It sticks in the mitre box and has this weird white/black mess over the
blade that I think came from cutting green wood with it. The saw is
still sharp so I don't want to just throw it. It was hard to clean with
by hand with detergent and only managed a small area in a long sapce of
time. So any suggestion would be nice.
You guys are VERY ill. :^)
A better reply would have been:
You use acetone to clean a tennon saw,so use baritone to clean a tenor
Any solvent bass cleaner will do.
Talk about a _fishy_ solution to the problem!
Actually I would turn in the tenor for two fives, spend one on some
Easy Off and go see half a movie with the other five.
Although...that might be considered money laundering...
Tom Watson - WoodDorker
LRod beat me to the crummy pun, so I'll just have to play it straight. CMT
makes a blade cleaner that works faster than just about anything. You'll
find it a Rockler, Woodcraft, Amazon.com or a number of other woodworking
places. Even faster is oven cleaner, but it's evil stuff and must be used in
a well-ventilated area.
Might want to soak just the blade, lest you get into a bimetal (brass
back/steel blade) situation with a pretty good electrolyte.
I'd wet a washrag or two in simple green or TSP substitute and lay it on the
affected area for fifteen minutes. Shouldn't take more.
On 21 Apr 2005 13:13:46 -0700, the inscrutable "TrailRat"
Unfortunately, bass, soprano, and alto brushes won't work on a tenor
I'd try soaking it with Simple Green for a few minutes. It should wipe
clean after that.
It'll be Happy Humming after that.
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Washing soda. About 1/4 cup in a quart of warm water. Soak for five minutes;
most of the crud will rinse off. The rest you can wipe off with a rag. Rinse
with water. Dry with a towel.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
There have been several good suggestions in other postings, but I feel
compelled to add another alto-native. <groan>
Anything that attacks fat/grease will remove the 'crud'. Depending on
how 'aggressive' the cleaner is, "tincture of time" may be required.
Aggressive cleaners include lye and related products (e.g. "Red Devil Lye",
"Easy Off Oven Cleaner", etc.) *CARE* is required, These products will
Any of the 'citrus' cleaners -- "Simple Green", "Orange Clean" ,etc.
"grease-remover" hand cleaners, frequently found in auto shops -- things
Other 'glass' and multi-purpose cleaners with 'grease cutters' -- "Windex",
"Formula 409", etc.
"Detergents" with grease-cutters. _Pure_ detergents are *not* very good at
'stuck on' stuff of this type. Detergents work by 'getting under' stuff,
and lifting it away. when you can't get _under_ it, you need something that
breaks it up, and can attack from the top.
"soap". works similarly to pure detergent. just not as well.
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