A plumb carpenters hatchet looks as if it about to sink in a pool of lava.
unless i absolutely can not wait, i reserve the vinegar bath for multiple tool soakings. this particular batch has a double bit, two large single bits and two carpenters hatchets (one being this plumb).
before this lot, the solution cleaned a rusty horseshoe.
even when the strength of the vinegar weakens, the solution will have a bit more usability. the only drawback is that it may take a bit longer to dissolve the corrosion. there is no need to waste when all that is needed is a bit of patience.
the added benefit to well used vinegar is that these crazy lava formations are created.
i look forward to see colors, textures and shapes form at the end of the vinegar baths life.