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You would think I should know better by now.

In truth I do.

I admit it.

I guess it really doesn’t matter, there is just something about woodworkers, craftsman, and those of us who spend inordinate amounts of time in dusty, cramped, often hot or cold environments which we proudly show off as our kingdoms or domains which we call our “shops”.

Oh did I mention the lighting in that makes you think your headed for early blindness.

That said, up front I admit I do or should know better than to take on another impossible project.

Of course I am going to be up against the wall time wise, short on money, rely heavy on faith and have a dream falsity’s that borders on delusion for the end results of “This Old Mold House”.

To refresh your memory, I have purchased a nineteen twenty three stucco huge home that needs saving from being condemned because of mold infestation.

It is located five houses from This Old Crack House.

The house is in dire straights and in need of serious tender loving care.

This is a understatement to say the least.

Most importantly it needs a homeowner.

For me a neighbor.

Start the skill saws, turn on the pressure washers, get the bleach out the adventures of “This Old Mold House” have started.

Wheres my respirator and rubber gloves?

I guess I really never learn or know any better.

So why fight it?

For all of use who call our selves craftsman its a calling I guess.

copyright all rights reserved 10-01-07 DJerzak

-- Dusty



21 comments so far

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Thos. Angle

4433 posts in 2464 days


#1 posted 2394 days ago

A calling, indeed, Dusty. Some where along the line I discovered that there are a lot of similarities betwewen tough and dumb. We tend to do the impossible because we don’t know it is impossible. Aerodynamically it is impossible for the bumblebee to fly; however since nobody told the bumblebee, he flys quite nicely , thank you.

Good luck Dusty. We’ll be watching.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Don

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#2 posted 2394 days ago

Wow! Here we go again – another impossible adventure with Dusty. Can’t wait!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Douglas Bordner

3948 posts in 2566 days


#3 posted 2394 days ago

Here we go…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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scottb

3648 posts in 2829 days


#4 posted 2394 days ago

some people build small projects. Others furniture. Fewer of us tackle a house… you’re building a community!

Oh boy!...

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Sawdust2

1468 posts in 2590 days


#5 posted 2394 days ago

Dusty

We took a poll and decided that we need to form a Woodaholics Anonymous.
First meeting is at your house.

Hello. My name is Dusty. I’ve been making sawdust for 17 years.
My family tried an intervention but I escaped.
I tried crack but that didn’t help.
Now I’m hooked on mold.
I also cut glass into little pieces. Just another of my little addictions.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2394 days ago

lol @ Sawdust.

Well, I guess it’s ok as long as you acknowledge it :)

I think of you all the time as Rick helps his boss renovates his “mansion” previously owned by druggies. He is turning this old house into the “estate” / state that it once was – and should be. The neighbourhood has the crack house, the … ladies of the night.. house and, well, a lot of troubles. There have already been a couple houses that have been taken over and renewed. And his will add to the change of the community.
What a great investment it would be to by a house or two, or three, and do a “Dusty” on it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 2394 days ago

Dusty, Dusty, Dusty…I can hardly wait. I wish I was closer so I could come by and give you my best bad advice!

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2394 days ago

Dusty its your calling, for some its the priesthood, others, ranchers, firemen, cops, you decided to do impossible things. Amaze and astound people and wow us in general. Go on admit it, you love the challenge of it. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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joey

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#9 posted 2394 days ago

so now, do we call you moldy….lol I have been where you are going and wouldn’t go back. we rehab a rental that had a mold problem while living in it. it wasn’t a good time we still are renting the house and still fighting the mold, because the landlord will not address the the cause. which is poor drainage. Anyway I wish all the best in this adventure, and take plenty of precautions….joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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Dorje

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#10 posted 2393 days ago

I never could catch up on the This Old Crack House, but I may just be able to get this one from the start! Yee-haw!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Brad_Nailor

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#11 posted 2393 days ago

Wow..that house needs more than T-L-C…it needs D-E-M-O ! Good luck!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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Drew1House

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#12 posted 2393 days ago

Dusty… having a bit of experience with MOLD… In our dry climate even… I would suggest you actually look into a quick cheap mitigation method I have used a few times… I believe it is better than bleach… Scrubbing bubbles works great if the mold has only been on the surface and has not damaged the wood to the point it is structurally unsound. Be careful… most mold is fairly harmless to most people… but where there has been a sitting mold problem for a long time the potential for Stachy is increased… which can make you as sick as chewing on the lead you use for your windows…Scrubbing bubbles will kill the mold ( I just spray it and leave it where there is mildew in walls… I probably go over board and spray it and let it dry several times) but it is designed to kill mold and works great!

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Obi

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#13 posted 2393 days ago

It doesn’t need D-E-M-O it needs to be ressurected by DUSTYMAN! Savior of condemned properties, and doer of good. I don’t have a shop, I have a loft above the “MANCAVE”, and an office right off the main room. So from the confines of the Mancave office I can give you some of what Dennis called my “best bad advice”.

And somewhere in the gloom of the mold, Dustyman swoops down with his truckload of tools and proceeds to eliminate woods worst enemies. Mold, rot, termites…

HERE HE COMES TO SAVE THE HOOOOOOUSE! OUR HERO DUSTYMAN, NOT MIGHTY MOOOUSE!!!

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Diane

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#14 posted 2393 days ago

Wow, I hope you know how to protect yourself from that dangerous mold. I will surely pray that God will use you for this and protect you though the whole thing.

Diane

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scottb

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#15 posted 2393 days ago

great tip Drew!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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