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Danl

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    Daniel
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    USA, Missouri
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    Male
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    Beginner

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  1. Danl

    Jig for Cutting Strips

    If I remember correctly, a similar story for the man who originally designed the devise for flocking. There are givers and there are takers. Danl
  2. Danl

    She Is Back To Helping In the Yard

    Some times just going outside and doing small chores is good for the healing. Danl
  3. Danl

    a True Woodworker Needs a Spare

    Great haul. No problem how with having spare parts. Danl
  4. Danl

    Swivel Bar Stools - Production

    This is the swivel I purchased from chairpartsonline.com. It is tilted approx 3 deg and has a spring which allows the seat to return to the same position it was at when you sit on the stool. Danl
  5. The swivel bar stools are finally complete! Finish schedule is one coat BLO, one coat 1-1/2 # garnet shellac, and 3 coats SW Sher-wood Kem Aqua Plus clear. They were made per my wife’s specifications: 1) the stools have to swivel and go back to center when at rest, 2) they have to have a back support which is to be no higher than the counter top height, 3) she has to be comfortable sitting on it, and 4) they have to be made from cherry wood. The first prototype was 1” too short (for her). The 2nd prototype is taller and has mortise and tenon joinery (a 1st for me). I changed all the dimn for the legs and upper rails. The production stools have dimensions from both prototypes. Thanks for looking. Danl Prototype he
  6. As of this week, I have been retired for 53 weeks. Well, it finally happened. I fell into the pitfall of retirement. I forgot which Saturday it is. Today is the 5th Saturday not the 6th Saturday for this week. ACE Hardware is having a sidewalk sale and for $1.00 I can have a hot dog and soda. When I arrived I realized my mistake. Oh well, I can make up for it tomorrow. Danl
  7. Jesse, my wife knows your story and frustration all to well. For insurance sake, the primary doc needs to alert and recommend action from the specialist. There may be other health issues which the primary care doc knows that the specialist is not aware of which may impact the decisions. Danl
  8. Jess, I'mpraying your wife gets the medical attention she needs. I know this is difficult for you also. Danl
  9. Danl

    Spraying In Hot and Humid Weather

    I plan to move the spray pieces into the kitchen right after they are sprayed to allow for controlled evaporation. I was mostly concerned that the shellac & finish would dry before it hit the wood because the air entering the gun would be dry air, the structure would be of ambient temp, and perhaps the pieces would take on a foggy appearance due to the humidity. Danl
  10. I have been wanting to spray shellac and SW Sher-wood Kem Aqua Plus clear for a week but the weather has been hot. Now the temps have dropped some but the humidity has gone up. The SW product best dries at 50% RH or lower and 77 deg or higher. I have been waiting for a window where the temps are below 80 deg and the RH below 80%. I do all of my spraying in the garage which does not have A/C. Am I taking too big of a risk if I spray with the temp and RH above 80? Danl
  11. Danl

    Woodpeckers

    Jess, if I followed your advise I would have to do more than start cooking for myself. Danl
  12. My wife and I found ourselves in Tennessee, so I had to visit Judy Gale Roberts’ studio in Seymour, TN. Judy is an Intarsia artesian. Her work is very beautiful. Unfortunately, Judy was out of town the day I visited, but her office manager was available to answer many questions. Judy teaches classes, makes guest appearances, makes commissioned work, and puts out approx. four new patterns a year. She is looking for ways to be less busy, but the demand for work makes it difficult. I had a great time seeing her studio. If you plan to see her studio, leave the RV at home. The roads are narrow, and the driveway is very steep. Danl
  13. I told my wife to sell anything with a cord and save/give the rest for the two sons. Neither son has a desire to work with wood. Danl
  14. Danl

    Woodpeckers

    My wife and I went away for a few days and upon our return we found our home had been attacked by woodpeckers. We have a cedar wood enclosed patio which carpenter bees have been invading for the past 3 years. This year I took persistent action and eliminated approx. 50. I would see approx. 5 bees a day prior to their departure (a good swat with a tennis racket). I have not seen any carpenter bees for approx 3 weeks. The woodpeckers have been pecking the same areas where the bees entered the cedar. I think they were after the bee larva. Today, I saw 3 woodpeckers. It is become a choir to constantly chase them off. Do you have any suggestion what I can do to persuade the woodpeckers to find a new home. Danl
  15. Danl

    Installing new kitchen floor

    My wife did not want wood. She said she did not want the mess that would be created if we did have a water leak, so she selected Armstrong LVT. Danl

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