Rusty Bonsai Tools and Tiger Stripes

Love this from Adam… now… I hope Carolyn does not miss the vinegar

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

Do you guys remember the tool from this post?IMG_0869
Well, I got some advice as to how to get rid of the rust on it from a reddit reader (/u/TotaLibertarian) using an uncommon (and when I say that I mean totally common) substance.
It is suffice to say that my curiosity was piqued.
I did some investerating and research.
I combed over blogs and forums.
I wiki’d and googled until my eyes were crossed.

Then I experimented. First I sanded all the rust….



…. Both off the knife and also on a pair of root cutters.



Knife above, cutters below.

The rust on the cutters wasn’t too bad, it just kept coming back no matter how much I oiled it.



Next, the chemical….



After making a salad (with a little oil, salt and pepper) I put the two tools into a…

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