If I don't win the book, Mr. Stowe will have to teach me personally. That should be incentive enough!!
If you don't give me the book, Mr. Stowe will have to teach me personally. That should be incentive enough!!
You don't have to hire a hit man or shop for an oversize ziplock bag to put your infested wood in.Use the chemical cyfluthrin. I have used it on infested wood with excellent results. Have also used on a piece of antique furniture that was infested. I use CyKick CS mixed 2 fl. oz./gallon water. Spray the ends while the lumber is stacked, and then spray both sides of each board wetting thoroughly. I also use it to spray under, around, and sometimes inside the house twice a year. It is not a kill on contact insecticide, but is effective for 6 months or so. It is safe enough suppliers send it through the mail. No bad smell. You can get it premixed as Bayer Home Pest Control, or at TruValu or Ace hardware. But it is MUCH cheaper to buy from an internet supplier (such as Do My Own Pest Control) in concentrated form and mix in a deck sprayer.
I has got to be the world's mostest worstest sharpiner, so if I could lern to reed, this here book wood reely help develop my skils. Wood appresheate you throwin in a spellin book too.
I have no doubt CA is strong and can last a long time. I learned to use it to repair rickety chairs that most people have some of. I expect they will stay solid for a lifetime. Wouldn't do it for a fine antique, but it does allow the chair to be made solid without disassembly and without much labor.
Something that really concerns me is how to dismantle a joint. Theoretically, acetone dissolves the glue. The reality is it evaporates before it has a chance. So if somebody puts their big foot down too hard on a turned stretcher, and breaks it off at the leg, how am I going to fix it?
CA burns my nose and eyes. Can't stay around it very long.
I am learning more about hide glue, and the more I learn, the better I like it. It is strong, long lasting and reversible.
Am learning all I can about finishing. Already have another of Jeff's fine books, and this would complement it in my collection. PsychoDice vibrations will make me win!!!
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