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  1. Yeah,Bruce. Not lethal to poison ivy. Even brush...

    Yeah,Bruce. Not lethal to poison ivy. Even brush kill products available from big box places are weaker than they used to be and don't work well. I bought a gallon of a brush kill that is mainly...
  2. Hey ! Larry, I was trying to protect her...

    Hey ! Larry, I was trying to protect her identity! She is an inspiration to a creaky old guy; and that's good work ,too !
  3. John ,I read it same way ,but it applies to a lot...

    John ,I read it same way ,but it applies to a lot of things. I see convieniences as being fine if they really make use
    easier. But there have always been "pickers" who sell to make people think "...
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    Handsome piece, Marlin. She will love it. So...

    Handsome piece, Marlin. She will love it. So you might have a tough time getting her to use it for intended purpose.
    Be prepared to see it hanging on her wall ...with your baby pics taped on !!
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    Charles, thanks for correction. Years ago I did...

    Charles, thanks for correction. Years ago I did know the difference. Think it fell off the chart when they stopped PARKAY
    margerine commercials.
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    Andrew, good point about starting with geometric...

    Andrew, good point about starting with geometric straight lines , and the compass rose is always ...a star. The book of
    Chinese lattice designs would be a good design source too. Great chair. ...
  7. Fashion is driven by people selling stuff, so...

    Fashion is driven by people selling stuff, so they can't stop coming up with newness. But people possessed of a real sense
    of what is good are not separated from their things by salesmen. The worst...
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    They can be done either way. I've made them both...

    They can be done either way. I've made them both ways according to situation ...and stuff written on the order.
    I don't see anything wrong with poplar cores and have used them. Thick walnut is...
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    Scott, good info on the Exterra. The smooth...

    Scott, good info on the Exterra. The smooth outside is obviously not the same as the inside. I do think that that finding
    the right primer or "coating" would hold it. As good as MDO is there is...
  10. I think most of us spray the leaves ,and by doing...

    I think most of us spray the leaves ,and by doing that use more than what is needed. It's just the crown that needs a
    single shot.
  11. Only problem with those in a commercial shop is...

    Only problem with those in a commercial shop is that some dufuss will glue one item at top of the rack, blocking further
    use. The racks need an adjascent convienient place to hold the clamps,and a...
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    Von, yours are certainly in the correct range for...

    Von, yours are certainly in the correct range for Arts &Crafts style. And even if they were a little out of range the whole
    scene is pretty nice. If I couldn't feel good sitting on that...
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    Just draw some tapers, and look at online stuff....

    Just draw some tapers, and look at online stuff. The most tapered are usually Arts & Crafts period stuff. My own preference
    for square pillars is just enough taper for it to be immediately noticed....
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    Mike does great work and has shown a number of...

    Mike does great work and has shown a number of pieces here. I find all of them lovely and artful.
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    Dave, MDO is great stuff. But it is allowed to...

    Dave, MDO is great stuff. But it is allowed to have some voids and its durability is due to a thin piece of impregnated paper. Buy regular plywood and use Titebond 2 to glue cotton duck to face...
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    I like bright fabric for the backs. You see it...

    I like bright fabric for the backs. You see it used like that in fine private libraries. Silk moire is great as it reflects light
    and shimmers.
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    I've heard that some places put Bitrex, "the...

    I've heard that some places put Bitrex, "the world's most bitter " stuff in safe grain alcohol to ...make it last longer.
    you can buy it on eBay and it's the best deer repellent ,too
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    I like the Truepan ultra lite . Smooth and...

    I like the Truepan ultra lite . Smooth and solid, paints up well.
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    Since the product by law must be poisonous...

    Since the product by law must be poisonous (denatured) it's not surprising that there are different formulas. It is not
    a requirement that the stuff dissolves shellac flakes. Some brands just will...
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    Welcome, Dueane. They are nice. I suggest...

    Welcome, Dueane. They are nice. I suggest varying the leg tops a little instead of making them all flat on the top. The
    thin wood gives a nice lean moderness.
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    Heart cypress is good. But most of what is sold...

    Heart cypress is good. But most of what is sold is just sappy new wood with no resistance to rot.
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    I'm sure it made him proud and happy to have you...

    I'm sure it made him proud and happy to have you fly "beach to beach" ...twice , to see him rewarded for his efforts.
    We wish him success and safety.
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    Yes, more wood at top would help. It's possible...

    Yes, more wood at top would help. It's possible the crack was already there. You can saw off a little at the end of a board
    and check for soundness before proceeding .
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    A belt sander can be used to do a good job of...

    A belt sander can be used to do a good job of sanding doors ,without the cross grain scratches of the coveted "wide belts".
    And wide belts usually require two men doing a lot of heavy lifting and...
  25. That might work well if that space is big enough....

    That might work well if that space is big enough. Often the front door is the widest, and only way in for the big stuff. If the door is centered ,a centered rail might not work.
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