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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:14 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:59 pm
I am roasting a chicken.
How did it turn out? Crispy on the outside, moist & tender on the inside?
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by hugodrax » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:31 am

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:14 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:59 pm
I am roasting a chicken.
How did it turn out? Crispy on the outside, moist & tender on the inside?
It did, thanks for asking. Such a simple dish, but a very homey one, too.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Hovannes » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:40 am

Trying to figure out what is going on with the finish on my camera. It's mahogany, built in the mid-50s-early-60s. It's become mottled and developed some thick black deposits. I can remove most of the black but it leaves a tackiness that will attract dirt. I've been trying to find out what sort of finish it came with and narrowed it down to either shellac, laquer, or (a war time expedient) nitrocellulose lacquer. I'd like to avoid a full refinish if possible.Image

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:24 am

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Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:40 am
Trying to figure out what is going on with the finish on my camera. It's mahogany, built in the mid-50s-early-60s. It's become mottled and developed some thick black deposits. I can remove most of the black but it leaves a tackiness that will attract dirt. I've been trying to find out what sort of finish it came with and narrowed it down to either shellac, laquer, or (a war time expedient) nitrocellulose lacquer. I'd like to avoid a full refinish if possible.Image
Mahogany is naturally dark, so it was never stained before finishing. I'd remove the bellows and go over it numerous times w/ a toothbrush with lacquer thinner. Let it dry, sand lightly with 180 grit, dust it off and paste wax it.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by hugodrax » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:33 am

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:24 am
Hovannes wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:40 am
Trying to figure out what is going on with the finish on my camera. It's mahogany, built in the mid-50s-early-60s. It's become mottled and developed some thick black deposits. I can remove most of the black but it leaves a tackiness that will attract dirt. I've been trying to find out what sort of finish it came with and narrowed it down to either shellac, laquer, or (a war time expedient) nitrocellulose lacquer. I'd like to avoid a full refinish if possible.Image
Mahogany is naturally dark, so it was never stained before finishing. I'd remove the bellows and go over it numerous times w/ a toothbrush with lacquer thinner. Let it dry, sand lightly with 180 grit, dust it off and paste wax it.
That's good advice.
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Post by Bloodhound » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:05 pm

Its time to work on the taxes...I would rater be working on a fishing rod repair or a lantern repair of well almost anything...but I am starting on taxes
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Post by sweetandsour » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:07 pm

At baseball camp with a grandson today. But when I get home I'll resume working on a whitefront goose, standing mount. (Sorry Goose).

I'm procrastinating on taxes, as usual.
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Post by JMG » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:13 pm

Building a bunk bed for my two youngest.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Hovannes » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:24 am
Hovannes wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:40 am
Trying to figure out what is going on with the finish on my camera. It's mahogany, built in the mid-50s-early-60s. It's become mottled and developed some thick black deposits. I can remove most of the black but it leaves a tackiness that will attract dirt. I've been trying to find out what sort of finish it came with and narrowed it down to either shellac, laquer, or (a war time expedient) nitrocellulose lacquer. I'd like to avoid a full refinish if possible.Image
Mahogany is naturally dark, so it was never stained before finishing. I'd remove the bellows and go over it numerous times w/ a toothbrush with lacquer thinner. Let it dry, sand lightly with 180 grit, dust it off and paste wax it.
I need a more water repellant finish as I take this thing skiing.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Winton » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:28 am

This afternoon, I get to work on US & IL 1040s, for me and my wife, my son, and then my daughter.

I would rather be working in my shop, on a new pipe stand.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:32 pm

Got to get the lead out and replace the flagstones in the side yard walkway where the electricians who installed the Generac Generator ran natural gas and electrical conduit underground. As soon as the area is shaded today, it's my goal to get that done. Got to. Just too many other projects I've been neglecting.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Skip » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:41 pm

I'm taking care of a ton of admin items that kept individually falling to the bottom priority list, but have collectively risen to the point that I can't concentrate until they're done.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by plhildy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:30 pm

I am trying to finish a muzzle loading rifle project, southern mountain style. I have a small shop (9x12) and as soon as I finish this "last project" the work benches and tools are moving to the garage.

THEN I will convert the building into a smoking lounge/man cave. The wife thinks this is brilliant idea!

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by JMG » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:06 pm

Hoping I can have this bunk bed ready to put together by tomorrow afternoon. We'll see how the painting goes.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by JimVH » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:13 pm

plhildy wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:30 pm
I am trying to finish a muzzle loading rifle project, southern mountain style.
I am intrigued.


We finished the bathroom remodel today. I just needed to say it out loud.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by hugodrax » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:24 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:32 pm
Got to get the lead out and replace the flagstones in the side yard walkway where the electricians who installed the Generac Generator ran natural gas and electrical conduit underground. As soon as the area is shaded today, it's my goal to get that done. Got to. Just too many other projects I've been neglecting.
Hope you got it done. Beast of a job, but instant results,
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Sat May 12, 2018 3:20 pm

Putzing around the garage on a dreary spring day and I decided I need more places to hang stuff. Took these Chinese cast iron hooks we saw in a shop a few weeks ago and added a found piece of pallet wood and some mismatched screws from the junk drawer and bada bing, bada boom, I have a new hat rack.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Hovannes » Sat May 12, 2018 3:42 pm

Since the original cardboard box is self destructing, I'm building a plywood case for my dad's Coleman 228C lantern.
The plywood is scrap from the sub floor I'm also working on.

As for that sub floor, I need to cut and fit the last two pieces of Durock, glue them in place, screw down 8" OC and tape the seams. Then lay the tile at long last.

But I need to get the yard in shape for my son's HS graduation party first.

I'm tired. Really tired.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Sat May 12, 2018 5:09 pm

Rubbing out and jarring a tin of McClelland Tudor Castle. Rubbing it out speeds the decanting process.
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