I am new to this forum and new to Festool.
I am almost there in terms of setting up my shop and have three projects planed once I am done:
1. I have a house with thin, steel rod balusters. I will try to post a photo. Over the years a little surface rust has formed on the balusters. My dog, Manny, a large St. Bernard, is probably responsible. Does it make sense to use fine steel wool to clean them? What more or less could I do? What, if anything should I put on them to delay rust forming on them?
2. I have maple wood floor with a clear water based poly finish. Dirt and grim has formed in the kitchen where the counters and the floor meet. The trim molding needs a new paint job so I need to clear them up before painting the moldings. For the dirt and grim on the floor, has anyone ever used a RO 90 with a polishing pad/sponge or a high grit plantin sand paper? If so, how did it go? Am I crazy to try?
3. I have a large number of drawer faces in bathrooms and the kitchen (roughly 50). The originals are a high quality maple veneer finished with, I think, a clear oil-based poly. The faces have in a few cases been damaged by water and time. My issues are (i) is this an all or nothing project or, in other words, given the typical yellowing of the oil based poly, do I have to replace everything in the room at the same time?, (ii) given that the faces screw on to the boxes, do folks think that I can cut these (I have a Festool 55 but not the parallel guides, although I could buy one), (iii) if the project is all of the faces or none, should I stick with oil based poly (likely to get a shop to do them if it I stick with poly) or should I go with wax or something else (I'd be happy to re-wax annually).