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  1. #16
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    FWW blog has a nice piece on finishing racks. Here are some racks with chicken wire that would work great for fuming lots of small parts pre-assembly.


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  2. #17
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    an update on my fuming adventure
    I had this all planned out. Wanted to make a "production run" of something just cuz. So I picked a small QSWO frame so that I could utilize all the short pieces I've accumulated. Made 16 of them. LOML is going to make some stained glass for the inserts. Was fun actually.
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    Had my respirator, ordered the ammonia cartridges and the ammonia, and was (I thought) all set.
    My neighbor - the nurse - asked if she could have my respirator. Strike 1
    Got an email last weekend that the ammonia cartridges I ordered, that were in stock, were no longer in stock - uncertain when they would be. Strike 2.
    Got an email yesterday that the ammonia was suddenly not in stock either. Ordered cancelled by seller. Strike 3.
    Kokomo Glass is behind on their production and the glass is 2 weeks out. Strike 4 (but who's still counting?)

    So here they sit: 20200507_091453.jpg And there they shall remain. Finishing is my least enjoyed part of this hobby, which is why I chose fuming for this project in the first place.

    But when I get all the parts I'll post my rube goldberg setup for fuming without gloves, respirator or eye protection.
    If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

  3. #18
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    The glass from Kokomo Glass showed up today, and the ammonia was delivered last Friday, so if it ever stops raining I'll build the tent out back and fume these things and SWMBO can then cut the glass, and I can finish them and finally get them the hell out of the shop. I'll post pics of the tent that I'll be using sans respirator and mask. I found the 28% ammonia on amazon of all places. Go figure.
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  4. #19
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    So fume day has arrived. Set it all up behind the shop and the tent seems to be fine - no wiffs of anything except that awful plastic smell. The bottle is still in there, with a funnel so I can pour it back in before I cut the plastic and knock the whole thing down. Anxious to see what they look like, but I can tell you right now I'm staining the 2 Lost Stickley side tables I'm making.

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  5. #20
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    A pair of magazine caddies I fumed using 10% ammonia:

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    Finished with a mix of BLO, beeswax, and turpentine; applied during and after assembly, before fuming.
    Brett
    Peters Creek, Alaska

    Man is a tool-using animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

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