[Sca-cooks] Cleaning metal

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 17 09:24:51 PDT 2008

Um, yeah.  I just moved into a new house which is blissfully ant-free, 
I'm not all that keen to try this method. 

I would like a pointer to the one with the battery charger however.


> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Saint Phlip" <phlip at 99main.com>
> To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 10:33 AM
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] Cleaning metal
>> After the discussion we had here recently about cleaning up cast iron
>> and other steel objects, some of my mundane smithing friends started
>> discussing another technique which should work well for those of you
>> nervous about playing with the electrolysis method (battery charger)
>> and who aren't in a hurry.
>> Basicly, you take a bucket, and you fill it with 1 molasses to 10
>> water, and let the metal soak in that for a couple of weeks.
>> Apparently, it cleans the metal up well, and at the end of the time,
>> all you need is some minor scrubbing to finish it up.
>> Now, I've never used this method, so I can't swear to it from personal
>> experience, but several of the guys I respect most on that particular
>> List swore by it. I figure it's certainly work a try, and will likely
>> be trying it on a project of mine in the next month or so. 

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