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Thorsen Table contest #6: one more layer of green

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Blog entry by scottb posted 05-22-2007 03:39 AM 963 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Most of the old door has been milled down in size or thickness in preparations for this table. This has made quick work of paint removal – no tedious sanding, scraping or stripping.

One of the door panels will be the lower shelf, but doesn’t require any milling to bring this down to the proper thickness. So, in keeping with the green theme of the Greene and Greene inspired table I pulled out some “Ready Strip” and slathered on an (incidentally green) layer of
“non-toxic” oderless goo.



I've used this in the past, and had better luck (with paint) than Citrus Strip (which works great on poly). I expect tomorrow to slide the paint off, and get the last of my pieces cut down to size.

All 4 legs have thier quirks, and are waiting for assembly!

The much requested "after" pix:


The Stripper did a great job going down to the last layer, those scraped off with a little effort, (nice pile of paint on the floor) the bottom layer just didn't want to give up no matter how hard I scraped. I don't know what they put into paint 100 years ago, but it hangs on tight!

Frustrated I took this to the table saw to see if it would clean better, (that resulted in the only clear parts.

-- 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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mot

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#1 posted 05-22-2007 03:40 AM

Sounds like it’s progressing well.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 05-22-2007 04:01 AM

Another one with no pictures! Come on…Scott, you can do better than that. I’d be interested in knowing how (seeing) the “Ready Strip” worked. Thanks.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 05-22-2007 05:26 AM

I agree Os…pictures….we want pictures….especially of the green odorless goo.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#4 posted 05-22-2007 05:34 AM

Pix tomorrow,

I spent the batteries filming a spider take down a caterpillar. I’ll share that if people are interested, a seldom seen conflict in nature, certainly plenty of drama, but no resolution (on tape at least)

-- 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 05-22-2007 05:27 PM

Forget the Spiders, work on that table, unless you’re going to work the spiders into the design. ;)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 05-22-2007 05:41 PM

a table pix.. a distraction pix.. a table pix.. a distraction pix!!!!
I want to see “goo” too

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

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scottb

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#7 posted 05-23-2007 02:01 AM

Nope, not an 8 legged table.

-- 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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scottb

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#8 posted 05-23-2007 05:04 AM

Pix added. Mmmm green pudding! Now aren’t you glad you asked? ;)

Once the Ready strip “changes color” It’s ready to slide. Time got the better of me tonight, but it looks like I can give it a little more time. I’ve learned not to wait too long.

-- 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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#9 posted 05-23-2007 05:26 AM

Green pudding…? Slime? Broccoli ice cream? Pictures say a thousand words. Get ‘er done!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#10 posted 05-23-2007 03:26 PM

pistachio pudding!! Reminds me of a time when my son and his friend, when there were about 13 yrs old, were eating pistachio pudding with it dripping out of their mouths like a scene from Poltergeist.
See?? I AM glad I asked!! Took me on a trip down memory lane.

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

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scottb

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#11 posted 05-24-2007 05:36 AM

Pistachio pudding? I’ve never heard of such a thing… of course the first, and only time I’ve tried pistachios, was a couple Christmases ago when I had the urge to bake them in chocolate biscotti. Neither good or bad, certainly not my fave.

I made some peanut, peanut butter, chocolate chip biscotti last Christmas – awesome with coffee (believe it or not). Those will see an encore!

-- 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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#12 posted 05-24-2007 08:26 PM

“peanut, peanut butter… jelly” :)

pistachio pudding is pretty yummy!!

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

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scottb

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#13 posted 05-25-2007 06:24 AM

yummy,... but can you strip paint off wood with it?

-- 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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#14 posted 05-25-2007 11:39 AM

never tried it but I doubt it.. dang lol

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

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#15 posted 05-26-2007 02:00 AM

Scott we are still looking for pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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