|Forum topic by Kjuly||posted 12-29-2009 06:50 PM||2227 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-29-2009 06:50 PM
I just viewed a short video on the The Wood Whisperer Community http://community.thewoodwhisperer.com/video/a-mans-gotta-do-what-a-mans
On this video Marc used his wife’s mixer to complete a task in the shop and it reminded me of the time I used my wife’s deep fryer to make some bees wax polish.
It’s a simple process, using the deep fryer as a double boiler, melt bees wax and mix in mineral spirits to make a really nice paste wax. You can find several different recipes on the internet that will give the proportions and different ingredients but I use equal parts bees wax and mineral spirits. Well, almost equal parts, sorta equal but not quite. You know in the ball park kinda thing.
So, I borrow my wife’s deep fryer and whip up a batch of paste wax. After it has cooled, I clean the fryer and I mean clean, so clean you eat off of it. After all, I just used it to boil water. The wax and mineral spirits are heated in a separate pan set on top of the fryer. OK, the fryer has been cleaned and returned to it’s storage place in the base cabinet next to a stack of mixing bowls and I head back to the shop, long before my wife is due home from work.
After dinner I head back to the shop to put the finishing touches on a table I had been working on. As I leave the house, I notice a box setting next to the shop door. I am not expecting any packages and the delivery guy drops the boxes at the house. Hummm….what could it be? Getting closer I see the box is open and a note inside telling me that I am the proud owner of a new ( not new but clean, maybe not clean enough) deep fryer.
I know better than to ask questions in these situations (not that I have been here before) and start considering where I can buy a new deep fryer. Her birthday is in a few weeks, maybe I should wait and…. bad idea, I’ll pick one up tomorrow.
Have you ever used a kitchen utensil or appliance in the shop and it did not turn out as you planned?
-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com