Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Scotty, I've considered new jars, not out of the question, yet. I'm now using a plastic 3/4 cup food container w/screw lid. If going "disposable", plastic would be cheapest. Chemical cleaning of plastic not viable. If I can clean a glass jar in a few minutes it would save some $ and a trip to the store.
C'man, I'm currently "cleaning" the jar with sodium hydroxide as I have no methclor. If it doesn't work, thinner is next.
About 6 months ago I posted about poly and tung oil gelling and getting hard. Someone suggested purging the container. I put 1 pint of poly in a jar and vacuum sealed it. Same with the tung oil. Both are still like brand new. Also put same in 1/2 pt. jars and purged them. Both like new. I'm trying to devise a way to quickly and efficiently purge the 1/2 pt. wide mouth, then cleaning won't be necessary. Vacuum is good, but a pain in the arse to do.
The worst thing you can do to a piece of wood is
....get blood on it.
Dr. Durdy Olman, Phd. (BS)