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Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Happened Across This Set Of Danish Salad Servers Just Days After Being Wowed By A Set Over On Secondhand Hanna's Blog. Status: Rescued

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Rescued is right. See how dry the wood looks in that pic above? This poor set had been through the dish washer a couple too many times. Dr. Modtomic prescribes love...and much need cleanup.

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Just what the Dr. ordered! The Goof Off was needed to get the marker / price (and just about

anything and everything else) off the metal. The Murphy Oil Soap is mixed with water and used

to clean the handles up. I let them dry thoroughly and then hit them with the Howard Feed N

Wax. Boy did they need it too!

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Above you can see how dry the wood is. Also you can see the price put on with a Sharpy.

Thank God they didn't put the price on the wood! I might have had to stain the handle an

ebony to cover it! Truth is...I probably wouldn't have even bought them if that was the case.

You can't save everything! Right?

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So here's the little "before and after" in action. Those were some thirsty handles. After I

cleaned them and let them dry I "slathered" them with the Feed N Wax. I let them sit like

that...almost dripping with the stuff for a little while. When I came back to wipe them down they

were no longer "slathered" but now just sporting a thin film of moisture. They really soaked it

up. I may give them another "slathering" just be sure that they've gotten all they need.

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There, all better. Another successful operation. Only slight regret? Maybe I shoulda stained

them a little darker? Eh, they look pretty good as is. I'm happy!

5 comments:

  1. Great set! A little TLC and they look like new.

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  2. They look great!

    Have you tried Howard's companion to the Feed N Wax? It's called Restor-A-Finish. Even on things that don't need a severe restoration, it does an incredible job cleaning up especially with the 0000 steel wool.

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  3. I think I'm gonna buy a ganked up dining table that needs fixin' and do a comparo on a couple different products one of these days. I'll do a swipe of each side by side so that we can see what each does. Right now I'm using the Minwax Antique Furniture Refinisher on the messed up stuff. I think it's basically the same thing. But it'd be interesting to see if there is a marked difference.

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  4. Ooh, I need to give some of my wood handled flatware this treatment. Where does one get the Feed N Wax?

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  5. monoG - I'm a little ashamed to admit that I got this bottle at one of the big box hardware stores. I TRIED to buy my stuff at True Value that day but they didn't / don't stock the Minwax Antique Furniture Refinisher and that was what I was after the day I found the Feed N Wax.

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