If you can’t clean it…
Was reminded today of cleaning the old wood range, if cleaning is even the right word. Unlike stoves of today, these old ranges had iron tops, not glass and plastic.
Of course that made them heavy as hell too, but a benefit was that you didn’t have to be gentle in the cleaning.
Rather than soft lotions and creams, we used to whack on the comet cleanser, and get a drop of water mixed with it and scrub it with the old waterproof sand paper, better known to us as waterpaper. In the old store we ran in Apsey Brook, we used to sell this by the sheet for just this purpose. Everyone had a wood range and everyone used this to clean it. I guess we weren’t really cleaning it as much as we were sanding it out, but it did the trick. Just took some elbow grease.
Anyway, short post tonight, but while it was fresh in my mind, wanted to get my memories of water paper down.
Raised in outport Newfoundland in a town of 65 people, I pursued a post secondary diploma in Information Technology right out of High School.
I’ve always been a geek at heart, but yet I love the rural life I grew up with. Fishing, hunting, camping and the great outdoors are still loves of mine, even if I don’t pursue them as often as I once did. Sports were always a big part of our lives, and I played many (badly) and loved them all.
If you can’t clean it…
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A little About Me
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