Tack Cloth

I remember reading about being able to make your own tack cloths (senior moment). Does anybody know what the mixture is for making them?
Thanks Terry
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Terry, The easiest way is to use about a tablespoon of varnish and about half an old, well worn & washed, 'T' - shirt. Hold the cloth, flat, on your hand, and drizzle the varnish over it. Wad & kneed the fabric until the varnish is thoroughly distributed. Store in a Zip-Lock bag.
For a much neater solution - use one of those 'Swiffer' cloths. A while ago there was even one that came in a 'glove' form.
Regards & Good Luck, Ron Magen Backyard Boatshop {Most of the time I just use a rag dampened with the 'appropriate' thinner - mineral spirits or water - depending on the finish}

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Ron ...
<<For a much neater solution - use one of those 'Swiffer' cloths. A while ago there was even one that came in a 'glove' form.>>
I was thinking of trying that but was afraid it might leave some sort of residue.
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I would stay away from the swiffer in the glove form. While the regular one seemed to work ok for me the ones in the glove form left fuzzies on the finish.
Rick

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On Sat, 07 Aug 2004 17:17:16 -0400, Terry Kemmerer wrote:

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I was going to go that route several years ago but, after checking on the price of cheese cloth and thinking of all the messy stuff, I went by O'Reilly's auto parts and got a box of a dozen for the cost of an extra large pepperoni pizza(with extra cheese). That's enough tack cloths to last me 'til I'm pushing up daises out at Memorial Park.
Larry
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You could also use a tumble dryer freshener sheet. They do work and are much much cheaper.
Paul
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I NEVER use ANY cloth after sanding. Too much chance for lingering fibers. I use a vacuum with brush to get the bulk of the dust off, followed by blowing off the piece with compressed air. By the time I spray, there is no dust floating around to mar the finish.
David
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Allen,
Sorry I can't help you with how to make a Tack Cloth, but just FYI, originally they were made of cheese cloth and beeswax.
Now if you find yourself a smart bee and give it some cheese cloth....
Todd
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On 9 Aug 2004 22:01:35 -0700, gear snipped-for-privacy@sympatico.ca (Todd) calmly ranted:

Hey, just find a K-mart or Wally World and shop there. All their cloth(ing) is tacky IMHO.
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Terry Kemmerer wrote:

Rather than a tack cloth you might want to go to a fabric store and pick up some microfiber cloth. Stuff will pull fur off a cat at 20 paces.

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Is this the first step to making push sticks?
Steve P.

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