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By: calpoppy , 10:02 PM GMT on August 13, 2014

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Since I have been retired I have more time to do some DIY (Do It Yourself) projects So I thought I


would dedicate this blog to the DIY projects!

I started with making my own facial moisturizer and facial scrub. Both were very simple and in the long run will be MUCH cheaper then if I buy it already made.

Here is the recipe for the moisturizer
Link

The facial scrub is so easy. 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 honey and 1 tablespoon almond oil! Mix together. You do have to stir it up every so often the sugar tends to drift to the bottom. Another one is even simpler. Put a teaspoon of brown sugar in your palm with a little almond oil to make a paste and you have a sugar scrub. It tastes good to if you get it in you mouth.

How about a bird house! The roof is a penny roof the bird house made from pebbles. This is on my list to do.



My DIL when she was in Alaska did a pallet similar to this. I think it is a great idea, takes some sanding though!



Here is a link to the directions

Link

I have no room for it but I do like the pallet idea!

Here is a DIY with your garden rakes.








My next project will be making my own soap. Not hard to do, the cost will be about $1.66 per bar so not bad. Plus you can have so many different scents plus the wonderful butters, like shea, mango and others!

Do you have any special DIY projects you did this summer or any ideas for a project?

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119. Proserpina
2:53 PM GMT on October 18, 2014
Good morning from mellow VA:



J. Keats

CCLV. Ode to Autumn

SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease;
For Summer has o'erbrimm'd their clammy cells.
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118. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:15 PM GMT on September 19, 2014
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117. clearlakemike
7:45 PM GMT on September 17, 2014
Congratulations calpoppy on that awesome moon photo and the table is beautiful also!! Hope you get some rain!!! When I looked at the radar it looked like it all was going more towards the east of you. Glad to hear you have a chance of getting some of it.
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116. sandiquiz
1:45 PM GMT on September 17, 2014
Last year I found some Christmas cake left over from the year before, it was still moist and actually had wonderful flavor!

See post #47 in Bug's blog to what you can do with any leftover cake in future:)
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115. calpoppy
1:40 PM GMT on September 17, 2014
Weather forecast for Llano today is possible T-storms, 30% chance, news says 40%. Lots of moisture so possible heavy downpours so a flash flood watch is in effect. Fingers, eyes and toes crossed ;)
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114. calpoppy
1:37 PM GMT on September 17, 2014
Thank you WW, WTS, Sandi and Ylee!!!! If there had been a coyote on the hillside in that pic I would have put away my camera, no need to photograph any more, LOL!!!

Well for those of you who can't wait to hear the latest installment of how my table turns, here goes!

Table is done and in its' place!!!! We didn't do the third round of wax. What a difference in that area, not so crowded any more, very simple, I love it!!!! So if you haven't had enough table a blog is in the works, LOL! Can't wait to get started on the desk!!!
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113. Ylee
2:24 AM GMT on September 17, 2014
Shame you couldn't a coyote to sit on the hill and howl at the moon! :' ) Congratulations!
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112. sandiquiz
7:26 PM GMT on September 16, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS.... I knew it was a great shot when I saw it on Flickr:-)
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111. WatchinTheSky
4:13 PM GMT on September 16, 2014
Sweeeet! A world view - that was a great moon shot!

We almost have the same forecast, except ours is hot hot hot no rain hot hot hot!

Digging toe nails and hard rock, not the optimum setup! But they have fun :)
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110. WeatherWise
1:25 AM GMT on September 16, 2014
WOW! Congratulations on WORLD VIEW PHOTO How exciting!
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109. calpoppy
12:04 AM GMT on September 16, 2014
A big thanks to Luckystar who told me a got a World View for my Super moon pic!1! Yay!!! An Ac and a World View!
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108. calpoppy
7:51 PM GMT on September 15, 2014
Hi Briar! Another wonderful collage of our wonderful pictures by our wonderful members ;)

Dumb cluck chicken! I don't feel like plucking a chicken so she went to the coyotes let them wear their teeth down chewing, LOL! I think the curly maple will be pretty now how to bring the figured wood out. We did it once on a piece using steel wool( there it is again) and acid (not vinegar) dangerous but certainly effective in bringing out the figured wood to the point of a 3D effect, not sure if I want to do that ;)

Hi Pros! Thanks I don't know if we are talented but we can read directions well ;)

Hi PSP! You will again have a quiet household, back to deck building yet? Our summer is hot, I am so tired of hot. We never had our usual cold winter so it just seems never ending!!!!

Hi Ylee! Tess is better, we did not have to take her to the vets. Gave her a pain pill and she felt better after that. The toe nail splintered and she is still limping. They wreck their toe nails on a regular basis!! Their toe nails are curved like they were suppose to be for a digging animal not a running animal. Different then any dog we have ever had!!! So toe nails get broke off, splintered on a regular basis. She tore off both her dew claws already!!! We really should have them cut off when they do that but a $300.00 vet bill does not bode well with us!!! It is rough out here for toe nails!

Well the table got it's first coat of wax, second will be tomorrow then the third the next day. Then the hardware will be put on and the table will be ready to be placed in its place, LOL! Wicker seems to look good with this table so I need some baskets to put our stuff in from the partial desk we had in the space the table is going in. Plus a cool planter for some plants I started last year.

My weather forecast

Hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot. hot and clouds maybe some rain then hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot ........................................

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107. Ylee
3:46 PM GMT on September 15, 2014
Hope Tess is OK! Any idea about how she did it? Good luck on the project!
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106. PugetSoundPost
2:30 PM GMT on September 15, 2014
Hi! I just finished perusing your goings-on over the last few weeks and I see you are working on a furniture project. Sounds like fun - if you know what you are doing/how to do it well! I am sure you do and it will be beautiful. How has your summer heat been? The usual? Very nice weather is continuing up here, but today may be nearing the end, for now at least. But today should be hot! Could get up around 90 for us! Then some rain may be in the offing later this week.

Another moving day today - youngest daughter (and youngest of the four kids) heading back to college in Seattle. It isn't too hard to do - she has most everything still boxed up from moving home at the beginning of summer - so we mainly just pick it up and haul it all back. She will likely be back and forth now and then, but overall the house will be even quieter. Down to only one full-time 'child' resident here and he is gone a lot.
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105. Proserpina
12:47 AM GMT on September 15, 2014
Hi and bye! Thank you for posting a comment on my blog. I responded there. I so love this blog with the great suggestions. And your projects are fabulous! Talented lady.
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104. BriarCraft
11:15 PM GMT on September 14, 2014
Interesting chicken story. Even a stooopid chicken should know better than to try to take a fresh bone away from a dog. Oh well, stewed chicken and dumplings sounds pretty good right about now.

I once had some chickens many years ago: Rhode Island Reds and Plymouth Rocks, mostly, but also some banties. I always thought banty eggs were tastier than the big ones. Anyway, there was a banty rooster who flew up and over the chicken fence whenever he chose. He loved to hide behind a bush and ambush the ankles of anyone walking near. He would peck and sometimes use one of his long, sharp spurs. Eventually, we had enough of that and he ended up in the stew pot. That was one tough bird though, so I moved him from the stew pot to the pressure cooker before he got tender enough even for cat food.


Thanks for the recipe, Sandi! That is different from the recipe I have used in the past, which has a different ratio to the three ingredients. Also, this is simpler, as there is no need to roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter. I like simple!


I'm excited that you got curly maple for the desk top. I just love all the grain patterns and textures. None of our furniture matches either. And if an interior decorator got a look in my home, he/she would say the only taste I have is in my mouth. I don't care. I like ecclectic.
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103. BriarCraft
8:48 PM GMT on September 14, 2014
Last week, we learned that Texture can be an interesting photographic subject. Even when filling the frame with texture, we still have to think about point of view and shadows and contrast.



To see more, visit our Flickr group, Compositionally Challenged. And if you would like to join the fun, all you have to do is be a Flickr member and click on "+Join Group". Or send a WUmail to Calpoppy or BriarCraft and we'll tell you more.
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102. calpoppy
5:26 PM GMT on September 14, 2014
Mike, we talked to our friends in Pahoa yesterday. Wow, they are a little worried. They think the lava will miss them by a whisker! But the town of Pahoa could be gone, plus the road I think to Hilo. so now they are gathering up things they don't want to lose and transferring them to their condo in Hilo. They checked their insurance policy and they are covered for fire, so if the lava sets their house on fire they are covered but if the lava just engulfs their house they are not :( They lost 8 trees in the tropical storm/hurricane So one thing after another, you were right they have had and have a lot to deal with!!! I love Fargo 'dont'cha know' :)

Karen that is soooo cute!! Maybe a little help from their dad?? Pallets are all the rage on Pinterest anything and everything with pallets. You may get one for Christmas???

Okay the moment of truth is coming up! Right after I type this I am finding some latex gloves and staining the X Console. Wish me luck!!!!!!!! Tomorrow sanding and then the waxing and buffing. Then into the house, YAY!!!



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101. SBKaren
11:03 PM GMT on September 13, 2014
Hiya cp. You must be really hot because I think we're hot! I have something I want to post that my grandsons made for their mom. It was made from a free pallet they got at the back of a Target store. I believe she found the pattern on Pinterest. It's her gardening bench, work table! Isn't it super cool! I put in an order for one too, but I haven't gotten it yet....doubt I will LOL

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100. clearlakemike
9:50 PM GMT on September 13, 2014
I hope your friends don't live south of Pahoa Marketplace! They might have a really long commute soon.
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99. clearlakemike
9:45 PM GMT on September 13, 2014
Loved Fargo!! lol Yaah...and it's a beautiful day.

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98. calpoppy
6:50 PM GMT on September 13, 2014
Ohh Sandi that looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!! I will try that when the weather dictates oven cooking again!

Hi GG! I had a customer from Minnesota and she and I would really laugh when I would copy her accent! So funny, so like Fargo!!

HI WTS! I felt like Dr. Frankenstein or at least Igor, LOL! WU is so funny with it's crazy weather predictions, LOL!

Hi Mike! Whoa, Pahoa is in danger!!!! I will forgive my friends for not answering our emails!! I sure hope there house will be okay, it is a lovely house with a huge koi pond!

Okay I GOT IT RIGHT, THE RIGHT COLOR!!!! HOORAY!!! I was happy dancing yesterday. Today I sanded and put on the wax on the sample, it changes the color slightly but we liked it! So I need to go back to the laboratory and make some new solution so I will have plenty when I feel brave enough to do the table. Now there are color differences with the two different woods, but we can sand the darker colors to a lighter shade. So the final ratio was 2 parts water to 1 part solution. More on the silvery grey side not brown, but there is a light brown undertone. kinda cool!

Now we aren't going to do this stain on the desk. We decided to spend a bit more money and get a nice hardwood for the top. Curly maple looks neat but there are many to choose from. You probably got it by now that none of our furniture matches, LOL! Very eclectic look, desert chic! But we like each piece of furniture it all has it's own character!

Tess is not well, she broke a toenail but there is more going on, maybe a broken toe also. To the vets she goes on Monday! She doesn't even want to go for a walk, but she is eating well.

So far not as hot as they predicted, Yay!!!!

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97. clearlakemike
10:07 PM GMT on September 12, 2014


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96. WatchinTheSky
4:37 PM GMT on September 12, 2014
Mad scientist cp in her laboratory!! wooha ha ha... (rubs hands together with sideways glance)
I need to go check the moonshot :)
What the heck with this new heat wave? And I see WU is being funny with 50% chance of rain Wed!
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95. GardenGrrl
3:28 PM GMT on September 12, 2014
Gosh you all make me feel lazy. My idea of shortbread is buying one of the tins that get sold during Christmas a few days after Christmas for 50% off. Love those things.

Good luck on the alchemy there. Oh dear, am listening to Gordon Bok and lapsing into my native MInnesota speak.
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94. sandiquiz
2:37 PM GMT on September 12, 2014
Scottish Shortbread..... super simple!

(Sorry, I only know UK measurements, not sticks and cups!)

12 oz plain flour or, as I do, 10 oz plain flour plus 2 oz of porridge oats ( given a quick whizz in the blender if not using a food processor to mix)
8 oz butter
4 oz caster sugar ( you call it superfine sugar according to Google!)

I throw it all in a food processor (or a food mixer, although a processor chops and mixes, rather than just mixes)
If neither to hand... do just that, mix it by hand!

Once in a ball of dough - no added liquid - press it into a greased baking tin. I use an 9 inch round cake tin, flatten down with your hands, crimp the edge and put in a low to mod oven, 350 f, until firm to touch. About 30-40 minutes. Lift out, cool for a few minutes, then cut into 6 or 8 portions, depending on your appetite, (this way they are call "petticoat tails"), then leave to cool completely in the tin before lifting out.


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93. calpoppy
1:59 PM GMT on September 12, 2014
HI BF! I want to get an old rake just so I can use it to hang stuff on! The blog that I got the table idea and the stain idea had used Briwax before and she loved it. BUT her big complaint and the reason she stopped using it was the smell. I guess it is pretty powerful. So I opted for her other choice which is the Bowling Alley wax and Brown wax, which both are just types of carnuba wax.

Wow, thanks about my Super Moon shot!! I like the moon shots that have something else in the pic besides just the moon, so I guess that means either moonrise or moonset.

Hi GG! If I didn't have that injured chicken I wouldn't have had the moon shot. All my other chickens, well all 7 of them now are pretty respectful around the pups, except this one darn chicken. Who happened to be one of my two best layers!

Well I will be in my laboratory today to see if I can get the stain the color I want. Many experiments going on, LOL! I will have to get my math skills going so I can replicate the formula into a larger batch when I find the right one. If all fails I see Minwax has a line of water based stains that have different colors, an option.

BBL
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92. GardenGrrl
2:38 PM GMT on September 11, 2014
Hey great supermoon shot. Isn't it great when nature cooperates? Sorry about the chicken. What was it thinking? Perhaps it's brain was already addled.
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91. Barefootontherocks
2:10 PM GMT on September 10, 2014
Good morning.
Love the rake holders! Well, they're not rake holders but you know what I mean. Amazing what people are building with pallets these days. I read back and found pieces and patches of words about what you are building. Wax works well. One I've used that I like is called Briwax. Comes in clear, dark and light. I have experience with the clear only and it's great over flat painted or stained wood. Adds a little sheen but not too much.

Your full moon pic is the best I've seen at wu so far for this SuperMoon! Love it.
Have a great day.

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90. calpoppy
1:49 PM GMT on September 10, 2014
HI Sandi! Ohhh, Scottish Shortbread one of my favorites!! Please tell me how it came out. With just so few ingredients it doesn't always turn out well. I haven't made it in years, and years!

Hi WW! Thanks on the full moon pic complement! It was funny I went out in the early morning to check on an injured chicken and saw the moon! Went back and grabbed the camera. I didn't know it was another super moon! I thought it was pretty gosh darn huge!!!!

The chicken story! About a month ago I finally relented to letting the chickens out during the day. I had two very aggressive chickens not mean just aggressive. A few days ago the pups were chewing on raw beef rib bones we give them and one of the chickens went after the bones. Tagg ran away with hers, Tess tried to move to different locations but the chicken persisted. We used a fly swatter to try to get the chicken to get away from the dogs but to no avail. Finally Tess nailed the chicken in the head. A small amount of blood, but the chicken would not be right again. Totally addled, and partially blinded. We finally put her down yesterday. Stooooopid chicken!!! The pups are really great around the birds but this was asking a bit to much! So now I am down to 7 chickens with only 4 good layers. From the 30 I used to have this is quite the come down. For right now with our traveling plans this is what we wanted. I had to buy eggs for the first time in years yesterday, LOL!

Another heat wave cometh :((((((((
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89. WeatherWise
9:08 PM GMT on September 09, 2014
Hi Calpoppy! I just saw your full moon photo! Beautiful! Congratulations on getting AC recognition!
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88. sandiquiz
6:41 PM GMT on September 09, 2014
All experts in their field sat art with a little "trial and error"!
I mean, how did the Scots find the perfect ingredients for Shortbread without a few trials?

You may be asking, why did she mention shortbread... Well, I have just made some, following a recipe!! Lol
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87. calpoppy
5:48 PM GMT on September 09, 2014
Oxidizing solution update: The solution was way to strong and turned the test pieces of wood a dark brown. With the added tannins or not all the same color. Interesting! So I did a 1 to 1 ratio ( 1 part solution to 1 part water) and came up with the color I wanted, Yay!! But maybe a tad to dark, darn. So I diluted it to 1 part of the solution to 1 and 1/4 of water and I think that may be the right stuff! Not an exact science, LOL!
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86. calpoppy
1:59 PM GMT on September 09, 2014
Briar, I thought I could blog about it since I don't have another blog idea yet ;)
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85. BriarCraft
1:48 AM GMT on September 09, 2014
How goes the table? You know you could point your camera at it once in awhile for a little show-and-tell.

Looks like maybe Norbert missed you and WTS.
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84. calpoppy
9:57 PM GMT on September 08, 2014
Briar anther nice collage :)

Sandi, I need to try not to get this on me, I don't need any more aging, LOL! Glad you have sunshine, I am thrilled to have clouds and some light rain. I was really getting tired of the sun beating down on me, especially my brain, it felt a bit fried!!

So cloudy weather, and cooler weather though not much rain for us and a ton of rain for others :( but not me :(((( So I celebrated the cooler weather with baking a carrot cake, always good, no frosting for us though. And I do LOVE cream cheese frosting but we try to be a little indulgent healthy?

I found a wonderful Australian author Liane Moriarty. The best one so far has been 'What Alice Forgot" great character in Alice, I just love her!!! I am reading 'Three Wishes' now and it is very witty, and touching and another great one from her. Now when I call the dogs to come to me it is come to your mum, LOL! And I have a craving for Pavlova of which I have never had :)) 3 books in a row from her you start thinking in Australian terms, LOL!

Oz, have you read her books??
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83. sandiquiz
12:56 PM GMT on September 08, 2014
So glad to hear that the ageing process is working! I wonder if you can work on the reverse for our bodies now! lol

Enjoy your clouds, hope they produce rain. We finally have wall to wall sunshine today, after a whole ten days of grey cloud cover! About to go out and enjoy it :)
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82. BriarCraft
7:56 AM GMT on September 08, 2014
Last week, we came up with lots of ways to look at the sky.



See more at Flickr group Compositionally Challenged.
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81. calpoppy
10:10 PM GMT on September 07, 2014
WW, chocolate peanut butter or peach anything peach! Used to make it for my kids when the were young!
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80. WeatherWise
8:38 PM GMT on September 07, 2014
Great! Hope you are pleased with the results. Sounds neat.

So what's your favorite flavor of homemade ice cream? We are having an ice cream social at church tonight and they are showing the movie again about the big luxury liner that was repainted and stripped of its luxuries to take huge number of soldiers across the sea from World War 11 that I mentioned earlier. Then after the war it was returned to a luxury liner again. So many people that could not come for brunch that day asked that they show it again. "The Ghosts of War" - the story of the RMS Queen Mary and the men who sailed aboard her.

Oh, I think my favorite homemade is vanilla. However I had some lemon once many years ago that really sticks out in my mind, too.
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79. calpoppy
4:36 PM GMT on September 07, 2014
WTS The clouds are coming, the clouds are coming!!!!!

Well my one solution of steel wool and vinegar is working, YAY!!!!! The steel wool has just about all dissolved so they way to do it is to wash the steel wool in soapy water to get rid of the oil that keeps it from rusting in the package! The other solution will probably work also but it will take much,much longer! That is the one that I did not wash with soapy water. So today I will do some test pieces, I can hardly wait to finish this table!!!!! Then on to the desk, and then on to whatever else we want :)
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78. WatchinTheSky
11:07 PM GMT on September 06, 2014
A lot of buildup over the mountains here, flash flood warning for Julian - but Norbert is a long way south still. Hope it makes it to the neighborhood, some clouds would be nice - shade! It's hot hot hot here too! Hottest of the week :(
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77. calpoppy
9:38 PM GMT on September 06, 2014
Hi Bug! Crazy hunters in NC! Takes a lot of dove for a meal!!! I miss the bears in Alaska, I will have to look that cam up.

Hi WW! Thank you very much for the link! A different way of putting on the tannins! The blogs have been rather dead, actually for the longest I have seen it.


Hi Sandi, no plans except to work on the console, and now that is done! Except for the oxidation. Thanks for stopping by:)

HI Ylee! Ha ha ha ha, State Parks in this area, ha ha ha ha!!! I did find a shabby chic art on the side of the state highway :)



The construction of the console table is finished, looks great. Now to hurry up and wait on the oxidation process, which is rather slow so I can use it on the table. But there is some fine sandpapering to do.

Hot, and hot and hot and humid, triple crummy weather, though we have a 30% chance of rain/t-storms from our friendly hurricane Norbert!! Fingers, eyes and toes crossed for luck :)
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76. Ylee
2:45 PM GMT on September 06, 2014
Good luck on your quest! I'm sure you can find something of interest at one of the local state parks! Well, a mountain is art to me, lol!
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75. sandiquiz
12:04 PM GMT on September 06, 2014
Dropping by with a friendly Saturday greeting. Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend :)
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74. WeatherWise
11:12 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Tap, Tap, Tap! I t surely is quiet in the blogs tonight! Hope all is well and have a wonderful weekend!
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73. WeatherWise
7:22 PM GMT on September 04, 2014
And as quickly as I clicked post, I was popped right back into the reality of NU WU again. I had been in OLD WU since early morn. I am back....thus I felt that pinch before even clicking as that link went in under the word link instead of hyperlinking the words I chose. OH, well it was fun while it lasted.
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72. WeatherWise
7:20 PM GMT on September 04, 2014
Hi Calpoppy, I really had never heard of it until one day this week on PBS actually. They did just what you are doing steel wool and some type of tea or coffee and was not paying that close of attention but am not sure if apple cider or white vinegar too....and he did address some steel wool being made with soap and to just wash the soap out. He was staining a pic frame - think he did one with soaked steel wool and the other he had added either tea or coffee grounds but think said could use either. Sorry I did not listen closely. This guy has one of those great voices that you just listen to just to hear his voice. Seems like it was slipped in on a NC gardening show. You know his name: P.Allen Smith. I did a search and found the video plus looks like exact transcript. and he says it really works and he shows you how to do it. 1/2 c Coffee grounds that have already been used. He used white vinegar. Fill quart jar with vinegar and put your steel wool in. Wait one day...if two days stain will be darker.

http://transcriptvids.com/v/xA3pTmxPBUI.htmlLink

Link
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71. palmettobug53
5:34 PM GMT on September 04, 2014
Poor Nate.... surrounded by good ole boys during dove season! lol

If he's getting homesick for Alaska, send him to Explore.org to watch the bears at Katmai National Park.

I've been watching this huge old fellow sitting just below Brooks Falls. He's eating his lunch (fresh salmon) while I'm eating my lunch (salad).

If there's no orange/red 'LIVE' tag, what's airing will be selected reruns.
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70. calpoppy
1:49 PM GMT on September 04, 2014
Thank you Pros!

Hi Sandi! Family visit was great as always! I enjoy my son and DIL, even the little Barnaby! He decided to chase my chickens around then actually caught one, then Tagg decided that now it was okay to take some feathers from the bird. But they all listened and the bird was fine. But next time they are over I will keep the chickens in their coop, LOL!

Hi Briar! I do not want Mojave rattlesnakes anywhere near me! I will take the Southern Pacifics any day!

On the site we got the plans for many people did not want to do the wax finish the way she had it. They were worried about water stains, but I am not worried about it. I wanted to try something different and this was certainly it!

Hi Ylee! It is a bit more complicated but also intriguing to me!

Hi Skye! The tea will not be used as a stain but just to add tannins to the wood. You can use coffee also and when it comes to the oxidation process I guess people use different types of vinegar to soak the steel wool in to achieve different results. Right now I am waiting for my steel wool to oxidize. It may take awhile as they coat steel wool with an oil to keep it from oxidizing :) Today I will wash some steel wool in detergent to take off the coating and then put it in vinegar and see how fast it oxidizes.

We have a new month long challenge, Public art on our flickr group! So today I am off to seek public art, in a rural place as this it is not easy. But I did find a rather different public art on the state highway yesterday, more of high desert type art, LOL!
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69. GardenGrrl
1:48 PM GMT on September 04, 2014
Good Morning, that sounds like a complicated yet fun project. Count me in as one of the folks that is interested in how this technique works. If you can do pics along the way that would be really cool.

Ps, how are the peacocks?
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