Another year has past, and thanks to our midwestern summer humidity, I again faced the challenges of Maintaining Gaffneyis Gear. However, I managed to improve my process somewhat.
Again I soaked the pike heads in vinegar. This time I simply positioned them vertically in a bucket:
To make sure they would not fall over I did this in front of our garage, where there is a basketball hoop that proved to be convenient.
I am 61 years old and I still do not use my toys in the way they are intended :-)>
Here the pike head on the left has been just removed from the vinegar. The one on the right has been cleaned with a wire brush attachment on an electric drill. I repeated this for all of the pike heads,
I let the pikes dry in the summer sun:
I wrapped the pike heads in some rags that had been soaked in oil: </p?
Finally I put some plastic bags over the rag-covered pike heads: