to clean up the rest of the rust on the neck.


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