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toddkrein
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toddkrein   8/28/2014 2:39:41 PM
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Now, of course, you have the perfect test bed for testing brass cleaners. I wonder if taking a piece that had been, um, over-aged and then cleaning it abit might give you a piece that looks more authentic, since the corrosion has gone deeper.

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Re: More chemicals
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2014 1:17:58 PM
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@Antedelivian: ...tsk, tsk!

You are a hard taskmaster -- I was up early and at at ESC Brazil all ay yesterday -- then gave my final talk from 5:00pm to 6:00pm -- then raced to the airport and flew through the night with only two hours of sleep -- and now I'm back in the saddle using one hand tio type and the other to hold my eyelids open... and you will hold me to every apostrophe LOL

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antedeluvian   8/28/2014 1:14:39 PM
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Max

wends it's way

tsk, tsk!

 

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Max The Magnificent   8/28/2014 1:12:50 PM
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@Antedeluvian: What I did find puzzling is quite what this device is supposed to do.

My understanding is that cows can pick up bits of metal when they are chowing down on the grass in a field -- you sick one of these down their throat and it attracts any magnetic metals and holds them tight as the thing wends it's way through the cow's stomachs

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antedeluvian   8/28/2014 1:09:15 PM
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Now, if only you could find a breed of cow (or lama) called a "Black Max" ...

I thought I would take you up on your challenge. I didn't find one but I did find this which may be for a Blackmax cow, depending on how you parse the product title. What I did find puzzling is quite what this device is supposed to do. Read the description.

What is hardware disease? Does my computer have it? Do cows suffer from software disease? Does the cow swallow this magnet? As Arthur Fallowfield (Kenneth Williams) on "Beyond our Ken" used to say "The answer lies in the soil!"

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Re: In-Manure-Ata Poop-Mastication Engine
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2014 12:59:32 PM
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@Wnderer: And using manure is the first thing that comes to mind? LOL

Well, it came to Rcurl's mind, because he was the one who told me LOL

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Max The Magnificent   8/28/2014 12:57:38 PM
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@prabhakar: How about attaching those brass plates on your car so as to face the car exhaust?

That woudl work with these little test pieces -- but not with the full-size panels, the biggest of whic his about 11" x 11"

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Max The Magnificent   8/28/2014 12:55:50 PM
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@prabhakar: The best way to age it could be just leaving it in your open backyard space for a couple of months...

This is one of the techniques I'm going to try -- I should have done this already -- I'll go out and find the right spot this coming weekend.

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Re: Steampunk
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2014 12:53:43 PM
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@Sheetal: Where are you going to use them...I mean why would you age the brass.

These are just small test pieces. Take a look at my most recent Inamorata Prognostication Engine column -- that shows the full-size brass panels I'm using in a 1929 wooden radio cabinet. I want these panels to look like they are 100 years old -- not brand new and shiny...

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Max The Magnificent   8/28/2014 12:49:59 PM
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@perl_geek: ...the only way to enter a comment is by clickling on "Reply" in someone else's post.

I'm not defending the system (don;t get me started on that) -- but in fact you can start a new comment thread by clicking the "Post Message" link next to the "Reply" link on any comment.

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