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Old 08-24-2012, 11:50 PM   #6706
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In post 6703 I mentioned the solar light I installed outside. Here it is.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:53 PM   #6707
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I notice that you can see the red charge light working on that light. A good sign I hope.

The missus has had a rose growing in the veggie patch for ages (temporary planting of course) and it presently has three flowers on the go.
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When we did the archeological dig in the studio, we found that the table that we had stored so much stuff on over the years (14 years if you must know) was covered with newspaper to protect the surface.

Well, it seems that much of the paper had become one with the table and was very firmly stuck.

Since the dining room set is Edwardian, we decided that we should try to do as little damage as possible when removing the paper. Most of it came off without too much of a fight, but some was firmly stuck.

We are trying a linseed oil soak to see if it will soften the paper enough to rub off. We do not want to remove the original finish because of the old patina.

Tomorrow we will use what the old French cabinet makers referred to as a tampon to remove as much as possible without hurting the surface. Actually, I think I should correct the term cabinet makers to Menusier, which was the fellow who actually did the finishing.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #6709
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Is that idol as in American Idol, or idle, as in lazy SOB?
Whoops, my bad! Good catch!
But now that I think about it
...either spelling could apply as it would pertain to this particular thread.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:22 AM   #6710
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Whoops, my bad! Good catch!
But now that I think about it
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I see, so now I'm a lazy SOB idol? Doesn't quite sound right somehow...j/k.
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But can you sing? That is the big question.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #6712
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Thanks for posting the elk pic Keith. When you mentioned the deer eating your tomatoes, it made me think of this elk. All of the other flowers and plants in the landscaping at that Hotel were protected with a heavy gauge wire mesh. When I saw it, I thought it looked kind of unusual, but then I saw the elk eating the (unprotected) hanging plant and understood.
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I suspect I might have trouble trying to carry a tune in a bucket...never mind trying to make it recognizable.
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Btw, that's a beautiful table Keith. Were you able to get the rest of the paper off of it with the linseed oil?
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Btw, that's a beautiful table Keith. Were you able to get the rest of the paper off of it with the linseed oil?
Some of the paper I rubbed off yesterday. But while I was otherwise occupied, the lady of the manse decided to use a razor blade to tackle the remainder.

No comment from me, otherwise I might be forcibly removed from this planet!

There are still marks on the table from all the wars it has been through, but I think some careful rubbed coats of finish might eliminate most of them.
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Some of the paper I rubbed off yesterday. But while I was otherwise occupied, the lady of the manse decided to use a razor blade to tackle the remainder.

No comment from me, otherwise I might be forcibly removed from this planet!
O....M....G.... I hope you can rub those without hurting the patina.

But then, you are an expert with wood, so I'm sure you will have it looking awesome in no time.
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O....M....G.... I hope you can rub those without hurting the patina.

But then, you are an expert with wood, so I'm sure you will have it looking awesome in no time.
Before I touch it again, I have some reading to do to refresh my memory.

George Frank is about as good as they come in the finishing department when it comes to antiques, and fortunately he penned a couple of excellent books before his passing. I should have some interesting reading this evening.
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Gives me cold chills also!
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Gives me cold chills also!
It seemed to have the opposite effect on me. Ever seen anyone with steam coming out of their ears?
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It seemed to have the opposite effect on me. Ever seen anyone with steam coming out of their ears?
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