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#1 posted 03-21-2012 02:07 AM
Looking good William. Painting stretched steel by brush is not fun. But they look good.
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
Roger Clark aka Rex
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#2 posted 03-21-2012 02:07 AM
Bet you really enjoyed it.
-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.
#3 posted 03-21-2012 02:10 AM
William you missed a spot.
#4 posted 03-21-2012 02:24 AM
Thank ya’ll.I left that spot for you Super.
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#5 posted 03-21-2012 03:27 AM
Looking good!!! However, the chairs look like you wood fall through when trying to sit down.
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?
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#6 posted 03-21-2012 04:15 AM
Did I tell you that I hate painting, too? Without a doubt, that has to be at the top of my boredom list….I’d rather be horsewhipped with a wet rope than paint….I’m a good painter…I just hate it…..:)
-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."
#7 posted 03-21-2012 01:47 PM
You would fall through DIY. I haven’t finished yet.
I’m a good painter as well Rick. Actually, I think that’s why I hate painting so much. My grandfather painted for Illinois Central Railroad for forty years. On weekends, I helped him paint houses in my hometown. I spent most of my childhood with a paint brush in my hand.
#8 posted 03-21-2012 02:28 PM
William: Here’s a short, but true story on painting…..
When I built my shop, and was ready to paint the shop portion first (I have a portion of the shop where I park my bass rig), I rolled 2 coats of Kilz on the walls and ceiling…let it dry, and rolled 3 coats of white latex over that….once dried, I started moving in and setting up shop….For about 4—5 years the “boat side” was not painted…I called my best friend that I grew up with, and have known for 51 years, and who is a professional house painter, to come up from Texas to paint that side….He had never been to Arkansas, said he would come if my wife would make him a chocolate cake and a pot of red beans and cornbread…that was his price for him and his wife to come, plus a good visit…..We talked about what he needed…I had ladders, the Kilz, and 10 gallons of latex….He would bring his own paint brushes and drop cloths ( I found out painters are particular when it comes to that stuff), and I furnished the rest….Once everything was cleared out, he started rolling paint…I was trying to help roll too, and he told me to put down the roller and just watch…lol. he said “You’re no painter…...I said “Yea, I know, and you’re no woodworker”....We both had fun with that, I gave him $300 for gas money, and built his wife a small hall table, and took it to them the next treip down to Texas….When I go there, I go to visit him and also Kent Shephard who is a LJ on here…..I just thought I was a pianter…..Oh…he did let me do all the cut-in work…Damn near killed me…...lol.
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#9 posted 03-21-2012 04:53 PM
I share you hate of painting, but it looks like you did a great job on them anyway. I can’t wait to see the chairs when the slats have been put on.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
#10 posted 03-23-2012 12:16 AM
Thank you Stefang.
Rick, I surel hope you didn’t think I was saying that I was a painter. I was a great painter’s helper for my grandfather, and that may even be stretching it a little. My grandfather was a man who used to like to drink. Everyone in town knew his name. He was the greatest house painter around, on weekends and as long as he had at least a half a fifth in him. People would have a bottle waiting on him when he showed up to paint on Saturday mornings. They didn’t want him touching a paint brush sober. I had a favorite brush. It was a six inch wide Purdy brush. I have seen him but in windows with that brush. Do you know wht it takes to cut in windows without taping anything off with a six inch brush? That is some steady hands, as long as he was drinking.
My favorite story about my grandfather is one I hear often when older folks in town find out who I am. There was a woman here in town that had my grandfather paint her living room. She had a spackled ceiling. She was know o be hard to please. Just as my grandfather was finishing up, she said, “you know what Mr. Norba. That ceiling would look fantastic if all those pointy things had silver tips”. He knew that if he really wanted to make a name for himself, all he had to do was to please this woman. She was also well known and had a well respected opinion on everything. So he took three days and a tiny brush to paint every tip on that spackled ceiling with a silver tip.The woman was thrilled. My grandfather wa swamped with weekend work. I still hear that story on a regular basis from different people. This all happened over forty years ago.
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