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Forum topic by DynaBlue posted 10-25-2009 12:15 AM 989 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2009 12:15 AM

Here is a finishing technique that the big wood magazines apparently haven’t caught on to yet. So simple a monkey could do it!

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 02:47 AM

That’s just classic! And to think I’ve been using them to make bread all these years!

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 02:52 AM

I think I’ll keep with the furniture polish and wax….............LOL

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 03:03 AM

That’s truly bananas

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#4 posted 10-25-2009 03:33 AM

Monkey business, if you ask me!

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#5 posted 10-25-2009 03:47 AM

Total BS, she put the banana on the “BREAD” board ends.

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#6 posted 10-25-2009 02:51 PM

I am not sure about that. I think that any thing smeared on to wood with some moisture in it is going to make the wood look good for a little bit, but I don’t think that it will last.

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#7 posted 10-25-2009 04:16 PM

She says at the beginning that olive oil was used on the center portion. Olive oil can go rancid. Bad idea.
Overall, this just seems to be a bad idea, the little oil that is in a banana will also go rancid. You are setting yourself up for causing more harm than good with this nonsense.

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#8 posted 10-25-2009 06:04 PM

Maybe it would work better if she used it on a table made of monkeypod?

Although interestingly banana oil (not the fruit, of course) was used in fabric covered airplane manufacture and now model airplanes as it’s a compound in dope (the liquid, not as in drugs) and it also is used as a solvent for some varnishes and nitrocellulose lacquers. (According to the sum of all knowledge, aka Wikipedia)

In the Navy I used banana oil to test fit respirators because it’s got a readily identified smell (um..smells like bananas) and, during inspections, if I soaked a small piece of gauze in the oil then stuffed it up in a ventilation duct the compartment had a ‘clean’ smell. If it smells clean it must be clean!

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#9 posted 10-26-2009 01:19 AM

You used banana oil to help test fit respirators? We just plugged ‘em up and waited for the victim, er fittee to start gasping.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#10 posted 10-26-2009 01:55 AM

Kaybee – I think Dynablue is talking about the volunteer service and not drafted.

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#11 posted 10-26-2009 02:14 AM

Her whole house stinks of rotten food products. YUK!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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