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    Midnight is not good time to spray your final coat on your woodworking piece!

    Especially if you pick up the 'spray Black Gloss' instead of the clear!

  • #2
    OH NO! I can relate.

    I once used gloss white instead of clear.

    I also once used gloss white instead of spray glue. It melted my foam project

    If it makes you feel better my dad once brushed his teeth with Brilcream in the dark
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Grizz
      Midnight is not good time to spray your final coat on your woodworking piece!
      Mr Edison also encountered similar problems in his work, although he wasn't a scroller to the best of my knowledge. To overcome his difficulties, he enclosed metal filaments in glass containers then ran elecktrickery through them. This magical approach created light and he could then work late into the night.

      I'd strongly urge fellow scrollers to adopt Mr Edison's technique if working late at night or in dark locations such as basements. Some modern buildings even have facilities for this form of illumination incorporated into them. However, elecktrickery can be dangerous to those who are unfamiliar with it and expert advice should be sought in cases of uncertainty. Spouses often constitute such experts and may be relied upon to operate the switches if need be.

      Any scroller who is not tall enough to reach a light switch should question if they are old enough to operate a scroll saw without their mommy or daddy being present.

      Gill (always happy to provide helpful advice )
      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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      • #4
        I don't know why this reminds me of a story but here it goes...

        Two things you need to know about my parents.

        1. My Mom baked everything we ate. She would bake dessert every day, make all the bread for sandwiches and often muffins, rolls or biscuits for dinner.

        2. My Dad never put anything but water down the drain for fear of screwing up the septic. He always threw the dirty dishwater out the back door and we were forever picking up silverware in the back yard.

        One day Dad had been painting and washed the white paint off of his paintbrush in a pail, poured the dirty water into an empty plastic milk jug and left it on the counter. (Most of you can see where this is going.)

        Mom wondered who left the milk out and put it in the refrigerator. Later she decided to make biscuits with dinner that night. They were pretty good but something about them wasn’t quite right!

        We all watched my Dad turn pale as he turned around, looked at the counter and inquired what happened to the paint bucket.

        A call to the poison control center indicated we were not in any danger from diluted latex paint and might just experience a little indigestion.

        My Mom is no longer with us but we all laugh about this at least once a year when we get together!
        Dan

        -Just do'in the best I can every day

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        • #5
          Hey Grizz; Been there, done that...I learned a lot from that mistake. Bob
          Be the good,
          you want to see in the world...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gill
            Some modern buildings even have facilities for this form of illumination incorporated into them. However, elecktrickery can be dangerous to those who are unfamiliar with it and expert advice should be sought in cases of uncertainty.
            We can't wait until Grizz finally gets that elecktrickery installed in his domicile and he acquires a powered scrollsaw. To think all his work has been done on a manual scrollsaw. That just impresses me even more.
            Sawdust King

            If there is one thing I can make perfect every time it is sawdust.

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            • #7
              Did you know that fly spray doesn't adhere a pattern to your wood!
              Cheers. Teresa .

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