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Everything posted by RichardA

  1. It's gonna take you til 10 just to get dressed just to lay down. :-}
  2. Looking forward to see it in place.
  3. Yeah, I think I'm the oldest here still being a part of the forum. Crap, I'm gonna be 80 next year, And I wonder how the hell I made it this far. Hang in there young'un, I may get outa here in the next few, and you just might be the oldest. But you did do good. YOUNG"UN!
  4. Does anyone know what a "badge" is? Here in the forum?
  5. When a bit bites, it's time for Beer.
  6. I tried poly acrilic on a surface that gets used a lot. That stuff peels off so easy. Never again.
  7. I wouldn't have expected less. Ya done good Mick.
  8. Thanks, but I gotta tell you as I told Coop, electronics is like Cedar to me.............I hate'em both.
  9. If you use the Cherry Danish blend, I'd do it after. It'll darken nicely
  10. I can't see them either, they come up as 1/4" square.
  11. I've heard that our friend @Coop has had that experience on several occasions.
  12. You could always check out Ebay.
  13. I feel the same way about paint. I just painted a couple rooms in my house with paint/primer. It was supposed to be a one time cover all the problems paint. I assure you, the chemists that make paint, have never painted anything but their toenails.
  14. It really sucks, that as you age, you tend to lose those that are important to you. Sorry you had to go through that again so soon. Extremely well done.
  15. What @wtnhighlander said, and there is the added danger to your tools, with hidden gravel in the wood or nails with the heads gone. if you wish to take those chances, plus pay a premium for the wood, you might want to have a sure outlet at a considerably higher price than what you would charge for the same piece made from new wood.
  16. Why did my little workbench seem confusing? It ain't pretty, but it's heavy, inexpensive to construct, and it does what I ask of it. And I assure you I abuse it.
  17. RichardA


    Haven't I seen you two bums somewhere? Oh yeah, I remember you were bumming lunch money in Iowa a few years back. Looks like you got more than enough lunch dough!
  18. Were you trying to catch it? Did you? just trying to help take the boring out of it.
  19. Good luck, remember you can lighten the walnut color by adding natural til you reach the color you're looking for. And finally, allow 4 or 5 days for the oil to dry before reapplying. The surface will feel dry, but the oil soaked in the wood will take a little longer. Additionally, before you apply your first coat of the color you've finally determined is what you want, With just your hand lightly go over the whole piece that your going to oil, with a "light" surface sanding with 220 or higher grit sandpaper. it'll break the seal your natural coat has formed. Lightly. Again, there's no guarantee because pine is difficult to get along with.
  20. Don't take this wrong. But pine has is own shades, all you did by adding watco Danish oil in "Natural" was to highlight the woods normal color. Sometimes Youtube is not your friend. True in this case! How dark do you want it? Watco makes a number of good oils that you can use over what you've already used. they have walnut, Cherry and a few others. You need to determine the color you want, then find the right oil, and use it full strength, or lighten it with some of the natural you have left over. However, I have to tell you, pine has a mind of it's own, sometimes it does what you want other times it just flat out ignores you.
  21. The hinges are twelve very old Romans, six per side that hold the door as it moves. : }
  22. Rather than blowing big bucks on a new bench. Just build one that will take the beating you expect to give it. A nicloson style is easy to construct and will take a long time to destroy. Mine is a combination of the things I needed. Finished furniture leaves the shop, it doesn't live in my shop.