I sanded all day to get the two main base pieces of the board shear ready for assembly. After sanding was finished, I lightly oiled the pieces with linseed oil to seal and protect them against rusting again. Any surface that receives oil is heavily buffed with a dry cloth to remove any excess oil. Since everything is metal, there is no absorption.
My plan is to heavily document the process of putting this together. I don’t anticipate being in my studio space for the rest of my life which means one day I will have to take this machine apart again to get it to a different location. Plus, it is hard to find much information about this particular board shear so maybe this will be helpful to someone in the future. Pictures will start tomorrow…