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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 7th October
« on: October 07, 2020, 20:09:57 PM »

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Now I need a carbide scraper!   :)

@Ploshkin

You need one or you want one?

I don't know how many I have. Same with sanders. I have many but, like the 7 irons I have, I try not to keep count.

:)

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: And FINALLY ....
« on: October 07, 2020, 16:14:34 PM »
Love the greyscale gradient in the first photo.

:)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 7th October
« on: October 07, 2020, 14:58:32 PM »
@Catllar

Limed oak can be quite visually pleasing but only if it's done to an entire suite of furniture. Some random chest of drawers plonked in a corner of a room looking all aged and white and powdery if nothing else matches just looks like shite to me.

:)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 7th October
« on: October 07, 2020, 14:51:42 PM »
@Ellabella

Ooooooh, details!!!

What did you get?

:)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 7th October
« on: October 07, 2020, 14:30:23 PM »
@UttaRetch

Oh, yeah; even got different ones for different finishes. Nothing like getting the right edge, pressure and angle and watching some poorly-applied slap-dash finish just curling off leaving you with beautiful bare wood underneath.

:)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 7th October
« on: October 07, 2020, 14:27:33 PM »
@sewingj

I have that Harris one. I also have the four-edged, double-sided Harris one with the coarse and fine edges on either side. Great for wide flat areas where you start with the course side and just chunk off all the old finish, then go to the finer side once you're down to bare wood or once you have enough finish off the next pass will get you down to bare wood. From there you get to go up through the various grits of sandpaper to get the bare wood back to a nice flat fluffy surface just choking to be re-finished or whatever.

I always go with stain then varnish unless I'm doing it for pay in which case whatever they want. I'm not a big fan of that shabby shite movement. Paint it or stain it; whatever but please don't make it look like someone dipped and angry badger in emulsion then let it climb all over the piece. Complete insult to whomever made the thing.

Anyway, rant over. I'll leave a linky for the ebay shop where I got my little Bahco. I did my homework and everywhere else wanted mental money for it. You can also put differently-shaped blades on it to suit whatever piece (or part of piece) you're working on.

Happy re-finishing.

:)

Bahco 625 TCT Scraper

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 7th October
« on: October 07, 2020, 13:06:43 PM »
@TartanPaint  due to you I am now the proud owner of a carbide scraper. It's blooming marvellous - why didn't I know about then years ago (though there is a strong chance I will do myself an injury with it)

Which one did you get. I've attached photos of the my favourite and the kind of results you can get once you get your hand in and get the right pressure and angle. The one in the photos is a Bahco 625. I think that's the smallest they do. They go up in size from there and obviously the bigger you go the more finish you can strip off a flat area but the smaller ones like the 625 are great for working with moulded and shaped edges.

:)

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Bernina DCC009 funlock
« on: October 07, 2020, 12:50:15 PM »
T-shirts, sweatshirts, rugby shirts, @TartanPaint !!

@Acorn

You stop it too!

 :laughing:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 7th October
« on: October 07, 2020, 10:20:42 AM »
No sewing at the moment as house in chaos. I might paint a cupboard

Oils or watercolours?

 :P

P.S. - Good morning everyone.

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Bernina DCC009 funlock
« on: October 06, 2020, 22:15:35 PM »
@annieeg

That is a beautiful looking stitch. It I've absolutely no idea what I'd use it for. I've no ability or will to make knickers, swimwear or dance wear which is about all I can see they're used for. Still tempting though.

Stop it!

:)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 4th October
« on: October 04, 2020, 17:14:47 PM »
@Bjay

I have spare needle threaders if you want one?

:)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 4th October
« on: October 04, 2020, 09:23:04 AM »
Went out last night a drive in torrential rain to buy a keyboard off a guy in Galashiels. Came home to have an early night for car booty this morning. Got up up only to find out its cancelled due to rain.

 :'(

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Newbie
« on: October 02, 2020, 08:24:11 AM »
Welcome to the new and wonderful world of sewing - prepare to become addicted. Do be aware we are all enablers - so if ever you ask " should I buy......" the answer is invariably "yes'  except from Lowena who is our voice of reason!

@CraftyIrish

I'd echo that. I was only here a week or two and ended up with two additional machines!

Oh, and welcome :)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 1st October
« on: October 01, 2020, 15:05:07 PM »
Terrible day...terrible week  :(

@Lowena

Are you OK? Can we help?

 :hug:

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Lidl
« on: October 01, 2020, 14:57:59 PM »
I'm not getting back into how many irons and ironing boards I have at this point but I store my stash in three big plastic lock lid containers.

:)

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