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    Late this summer I ordered a small mill from Grizzly. In the last two weeks I've ordered a cheap spin index and a rather nicely finished (better than I expected at least and far above simple serviceability) AXA sized wedge QCTP from an imported selling on Ebay by the name Shars.

    The mill was covered in the classic red grease, the latest tools are covered to a lesser extent in a brown grease. Clean up was a pain for all the tools and each time I get one of these imported tools I wonder "What is this stuff?". Is it animal based? Petroleum based? Is there a ton of wax in it? Is it toxic?

    Anyone know?
    Brett Jones...

  • #2
    Hahaha.... beware of the Blob!

    The brown stuff can be anything,some of the older stuff was fish gutts,no,seriously.They used rendered fish scales and fins to make some preservative.We used to see it on import wirerope and cold rolled.Some of it even smelled like rotten fish.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    • #3
      Smells Familular

      I think I might have dated her a long time ago.
      "four to tow, two to go"

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      • #4
        serious point during ww11 the Russians were reduced to eating this stuff very sad.Alistair
        Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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        • #5
          As a young boy when I wasn't eating my veggies, my mother would give me the kids starving in China line. I'd always wonder just how hungy I'd have to be before I ate green beans without threat of injury from my mother.

          This brings that question to a whole different level.

          Originally posted by Alistair Hosie
          serious point during ww11 the Russians were reduced to eating this stuff very sad.Alistair
          Brett Jones...

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          • #6
            I thought it was "poggy"
            I have tools I don't even know I own...

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            • #7
              The last Chinese tool I got had all the machined surfaces coated with something like varnish. (transparent brown) I had to use lacquer thinner to get it off. I think I'd rather have the grease. At least it washed off with diesel, K1 or just plain paint thinner.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by torker
                I thought it was "poggy"
                Poggy,fish gutts,cat food it's all the same
                I just need one more tool,just one!

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                • #9
                  Poggy,fish gutts,cat food it's all the same
                  I'm pretty sure it isn't caviar.
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                  • #10
                    proper word is cosmoline, its a thick petrol product that is also very high in paraffin, It seems every country has thier own "mix" and many can contain just about any thing that inhibits rust -- was going to go into a big speeeel about whale blubber but i just dont have the time today...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Alistair Hosie
                      serious point during ww11 the Russians were reduced to eating this stuff very sad.Alistair
                      Growing up we were so poor our family would eat fried chicken for dinner Sunday and lick our fingers for lunch Tuesday.
                      I just need one more tool,just one!

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                      • #12
                        I just suck on my beard.
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                        • #13
                          Have some respect people!
                          It's yak fat, rendered in a monastery in the himalayas. Teams of sherpas haul firewood up vertiginous trails on their days off.
                          That's when they're not hauling tourists up the same vertiginous trails.
                          Come to think of it, why don't they just render down some of the tourists?
                          Just got my head together
                          now my body's falling apart

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                          • #14
                            Can anyone spell " vegemite " :-)
                            ...lew...

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                            • #15
                              Yup, and I can even spread it on my toast with one hand while putting on my thongs with the other
                              Just got my head together
                              now my body's falling apart

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