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    The beauty of electrolysis - 7/1

    Hi all,
    Haven't been hunting much with all the dryness and heat. Wanted to share a before/after electrolysis item. I found this large horse bit this spring in one of my fields. My friend Charlie in the club has a electrolysis unit set up for bigger items and offered to clean it up for me. I thought it turned out pretty grand. He sealed it up with a coating of beeswax that I bartered to him.

    Stay cool out there!

    HH,
    Michiganne
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    Last edited by Michiganne; Nov 23, 2012 at 09:00 PM.
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    A piece saved,nice.

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    He does a great job!
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure"
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    Wow, I am impressed. He did a very good job!

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    wow, very cool Anne!...have never tried it!

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    It turned out good , Nice job.....
    ROB

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    Very nice Anne, will look great on display!

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    That looks Great, it is a wall hanger now.
    I love the farm iron.
    Happy Hunting
    Kevin
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    That's a very cool find you made there Anne and he did a fantastic job doing electrolysis and sealing it

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    looks great, i have found an old home-site in one of our fields and have recovered a few pieces that i want to clean up and display. the electrolysis is "easy" enough, and i keep bees, and planned on sealing with bees wax. now that i see it done, looks like i have a rainy weekend gameplan. can you tell me if the wax is melted and applied or applied with a solvent. i have an axe head from the old homesite that is going to be my first piece and i would really like it to be as purty as your bit
    thx scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by sculpine View Post
    can you tell me if the wax is melted and applied or applied with a solvent. i have an axe head from the old homesite that is going to be my first piece and i would really like it to be as purty as your bit
    thx scot
    Scot,
    One of the earlier pieces Charlie did for me I remember he said he let the iron piece sit on his woodstove and get warm, then rubbed the beeswax on. For the horse bit he said he used a torch to heat it slightly, then applied. Hope this helps and good luck!

    HH,
    Michiganne
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    Pretty cool Anne - cleaned up great!! WTG

 

 

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