Homemade Rust Removal

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Simple way I used to remove rust from old tools and car parts. Homemade jig from scraps with amazing results in less than an hour.

It's called electrolysis rust removal, you can find plenty of details on it on the web.

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This is not an instructional video, it just shows they way I did this. It is for entertainment only!

Don't attempt to do this yourself as electricity and water are a dangerous mix!

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Laser marking and laser etching are becoming more and more essential in a growing number of industries. The standard reasons to laser marking or laser engrave your items include:

oThe mark is extremely durable, irreversible and most of the times can not be gotten rid of without destroying the product itself, this is true for laser marking, laser etching, or laser annealing.

oThe laser marking procedure is accurate, 100% repeatable, quick, with extremely clear sharp results.

oThe laser mark or laser engrave can rapidly and easily be changed without any machine modification over, and, without replacing any tools. The altering of a laser marking or laser etch is a simple drag and click computer system operation.

oThe laser requires no consumables and no extra purchases of included materials or materials. The operating and upkeep expenses of owning and running the laser marking or laser etching system are practically non existent.

Laser Basics

The beam is produced into a telescope which expands the laser beam from a size of approximately 2mm as the beam exits the laser tube up to 7mm to 14 mm for a lot of laser marking or laser etching operations. The laser beam is directed off the mirrors though a single aspect flat field lens to the item being laser marked or etched.

The next factor to consider is the laser beam spot size. The laser beam spot size ranges from around 20 microns or.0007" at the smallest to approximately 70 microns or.0027" at the biggest for Nd: YAG lasers. These small area sizes and extremely focused laser light energy produce the detailed, clear, permanent marking that is typical of the laser marking or laser etching process.

Controlling Lasers and Laser Marking Options

Laser markers and laser etchers are controlled through software application. Numerous variables need to be managed:

1. Laser power as determined in watts

2. Frequency, implying the pulse frequency of the laser beam

3. Inches per 2nd, suggesting the speed that the beam steering mirrors are moving

Determining the proper setting for the laser is the single most crucial and critical aspect in the success or failure of the laser marking process. Once the correct settings have been identified and showed a 100% repeatable laser mark can be achieved.

Laser controller software is accessed by means of a PCI user interface card. This sends the digital signals of the computer based marking or engraving files to the motors and directs the laser beam to the product being laser marked or laser etched.

There are numerous different kinds of laser marking and laser etching and several various factors to consider in regards to visual outcomes for the laser mark or laser etch.


The laser beam is formed in a sealed tube with an electrode set, laser gas, and electrical discharge. The beam is discharged into a telescope which expands the laser beam from a size of approximately 2mm as the beam exits the laser tube up to 7mm to 14 mm for most laser marking or laser etching operations. The laser beam is directed off the mirrors though a single component flat field lens to the product being laser significant or engraved.

The laser beam area size varies from approximately 20 microns or.0007" at the tiniest to roughly 70 microns or.0027" at the biggest for Nd: YAG lasers. These little area sizes and extremely focused laser light energy develop the detailed, clear, irreversible marking that is common of the laser marking or laser etching procedure.

DETAILED ARTICLE: http://www.thesmallworkshop.com/Simple way I used to remove rust from old tools and car parts. Homemade jig from scraps with amazing results in less than an hour.It's called electrolysis rust removal, you can find plenty of details on it on the web.===============If you enjoyed this video please subscribe, it's free and will allow you to see my future uploads. I try to add new content every week.My name is Steve and on this channel I plan to post videos of the things I make in my very, VERY small shop set up in a closet.===============If you want to help in the making of these videos you can support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheSmallWorks...===============This is not an instructional video, it just shows they way I did this. It is for entertainment only!Don't attempt to do this yourself as electricity and water are a...