... and how helpful they can be in looking at maker stamps
and user marks. So I set out on today's adventure.
We did have a fine tea strainer in the house but I was FORBIDDEN
to use it. So I took a small walk to our local spice shop and
picked up a cheap strainer. At home I tore it apart and
fashioned a handle that I could hold with my bum hand.
Following the instructions in Goodman I was pretty pleased with
how they came out.
I was a little bit concerned about burning or harming the wood
but it seemed to do nothing at all. I figured if Jane Rees uses
this method it would do no harm.
I think it will be a good way to catalog my planes for research
and insurance purposes.
Much concentration. Best not to have doors or windows open as
the soot trail is very wispy.
Putting the strainer down over the flame creates a thin trail of
soot. I'm trying to deposit this soot over the maker stamp.
I'm placing a piece of scotch tape over