FeistyKat wrote: ↑Sat May 16, 2020 3:44 am
Speaking of "The Nick," does anyone know if he hangs out here? Under an assumed name, I would guess.
He talks about sanding bronze washers, but I can't seem to find any information on the subject.
Just put some fine sandpaper on a flat, hard surface and polish the washers under light pressure from your fingertip.
Cambertree wrote: ↑Sat May 16, 2020 4:16 amJust put some fine sandpaper on a flat, hard surface and polish the washers under light pressure from your fingertip.
Go easy with the sanding and use something in the 1200-1500-2000 or 2500 range.
You can find the finer grit papers at auto parts stores.
I'll usually just use a bit of stropping compound on hard leather to polish my phosphor bronze washers, unless there's a little burring I need to get rid of.
He's from Michigan I believe. Moved to Cali. Everyone thinks he's actually a stage voice he uses. His Russian voice is really good... LolFeistyKat wrote: ↑Sat May 16, 2020 4:35 amI enjoy his videos. He presents well & is amusing. Actually the commenters in his videos are a good part of the show.
I still can't figure out how the heck someone born in Kali can sound like he does, even with a parent from Boston & one from New York City. It just boggles my mind that he didn't learn to talk "normally".
Any vegetable based oils are only good for a relatively short time. You can get some more time if you store them in ideal conditions. I never keep any food or cooking oils longer than 15 months max. I label my oils and usually after a year I've used them up>> if not used up after 14 to 15 months I usually just pitch them.Cambertree wrote: ↑Sat May 16, 2020 3:19 amYes, olive oil gets sticky and rancid - it's definitely not recommended for that purpose.
Coconut oil doesn't really go rancid, I believe, but it solidifies at relatively normal ambient temeratures (76f/24C), so I doubt it would be an effective machine lubricant. I use it on leather sometimes.
I prefer to use non toxic, food safe oils as well. Mineral oil is cheap and easily available and works fine.
Welcome to the forum!FeistyKat wrote: ↑Sat May 16, 2020 2:44 amIs there any reason not use something like olive oil to lubricate a knife?
I'm not a big fan of getting, say, 3-In-One, on my skin, much less on my food if I happen to be using my Spyderco knife in the kitchen.
Empty pen oilers are available, so you can fill it up with your choice of lube.
Maybe I'll try some coconut oil. I love the smell, and I can always like my knife off if I'm out and about and need a snack...
Oxidation. There's a lot of chemistry involved, but in a nutshell, your "natural" oil will turn to stinky goo.
Beware of falling victim to advertisers, lawyers, and ignorant media shills. When the doctor gives you topical medicine, what do you think it is? Chances are, the primary ingredient is going to be that nasty old petroleum that comes out of the ground. Also, petroleum products are used in oral medications!!! People slather petroleum all over their bodies, yet have a conniption if microscopic residue touches their Big Mac and Fries.
This is how I feel. I use Nano oil in very small quantities and wipe up any excess immediately. I wash my knife's blade at the end of the day or after a particularly dirty job. I feel fine using it to cut up apples and cheese or whatever on lunch.The Meat man wrote: ↑Sat May 16, 2020 7:21 amIf all you want is a lubricant for the washers/pivot, then I don't think you necessarily need a food-safe product. A drop or two on the washers won't get into your food. I use Nano Oil for this purpose and it works great.
If you're wanting to protect the entire blade from corrosion then I recommend mineral oil. I use Frog Lube sometimes too, but it is more expensive than mineral oil.