Turning Archive

Subject:
I suspect not

John K Jordan
>>>I suspect the cause of the problem is in fact using a petroleum based honing fluid.

I don't think so. There was just a smear on the wheel and no fluid dripped on the magnet. I tried a quick test and dry iron dust from another wheel that has never had honing fluid ignites and burns nicely. A further experiment might show if honing fluid accelerates the burning, slows it, or makes no difference.

I found years ago that fine steel wool burned fine by itself. It makes an interesting science experiment - this guy ignites it with a battery:
http://www.untamedscience.com/blog/steel-wool-science/

JKJ

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