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Offline txjeff

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Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« on: April 29, 2013, 05:56:29 AM »
Not when you have a 11 year old who thinks he can do anything.



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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 06:18:08 AM »
Way to go.  ;) Bring that enterprizing young man over to muldoon tx. I think I got him a paying job.

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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 10:46:27 AM »
I don't believe I was working that hard at 11YO. Looks like a bright future. (no pun intended)
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 10:59:37 AM »
Good for him!
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 11:43:41 AM »
Nice. I plan to start polishing mine and my 5 year old keeps asking to help :)
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 12:36:02 PM »
Funny you posted this...I was just today dreading the job...but if he can do it, so can I...thanks for the inspiration  ;D
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 02:54:43 PM »
Just wait---He will soon be a teen- and then all their work comes with a $$$$$ attached!!
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 03:07:06 PM »
Kudos and all that. Looks like he's doing a fine job. Nice to have him involved at the early age. Hope he stays interested as he grows.

Now the rant...

I don't see safety glasses or ear protection on him.   :(


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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 05:22:30 AM »
Craig, 

You are correct with the safety aspect. I have been trying to teach my son the do things safely ( wear a helmet when riding the four wheeler, safety glasses when grinding metal ect..) We all talk about the major stuff like blocking the bus before crawling under it. Good to have someone remind us to work safely when doing the small stuff too...thanks.

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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 07:50:53 AM »
I would probably use a face shield or tight sealing goggles instead of safety glasses.  The polishing compound thrown off can go right up under safety glasses.

I got metal in my eye when grinding a few years back and had to go to the ER.  I was wearing safety glasses.  I got a full face respirator before I started grinding again.  I use the full face respirator any time I do something where stuff might get underneath safety glasses.  I went with a respirator instead of face shield because you don't really want to be breathing in clouds of dust from grinding rust.
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 09:05:00 AM »
I have to do the same this spring, what is everyone using to polish the stainless??
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 04:37:19 PM »
 11 year olds! :)
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 04:38:44 PM »
Sorry folks, i couldn't resist that one! ;D
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2013, 05:51:11 PM »
That was a good one Ed, I stepped right into it!
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Re: Who said polishing the stainless was hard work?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 05:53:26 PM »
I have to do the same this spring, what is everyone using to polish the stainless??

Clean it super well, you could use some carb cleaner/break fluid (some might be against this as to how corrosive they can be to the skin) with some 0000 steel wool. Then any SS polish at auto zone should work.
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