Decalcifying Rust

We can’t build anything worthy if our tools are ineffective. Broken, Dull, or Rusty. A poor foundation ▲ leads to a crumbling frame. Fortune is worthy, naught is fame.

Cleaning the tools in your shed are just as important as the tools in your mind.​


“These tools remind me of the ones we handle in the workshop of the mind where things are made of thought and where we build up character.” – Ch. 5:13 The Holy Koran of MSTA

Rust is like an oxidation, a corrosion, a calcification. Not only does the material become hardened and clogged, but the material itself is breaking down. Just like tools rust and batteries leak, organs can become calcified. They all stop moving or stop being used and become stagnant and/or frozen. In these instances, THe heats gotta come with washing rains..​​​

Things You’ll Need

  • 1/2 half a lemon (un-squeezed)
  • Sea Salt (not used here)
  • Baking Soda (aluminum free)
  • Distilled Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
  • A Bowl or Tote (preferably glass)
  • A Medium Corse cleaning tool (tough sponge or brush) Sand paper or metal scrubbers may cause scratching.
  • Water
  • And a Drying Rag


1) Wet the rusted tools with some water first.

2) Mix warm/hot Water with the Baking Soda, Choice of Vinegar, Baking Soda and/or Sea Salt, and just a squeeze of Lemon Juice.

3) Scrub up the tools gently with your Sponge and/or Scrub Brush and leave to soak for about 5 minutes or so.

4) Scrub the tools once moor, applying more pressure. Leave the tools to soak again for 30+ minutes.

5) Now you can scrub and clean the rust off of the tools as much as you can. This will take some time. With some patience and a lot of effort you’ll bring your age old tools into good use once Moor. 

6) Once you’ve cleaned off as much as you can, rinse off any debris with some water and dry them off with the rag.

​​​7) Use your tools to the best of their abilities and bring beautiful structure into your life!​​​​​

Rust can accumulate over decades, slowly degrading not just for your tools but in your mind as well. Take initiative and clean up your workshop by eating cleaner, acting cleaner and thinking cleaner. Just as nature (Lemons, Water, Salt, Alkalinity, etc.) cleaned up my tools, getting back to nature will clean up yours.


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