I used a little bit of Oxi-clean in the final cooking to whiten it up. As far as sealing it I am going to wait and see just how much oil still leaches out of it. The last couple of water changes that I did to the pot still had a little bit of oil on the top of the water so I suppose that there is still some in it. As for the peroxide I have a bottle of it along with a powdered bleach to put on it if I decide that I need to do it. But I am going to wait for a while to see what happens to it.
I measured the the upper cutters on my biggest one today and they measure out at 11/2" exactly.
Didn't measure the lower ones but definately shorter. Obviously mine is not big enough for any record keeping but I did get a score sheet that they all seem to use. It's the same as for a lion or bear. Here's the link to SCI.
In my experience if you only use peroxide they will stay white but if you use any actual bleach they will yellow. I did my first couple with bleach because that is the term people used and they yellowed badly after about a year like you said. I quit using bleach because of something I read somewhere and only use peroxide now. I have never had another problem.
“You don’t need that” my loving wife stated flatly. Hovering near her, sporting goods catalog in hand, I tried to counter “But look Honey, it holds 2150 cubic inches of gear”, as I tried to give her my best loving look. “Nope, you do not need to carry more gear – you have several packs already… if one of them is not big enough, take two” she stated and then fell back to attacking her Sudoku puzzle. Sulking, I moved back to my side of the bed and continued thumbing through my...