So a little off my main blog but I wanted to clean up the original H. Disston & Sons pre-1917 medallion from my 22” D-8. I’ve used a buffer, Brasso and steel wool, and chemicals on other brass parts before but I didn’t have time to go into my shop today and I didn’t want to lose any of the lettering on the medallion so I decided to try cleaning it up with household items.
Here is a list of the items I used:
A soft cloth
An old toothbrush
Some good old fashioned American elbow grease.
In a small Dixie cup I mixed some lemon juice and baking powder to a paste.
(It does fizz up so keep an eye on it)
I put some of the paste on my cloth
After 5 minutes of buffing it by hand this is my end result.
Pretty much exactly what I wanted, not back to brand new, but looks pretty damn good for 10 minutes out of my morning.
-- Only the Finest Finish Work.