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John Hall

Jun 23, 10 | 5:18 pm

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Many good tips here. I agree about the old T-shirt material and the ridges. A good cotton I found are the 4-inch square cotton pieces used for cleaning guns; good size and pre-cut. For the padding, bandage gauze worked very well and store the pad in a ziploc plastic bag between sessions.
Use gloves. The worse case of gout I ever had came the day after I did my first session of French polish. The alcohol absorbed through my skin, so nitrile gloves became a must for me. A mask is advised as well.
I like the Pore-O-Pace suggestion, because I too found filling with shellac and pumice to be a tedious process, although I was pleased with the results.
Thanks for your insights.

Jun 09, 10 | 10:19 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Thanks for your suggestions, too.

I have been putting my stuff in peanut-butter-sized glass jars. I put the eyedropper in there with the pad.

Since I like to mix in small quantities. I have smaller jars for my mix.

Another thing I've learned this week is that when sandpapering, it is REALLY easy to go too far when sanding on the edges. when smoothing on the edges with sandpaper proceed cautiously! no matter what I do, less build up happens on the edges of the top and back than it does in the middle.

Jun 09, 10 | 11:19 am

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Everyone should be able to log in and make posts now.

It seems as though some posts have been moved between threads while attempting to add the missing posts from 6-10-2010 to 6-22-2010. I am still working on recovering those posts. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Jun 23, 10 | 7:26 pm

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Sean, is there going to be a thread editing tool like most other forums have? That is something that I asked Bill about several times. I make spelling and typos all the time - would be nice to be able to fix them.

Jun 24, 10 | 6:19 am

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We will be changing to completely new forum software in the near future. You will be able to edit posts and threads and upload photos and everything else you can do on modern message board forums.

Right now I'm most concerned about anything strange happening on this forum until we have the new one running in parallel.

I know some posts got mixed between threads when trying to fill in missing data.


Jun 24, 10 | 3:24 pm

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