Monday, November 17, 2008

A funny name, isn't it.

When you solder silver and other metals, they get darkened and crusty. To clean them up, you dunk them in an acidic solution commonly called pickle.

My soldering station is not well set up and I've been putting my pickle in a little glass cup. But it evaporates quickly and I have to make fresh solution frequently.

I decided that the next time I have a good-sized jar that's empty, I'd recycle it and use it to store my pickle.

Guess which jar was next?

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13 Comments:

  1. elizabethjayne said...
    ah, delicious irony!

    Someone (I forget who, sadly) recommended your Etsy shop as having excellent photos - and you do! And a woman quoting Carroll is after my own heart. So I thought I'd stop by and say hello...so, hello :)

    Happy crafting!
    Valerie said...
    Good Choice!
    Kala Pohl Studio said...
    Ha, how appropriate:)
    sherry said...
    Irony is the spice of life!
    ChichiBoulie said...
    Perfect!
    blackfeatherfarm said...
    That's a Vlasic ! Oh- I meant classic !
    kim* said...
    so its real pickle juice?
    Contrariwise said...
    lol! It DOES look like pickle juice!

    No, it's a dry acid that I dilute in water. I don't know what kind it is, but I bought it specifically for soldering.
    Kelly Drill said...
    Delicious irony. I love that you thought to get a pic and post it.
    Contrariwise said...
    It wasn't until I had been using it for a week that it struck me funny. (There it was, right in front of my nose, AND I DIDN'T NOTICE IT.)

    It was another week before I even thought of taking a picture and posting it.

    Gotta remember to seize the moment when you're a blogger. ;-)
    JillHannah said...
    Yay pickle pickle! I wonder what happens to an actual pickle nee cucumber when you put it in metalsmithing pickle. Probably the world collapses in on itself.
    Contrariwise said...
    Uh oh. I think someone's been nipping at the pickle juice.

    lol
    Jennifer Rose said...
    lol I love pickles, I would have to watch I didn't get the 2 jars mixed up :p hmmm now I want to go get some pickles....

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