It took 14 days to cook the horse

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It took another 14 days to cook the horse, the wreath plaque, and what I think is a telegraph key, Below are the before and after photos.

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came out great. im a newbie cleaning old relics. when you say "cook" do you mean electrolisis?
 
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came out great. im a newbie cleaning old relics. when you say "cook" do you mean electrolisis?
No .. no electrolysis. I use a thermostatically controlled hot pot filled with Evaporust, and cook the relics at a constant 200 degrees.
 

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Those turned out great!! So would a regular crock pot work for that process?
No .. no electrolysis. I use a thermostatically controlled hot pot filled with Evaporust, and cook the relics at a constant 200 degrees.
 

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I wonder if that is a depiction of General U.S. Grant on horseback?
 
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WOW - thats an amazing transformation!
Thanks Cru! Three unique pieces for me. I have no idea what that wreath plaque is, and this is the first telegraph key that I have found. Now the bigger pieces have been cleaned ad preserved, I am going to start on the smaller things.
I want to get the buttons cleaned up first.
 

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No .. no electrolysis. I use a thermostatically controlled hot pot filled with Evaporust, and cook the relics at a constant 200 degrees.

It took 14 days to cook the horse​

Now some are cooks-and then there is a chef.

Geez I've heard the phrase "Tough as horse meat"
But you certainly beat that meat to a fine cut of tenderloin sir.
The results being one can chew on the view.
The thought of cooking something for a few weeks seems like it would be burnt to a crisp, then you explained it nicely.
To sum it up: First class restoration, done to perfection, deserves a place on the top shelf, really who knew from the before that the after would produce such a result.
I tip my hat at your skills and technique.

Query: Do you use a crockpot for cooking?
 
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It took 14 days to cook the horse​

Now some are cooks-and then there is a chef.

Geez I've heard the phrase "Tough as horse meat"
But you certainly beat that meat to a fine cut of tenderloin sir.
The results being one can chew on the view.
The thought of cooking something for a few weeks seems like it would be burnt to a crisp, then you explained it nicely.
To sum it up: First class restoration, done to perfection, deserves a place on the top shelf, really who knew from the before that the after would produce such a result.
I tip my hat at your skills and technique.

Query: Do you use a crockpot for cooking?
I use a fondu pot with a temperature control for smaller stuff, but I primarily use an old roaster oven with a temp control for bigger stuff like these and the revolver. I call them both my "Hot Pots"
 

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Q: Why was the annual Anti-Beef Society picnic postponed for two weeks?
A: It took fourteen days to cook the horse.
 

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It took another 14 days to cook the horse, the wreath plaque, and what I think is a telegraph key, Below are the before and after photos.

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Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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If you don't mind another question, it sounds like the product will remove rust. What is the benefit of cooking it? Does it work quicker or better? Thank you!
 

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Fantastic restoration. I have used electrolysis, ACV and such but that really did great. If we still have a relic preservation section please share your methods so we might learn. Restoring toasted cast iron or just plain iron can be a challenge.
 
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If you don't mind another question, it sounds like the product will remove rust. What is the benefit of cooking it? Does it work quicker or better? Thank you!
Over the past 50+ years I have experimented with all kinds of things, but I have found the hot pot works the best for me. I have found that the heated solution loosens up a lot of the rust and crud better than using cold solution on cold metal.
 

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