cleaning diamond knives

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From:Ian Montgomery <>
Date:Fri, 28 May 1999 16:34:10 +0000
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>Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 07:47:03 -0600
>From: (Carla Aiwohi)
>Subject: cleaning diamond knives
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>Hi everyone
>I am wondering what the rest of you use to clean your diamond knives after
>sectioning (we use Spurr's resing).  I have been told that packing peanuts
>soaked in distilled water work well.  Hmmm.  Looking forward to any other
>or comments.
>Thank you very much,
>Carla Aiwohi
>Western Fisheries Research Center
	Buy a bottle of diamond cleaning liquid from one of the supply
houses. Then, buy a Big Mac, throw the contents away and cut the expanded
foam box into matchsticks. Dip the end into the cleaning fluid and pull
along the knife edge. Can also use balsa cut into matchsticks. Clean after
every cutting session and store the knife in its box. I have a 6mm Diatome
knife that has been cleaned this way for the last ten years and its like
new. Treat yor diamond like a woman, tender loving care.

Dr. Ian Montgomery,
West Medical Building,
University of Glasgow,
G12 8QQ,
Tel: 0141 339 8855 Extn. 6602.
Fax: 0141 330 4100.

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