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Oil Stone Cleaning - how to?

Discussion in 'Restoration Workshop' started by Lord Fatboy, Monday September 5, 2016.

  1. Never have herd that oil before.

    Thanks for the info.
     
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  2. Nice stone.

    I have what I think could be a charnley forest. Picked it up for 50p so not too worried if not that great.

    my first question is... it comes in a box, loose fitting and not exactly stable, should I permanently fix it into the bottom of the box so that it is more robust and steady to use?

    And should I use epoxy for that?

    Thanks 2017-09-23 14.47.23 copy.jpg
     
  3. Nice stone.

    I have what I think could be a charnley forest. Picked it up for 50p so not too worried if not that great.

    my first question is... it comes in a box, loose fitting and not exactly stable, should I permanently fix it into the bottom of the box so that it is more robust and steady to use?

    And should I use epoxy for that?

    Thanks View attachment 29321
     
  4. AlanT2

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    Looks like a Charnley, nice find. Epoxy should hold it in place depending how oil soaked the box is, you could mix some plaster in with the epoxy to increase it's filling ability if the stone is a very loose fit. Pitch or plaster of paris used to be the traditional way.
     
  5. I have few stones like that and I always fold a wet towel and place the stone on it and use like that or you can hold it and use that way.
     
  6. Thanks, Alan and Sezer,

    Great advice. I could use the wet towel but would like to make a permanent job of it. Don't have any pitch or plaster so think I will have a go at the Epoxy.

    I now have 2/3 flat ready to use, probably will not take it down far enough to get it all flat, I would loose a lot of stone.

    Thanks again.
     

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