[Sca-cooks] Cleaning metal
phlip at 99main.com
Wed Sep 17 09:26:20 PDT 2008
Home Despot has 5 gallon buckets with lids for about $7. I use them to
store my various dyes, and was planning on dedicating one to this
experiment. If they're lidded, the mosquitos aren't going to find them
very useful- and I suspect that the mixture would not be very useful
for them to breed anyway.
On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 1:19 PM, Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps
<dephelps at embarqmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, St Phlip! This sounds an interesting idea, and would be easy enough
> to test out on a small scale, without filling up a spare trash can with a
> sugar water solution and making a paradise for our mosquitoes. The
> electrochemistry method still sounds neat, maybe when the little rugrats are
> a little older I can try that one too.
> Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
> Frank Zappa
> To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like
> administering medicine to the dead.
> Thomas Paine
> ----- 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.
>> Saint Phlip
>> Heat it up
>> Hit it hard
>> Repent as necessary.
>> It's the smith who makes the tools, not the tools which make the smith.
>> .I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary
>> notices I have read with pleasure. -Clarence Darrow
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Heat it up
Hit it hard
Repent as necessary.
It's the smith who makes the tools, not the tools which make the smith.
.I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary
notices I have read with pleasure. -Clarence Darrow
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