This took me a while to figure out. A couple of months ago, I started finding weird stains on my tools and benchtop in the basement. They were patchy and they smelled bad. Then I found these rust stains on both the table saw (new just last fall!!) and band saw, and I was pretty mad.
The stains were always linear and changed orientation when I moved the saw. I thought at first that mice were peeing on everthing, then I put it together. It wasn't mice, it was this little rascal, Myelin:
She looks innocent, but she pees when she gets excited. Her urine must have dripped through the floor to the basement on several occasions and gotten on the tools. More training has stopped the source of the rust (she doesn't pee on the floor any more!), but not the symptoms.
How can I save my saws and clean off the rust stains? Bob - this could be a great opportunity for a photo documentary .
All suggesions are appreciated. I am no longer giving her away either, since she has agreed to stop wetting my tools.
[ 07-08-2005, 07:59 PM: Message edited by: guillemot ]