Getting rid of rust
I've got a loom that's on semi-permanent loan from a fellow teacher. The loom had not been used since the early 80's, when weaving was still taught in art classes! So when I received it the loom needed a bit of TLC.
However, I was over eager to use the loom, I cleaned it up and just replaced the reed. I played wih the metal heddles to see if he rust of the metal bit at the top of bottom of each shaft would effect their movement. In large groups it does not. However after having just finished threading the 600+ threads, I've discovered this rust does need to be removed somehow! I'm wondering is there something I can use to remove this rust after I finish this project? I would prefer something chemical or a way that would no require completely dismantling each shaft. As always any wisdom will be dearly appreciated!