From: Robert Bastow <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Question for Robert
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 17:14:08 GMT
Cast Iron is "Lovely, Filthy" stuff to machine.
Lovely, because a good piece of grey iron cuts like cheese, requires no
lubricant and is easy to get a "professional finish" on.
Filthy, because the swarf is dusty and contains a large amount of free graphite,
it turns everything, including skin a glossy black! It ingrains in the skin,
especially under the fingernails and it can take a week to get rid of the
vestigal traces of a cast iron session.
What it does to the tender, inner, workings of machine tools is nothing short of
criminal!! A different kind of "filthy" as it is very abrasive....!
Larry Root wrote:
> Way back in ancient archives of time when I worked on cars, I'd rub cold
> cream into my hands; they have better products available now. But that
> was to keep out the grease. I don't work around cast iron (other that
> my TS top), why do you need the liquid gloves "especially" for cast
> Larry Root
> Robert Bastow wrote:
> > I use "Liquid Glove" especially when working on cast iron. The secret is to
> > work a good solid wedge of the stuff under your fingernails..That washes out,
> > when the time comes, and brings all the crap with it
> > teenut