Monday, June 28, 2010

Tip for scissors

No art project to show today, but thought I would share a quick tip.  My scissors --that are about 30 years old-- have been tough to open.  It was like they were sticking and rubbing.    Russ suggested I try a tiny drop of Tri-flow lubricant at the base by the riveted hinge.  Ah.......sure enough there was the problem.  Just the humidity in the air had caused some rust on the rivet (which is not stainless like the blades).  I let the lubricant sit, and then opened and closed the scissors a few times, wiping the black/rusty excess off.  Now they are good to go.   So I pulled out all my scissors, big and small, and checked them too.  Each pair got sharpened and oiled.   A small thing to keep the tools working.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I have to try that one out. We have some scissors that are having a hard time opening and closing.

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