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Forum topic by CharlesNeil posted 01-30-2014 10:40 PM 1153 views 2 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesNeil

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01-30-2014 10:40 PM

Ok , this is getting around the internet, so my fellow LJ don’t get left out here ya go .

http://www.iplayerhd.com/playerframe/share/96f7b953-c343-4592-a586-9eabcc8bf375

I promise this works really well ..Have done alot of work for museums and worked for some “old timers” years ago, thats where I learned it .. It was just what we did, but usually the alcohol wasn’t denatured back then . (:


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Hammerthumb

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 10:50 PM

Nicely done Charles. Didn’t have to call the fire department!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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kdc68

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 10:53 PM

Thanks for the tip !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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RussellAP

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 10:54 PM

You sir, are a master.
I’d caution folks to make sure they didn’t spill any solvents on their clothes before lighting it. I for one have never used denatured alcohol without getting a little on myself.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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darthford

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#4 posted 01-30-2014 11:28 PM

Okay all you people who tend to wind up on America’s funniest videos…step back away from the denatured alcohol and put down that lighter!

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lateralus819

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 11:53 PM

Great tip. This also works on dented wood, Charles has a video on that as well, and it works AWESOME.

Words of caution, i feel stupid saying this, but this is how people learn from their mistakes as well as others.

I was using the trick to get a dent out of wood, and i was using a spoon to pour a little bit here and there onto the dent, and lighting. Sometimes the DA is hard to see the flame on, unbeknownst to me when i lit the “dent” the spoon too was on fire, Not seeing it, i moved my hand with the flaming spoon and managed to tip off the can. A LOUD bang erupted, resulting in the cans vapors to ignite. Luckily the fluid didn’t, otherwise it would have been very serious.

The can was on fire on TOP of my almost completed project. I through it outside in a panic, and caught the grass on fire. Freaking out over THAT, i threw it into a bucket of water. A few minutes later i checked it, it was STILL on fire. I proceeded to douse it with water until out.

Moral of the story, be extremely careful with this stuff! Lol. I can have a good laugh at it now, but it was terrifying.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 12:13 AM

Lateralus819, that’s funny. You know you could have just covered the top with your hand and you would have snuffed it out in a split second, but I know how it is when that panic sets in.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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RussellAP

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 12:13 AM

Charles, are you holding out on us? What’s this about removing dents?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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lateralus819

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 12:14 AM

Yeah i was just worried about getting the fire away from the piece! I had to deliver it to my inlaws that week lol.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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Betsy

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#9 posted 01-31-2014 12:40 AM

This does work. I’ve a friend who used it. Unfortunately for him, his wife and his mother in law, he was not smart enough to not do the trick next to sheer curtains on an open window allowing in a slight breeze. You guessed it, he lit the table at absolutely the split second a breeze pushed the curtain toward the table. The curtains burned a lot longer than the table. The table turned out great – that white spot was gone – but a trip to the store for new curtains was in order. This was 3 or 4 years ago and I’m not sure that Steve had been allowed to forget it. Those curtains have gone from cheap dime store quality curtains to the most valuable keepsake from grandma that can never be replaced. The story grows with each telling and all Steve can do is take it. MIL always said Steve was a dufus, his trick pretty much sealed his fate. All I could do was LMAO and be glad it wasn’t me. :-)

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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lateralus819

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#10 posted 01-31-2014 12:41 AM

That is even better then mine! I’ll have to tell my wife haha! Thanks for sharing.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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DIYaholic

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#11 posted 01-31-2014 12:42 AM

Thanks for sharing this Mr. Nuts, err Mr. Neal. ;^)

Yeah, I can see someone ending up on YouTube & in the ER!!!

Just a friendly reminder.
Alcohol must be respected….
Whether using DNA or drinking it!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 01-31-2014 12:44 AM

Yes, Charlie, we all know that you’re nuts… :) ... along with the rest of us! LOL

BUT, that is a Fantastic way to remove those rings… White Rings… removed with White Lightning! :) LOL

What a COOL way of doing that… and SO FAST!

Problem: How much would you Charge to perform that service? How on earth would you Cost it out?
Probably a nice Freebie to get/keep a customer… (??)

Super Tip! I have to remember this!! (easily said…but…)

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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RussellAP

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#13 posted 01-31-2014 12:48 AM

Joe, it’s simple. Just make a bet with your customer that you can remove this ring by the time she goes into the next room and counts to 100. Secret is safe. Bamm.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#14 posted 01-31-2014 01:48 PM

You never cease to amaze me with the things you have stored in that brain of yours:) Thanks Charles

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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CharlesNeil

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#15 posted 01-31-2014 02:17 PM

Had to laugh, I guess I made the mistake of “assuming” that , if you could set it on fire , most would realize its “Flammable ” . Then again ?????? (lmao)

What ya talking bout Russell ??????

You mean where you drop a little water into a dent , then a little alcohol and light it to swell the dent out.. ( unfinished wood) ( works quite well , like steaming it out )

Never heard of it…... (:

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