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Kay ,
I cleaned the scissors with alcohol. MAGIC! I'm getting a nice clean cut  
and the alcohol will stay in the sewing room, not the medicine closet.
David I will be ordering a pen oiler from Amazon. Looks like a much  
neater and easier waay to oil my serger.
Thanks to everyone for the help.
Juno

Happy things are going better!
Barbara in rainy SC


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Alcohol also works on gummed up needles, pins, knife blades, etc.  And it
does feel like magic when it works! (And a whole lot cheaper than sending
something out for sharpening!).  

Because alcohol evaporates faster than water does, you're less likely to have an  
edge rust, and because it's less polar than water, it tends to do a good
job with stuff water misses.  But if you're ever out of alcohol, try  
plain ol' shampoo or dish detergent... just be sure to rinse and dry well.



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On 9/15/2014 10:01 PM, Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Way back in the olden times, we use to use ether at the hospital the  
same way. Cleaned everything,especially stainless steel, hypodermic  
needles. This was before the  days of disposable needles and syringes.  
had to take a lot of breaks though because that stuff was evil.I can't  
believe did that.

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Ether?  That must have been exciting!  I remember some idiot in chemistry class
who'd done a solvent extraction with ether tipped the ether down the drain and
then followed it with hot water.  About a tablespoon of ether down the  
trough sink in the middle of the bench, and some ran into the main sink on the end.
Suddenly, there was a WHOMP! as the ether in the main sink ignited, which caused
the traces in the trough sink to flash over, and we suddenly had flames  
down the middle of the bench for a few seconds.  

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On 9/16/2014 5:42 PM, Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Hi, fellow chemist!  You gave it away in the previous post mentioning  
the polarity of alcohol, and this confirms it.
Liz

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There are lots of different styles of oilers -- the one I put up is generally
called a pen oiler, and mine was a microscope oiler in its former life. There
are many brands of them, ranging from about $5-20.  

There are also plastic oilers, prefilled with sewing machine oil (which  
is the "house" light oil around here):  
http://www.allstitch.net/product/refillable-hollow-needle-precision-oil-dispenser-1710.cfm?aid=EW2132&sid=googlebase&gclid=CIiFmPv248ACFQhbfgodSAkAKw or types like:  
http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/shop-accessories-supplies/liquid-squeeze-bottles/needle-oiler-bottles-prod20180.aspx

And then there are the real precision oilers, used by watchmakers:
http://www.ofrei.com/page248.html These are dip oilers, and work somewhat like
your suggestion of using a needle eye.
And here's a fancy brass dip oiler, meant for gunsmiths: http://www.garrettwade.com/all-brass-oil-pin-point-applicator/p/54A01.02/ Definitely a bigger drop than
the watchmaker variety!

Kay




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On 9/15/2014 5:42 PM, Kay Lancaster wrote:
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cool tools! from the computer of Kay!

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There are lots of different styles of oilers -- the one I put up is  
generally
called a pen oiler, and mine was a microscope oiler in its former life.  
There
are many brands of them, ranging from about $5-20.

There are also plastic oilers, prefilled with sewing machine oil (which
is the "house" light oil around here):
http://www.allstitch.net/product/refillable-hollow-needle-precision-oil-dispenser-1710.cfm?aid=EW2132&sid=googlebase&gclid=CIiFmPv248ACFQhbfgodSAkAKw
or types like:
http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/shop-accessories-supplies/liquid-squeeze-bottles/needle-oiler-bottles-prod20180.aspx

And then there are the real precision oilers, used by watchmakers:
http://www.ofrei.com/page248.html These are dip oilers, and work somewhat  
like
your suggestion of using a needle eye.
And here's a fancy brass dip oiler, meant for gunsmiths:  
http://www.garrettwade.com/all-brass-oil-pin-point-applicator/p/54A01.02/
Definitely a bigger drop than
the watchmaker variety!

Kay

Thanks for all the links!
Barbara in wet SC




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On 9/15/2014 11:37 AM, Juno wrote:
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Please ignore this post must have hit something I shouldn't have been  
near. My apologizes.

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