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Restoring Old Kitchen Knives
Removing Black Stains in Wood Furniture With Oxalic Acid
Food-Safe Wood Finish with Shellac (+ bee's wax / walnut oil)
Removing Rust with Citric Acid
Wish I had seen the lemon juice idea first. A lot of powdery residue got stuck in the oak grain of the table leaves I was working on (not the main table top for some reason). Maybe it was because the grain on the leaves was more open due to stripping off the varnish right before applying the Bartender's Friend. I plan to continue trying mineral spirits or water and a stiff brush to dissolve or brush it out. It is not coming out easily. If I can't get it all out, will it cause a problem with staining and varnishing?
Great Demo! For small items, using this technique in a ultrasonic cleaner speeds the process dramatically. I place the citric acid solution in a secondary plastic container with your parts and surround that with warm water in the cleaner. Monitor so as to not go too long. This works great for brass parts as well.
Removing Powder Coating from Aluminum
Shock Mounts for Eames Fiberglass Chairs
Wood Mold for Glassblowing
Thank you! Helpful advice! Does anybody know how to get Chocolate wine off a log home cedar wall? I bought it this way, I didn't get to drink any of the Chocolate wine!!
Follow the grain with the brush as well so you don't tear up the wood.
timely advice, I have wooden clothing racks for drying clothes outside and was wondering what I would need to do. - Evelyn348
regular clorox bleach will remove the stain.No matter what you use though,you will have ti restain the the wood.After bleaching the stain damage,you need to rinse the wood really good with water.Let dry a few days.Sand and then stain.Then put on a sanding saler,sand,then apply two finish coats of polyurethane - sunspotbaby64
Lots of great info here. Thanks!Question about the wood conditioning, though. You suggest mineral oil or boiled linseed. You mention that you prefer food-safe, but don't specify which ones are or are not food safe. Could you clarify please? Pretty sure mineral oil is. Is boiled linseed? Tung oil and varnish are not, correct?
Take care when using Oxalic acid. It is poisonous.
Seriously inspiring. Thanks for posting with such detail - the result is amazing!
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