HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

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Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Post by Big Kev » 26 Sep 2019, 09:55

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I hope you find they work! Here's the casserole, it's a good size, made by Tower. The offer is still there, it's surplus to requirements.
If you want a disc making get a lump of steel or cast iron, circular if possible and I'll make it pretty for you. Either material would be OK because if used inside the pan they would soon get tempered with fat in the contents.
Thank you, I'll see how I get on once we've moved.
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Post by chinatyke » 26 Sep 2019, 12:35

I finally found the info I wanted. These plates come in sizes 118/122/138/148/165/175/198/230mms diameter and all are 1 mm thick except the 175mm diameter which is 2mm thick. Prices vary according to size but about £3 for 165mm diameter seems about right as shown in the link.

https://www.baopals.com/products/594182 ... 4260629634

If you are looking consider the ones with detachable handles then you can use it internally and externally. There doesn't seem to be anything special about them, just a chunk of metal! I suppose you could use any iron platter or sheet and it would do the job. Chatter noise in use is normal.

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Post by Big Kev » 26 Sep 2019, 13:57

Nice one, cheers.
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Post by Stanley » 27 Sep 2019, 02:50

Cheaper than a new set of good pans!
If you have a pan that has stained badly in use, put apple and potato peel in it and boil thoroughly, then leave to stand overnight. This will get rid of the most stubborn stains and burned on food. Don't do this to enamelled pans, it will attack the enamel.
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Post by Cathy » 27 Sep 2019, 06:02

Or just soak in Morning Fresh, it's much quicker and no messing around. :good:
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Post by Stanley » 27 Sep 2019, 06:13

Agree Cathy, I use Fairy Professional, but some people think avoiding strong proprietary cleaners is good for the environment. They have a choice.
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Post by Stanley » 28 Sep 2019, 04:13

In the days when stone flag floors were common, sand was strewn on them to pick up any muck that was trodden in. It also abraded the flags and polished them. River sand was no good for this as the rounded edges of the grains meant the floor was slippy and the sand migrated to the walls. Crushed soft stone was used as it had sharp edges. If you have a stone floor this would still work!
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Post by Stanley » 29 Sep 2019, 05:52

If you have had the chimney sweep in and he's been careless and left some soot on the carpet sprinkle lots of salt on it and vacuum. This will remove almost all the soot.
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Post by Stanley » 30 Sep 2019, 04:11

In the days of black leaded and polished steel finish on kitchen ranges and fenders you used Black Lead of course, still available today and for the steel, a rag soaked in paraffin and wrung out and then dipped in fine white wood ash. This brings up the shine and the oil slows down tarnishing.
For those of you who are fed up of polishing brass, always finish off with a lightly oiled cloth. Using metal polish becomes an annual event. I learned this when I was looking after steam engines.
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Post by Stanley » 01 Oct 2019, 03:37

When I did Ellenroad we had the railings round the engine capped with High quality mahogany bannister rail by Boholt Fine Joinery from Oldham. They were bog standard road safety guard railings and we wanted to raise the quality. I noticed that they finished them by rubbing down with a pad of very fine steel wool soaked in beeswax. If yoy do a search you will find you can buy OOO or OOOO steel wool on the web. It gives a lovely satin finish and feeds the wood at the same time. (LINK)
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If you do a search you will find you can buy OOO or OOOO steel wool on the web.
It is also a potential fire hazard I've seen a bundle of this go up in flames by getting a match near it.

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Post by Stanley » 01 Oct 2019, 08:10

Yes, you are right it is flammable but OK when soaked with wax because the oxygen can't get at the individual strands.
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Post by Stanley » 02 Oct 2019, 02:28

To clean the inside of any narrow necked vessel drop a piece of chain in and half fill with detergent and hot water and shake well. For really dirty ones add some abrasive to the mix. Magic for wine stained decanters!
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Post by Stanley » 03 Oct 2019, 05:24

Nose grease is wonderful for preserving small wooden items like chess pieces or my favourite Buddha! Just rub them on your nose and enjoy the shine!
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Post by Cathy » 03 Oct 2019, 07:28

I've heard the same works for sore lips, never tried it myself... :surprised:
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Post by plaques » 03 Oct 2019, 08:06

In my wood carving days it was given to me by an old carver in Skipton as way to keep an edge on your carving tools. Rub you finger and thumb over you nose then on the tool not the other way round. I can see Stanley with a buddha stuck up his nose! :biggrin2:

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Post by Tizer » 03 Oct 2019, 10:20

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I've heard the same works for sore lips, never tried it myself... :surprised:
Are you choosy about whose nose you rub your lips on Cathy? :extrawink:

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Post by Cathy » 03 Oct 2019, 11:11

Haha. Yes I am choosy. I'm a Vaseline girl I am :laugh5:
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Post by Stanley » 04 Oct 2019, 02:24

It's also exactly the right refractive index to use to rub round the periphery of a camera lens to give a soft focus effect round the edge of a picture....
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Post by Stanley » 05 Oct 2019, 03:53

To keep good shoes waterproof. Use a good wax polish that contains no silicone. Beeswax or Carnauba is good. Apply a good coat, paying particular attention to the welt where upper and sole meet. Leave for a day before a light polish and maintain with frequent light application every two or three days. In time you will build up a deep rich shine that can't be obtained any other way.
Working boots are easier, get a leather feeding compound based on Neat's Foot Oil (Straight oil will do but is hard to obtain.) The most likely place to find this is in retailers supplying the horsey fraternity. Carr, Day and Martin do a good one. Simply brush on the dry leather including the tongue and the inside of the boot round the ankle. The leather will soon become supple and waterproof but will never take a polish. This doesn't matter of course with working boots. Treated like this and repaired well and regularly good boots can last 50+ years...
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Neat's Foot Oil (Straight oil will do but is hard to obtain.)
I've seen this at our local shoe repairers (Birro's) in Colne. They may have it in Barlick.

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Post by Stanley » 06 Oct 2019, 02:20

Cheaper to buy the horsey harness dressing P and actually I think it's better because it has waxes dissolved in it as well. I got mine at West Cumberland Farmers in Skipton.
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Post by Stanley » 07 Oct 2019, 05:39

In Scotland Raspberry canes were protected during the winter by plaiting them together with interleaved straw in hoops tied down to the next bunch. This keeps them safe in all but the hardest winters.
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Post by Whyperion » 07 Oct 2019, 08:54

Whats F Y M (the family keep cremating the cats - bit of a waste of a good use it seems )? I cannot visualise the raspberry protection - I have some in Stockport but its a bit under some trees so does not seem to be the best place - if they dont need deep roots can I pot into the front sunny garden in the Spring assuming they last the winter. There are a few overhanging the track to my garage in London- they seem to thrive goodish though last winter was colder than earlier ones, and I have a feeling its going to be cold this year given the high number of other soft fruits this year.

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FYM - Farm Yard Manure.
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