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 Old staples
Author: WoodwindOz 
Date:   2012-11-20 00:08

I am notorious for never buying new staples. I luckily own enough that I shouldn't have to for awhile!

Today I gathered five tubes that were too small for my oboe (from overuse or were always that size), put them in a colander above a pot of boiling water for 10 mins, and all expanded to fit my oboe. I can't attest to the longevity of this treatment, but it works at least in the short term!

Anyway, my question in the quest to recycle staples relates to cleaning them. A few of my old ones do have some calcification/oxidation on the inside. How do people go about cleaning it out? Having seen what steam/water does to expanding corks, I'm not sure I want to be soaking them, so...what does one do?


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