|Clarkson Tool and Cutter Grinder - Refurbishment - scraping the ways|
Here are the pictures and text from Pete's post in the thread:-
↓ Here's the first pass with the scraper. I scraped it rather heavily after seeing this and went over it twice without bluing, as I knew I had to take a good bit off.
↓ A few more rounds gets me to here, which I think is looking rather good considering what I started with.
↓ I'm having trouble getting consistent results with my bluing.
I realise that it's going on heavy and I try to keep a regular film on my surface plate but it seems that it's very difficult to do. What I do is roll out a small lob of micrometer blue on a 6" surface plate with an ink roller then when it looks a nice and even shade right across I roll out a patch on my bigger plate for bluing the part. After one round of scraping I go over again with the roller and do this 3 or 4 times, but then the part starts getting sucked onto the plate and I have to clean it all off and start over again. My tube of micrometer blue is quite old and almost expired so I'm hoping that fresh stuff will produce better results. Could it be the old spotting blue or is it my technique that's lacking?