I’ve been using a small empty smuckers jelly jar filled with white vinegar. It’s smaller than a traditional mason jar and holds about 6 ouces of vinegar. Punched holes in the cap with an icepick and turned it upside down in the tank. works great. Quick oven cleaning tip is to put about a cup of ammonia in a small bowl and put it in a cold oven for 24 to 48 hours. Then you can just wipe away the gunk buildup with a damp sponge. Single guy here and I hate to clean so any tips that reduce the amount of work involved is paramount for me. Yeah…..this stuff really works.
Using a corn cushion (band-aid like foam circle with a hole in the center. You can buy them next to band-aids or shoe inserts in the grocery store.) around the location where a splinter is embedded can help eliminate pressure on the location, so the splinter can more easily be brought to the surface without recurring pressure pushing it back down when you touch things with your hand.
Side question–Are there methods or tools people can recommend for containing metal swarf while working, so there aren’t a lot of splinters floating around after grinding? I’m especially trying to figure out methods that would work for out-of-door projects. I am concerned about cats walking in the area later & getting metal chips in their paws. Is there a heavy duty grinding box or something you can build for this??