|Forum topic by Sandra||posted 02-10-2013 05:22 PM||4150 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
02-10-2013 05:22 PM
I have a new set of Stanley sweetheart chisels that have been patiently waiting for me in a drawer of my work table.
My night time reading has been Leonard Lee’s Complete Guide to Sharpening, I have an angle jig and guide at the ready, today may be the day…..
My question is this: how exactly do you get lacquer off the chisels? Please…... talk…... very…... slowly…...
Update – From the mom-files!
I found a bottle of drug-store brand nail polish remover under the sink. First ingredient was acetone. So I poured some into a glass pie plate, propped up one end slightly to make a bath for the chisels without getting the acetone in the handle area.
I let them soak for about an hour and then scrubbed them down with an SOS pad. Not sure what they’d be in the US, but they are steel-wool type scouring pads for the kitchen that are pre-soaked with detergent.
It took a bit of elbow grease and a few drops of blood (who knew they’d be that sharp already…..) but they are done.
Thanks for the help. I had read the blogs also, and was going to head in tomorrow to HD to find the ‘blue can’ stuff.
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.