Sefton's Now and Again Hobby, Modeling, Arts & Crafts and General Bodging Post

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Hey kids. Hope everyone's having a great weekend so far. Mis Hum's Pet Thread is taking the week off so it's time once again to escape the insanity of the world and head for the basement, attic, garage, spare room or wherever to have some fun and be a bit creative.

Before diving in please remember to play it safe. When working with power tools or using any kind of toxic materials, always exercise caution, common sense, and wear appropriate eye, ear and lung protection.

On a personal note, I am in need of someone who has miniature machining skills. If you're interested in a challenge, e-mail me at admin "at" cutjibnewsletter "dot" com and I'll give you the details.

Now, let's make a mess!

First up, whether you're into the whole cosplay thing or just sculpting for the hell of it, this gentlemen is a master with one of the oldest craft materials out there; good old papier mache. I know I said we're escaping the madness and he is making a plague mask, but he has a lot of cool projects on his channel and I think his process can be adapted to all sorts of other projects besides masks.

Next, British artist Selwyn Leamy has a brief but really informative video on how to do a cubist portrait in the style of Pablo Picasso. I paint strictly representational pictures, but I have tried cubism and it's not as easy as it looks. Definitely worth a look if you want to give it a go.

This guy scratchbuilds and kitbashes all kinds of sci-fi and fantasy action figures. Lots of great building, detailing and painting techniques in this two-episode droid build.

Ever wanted to make your own puppet head? This is part one in a series with all the tips, tricks and techniques. Check out his channel for all the other episodes as well as interviews with some well-known puppeteers.

Dave Meek is one of the more well-known model railroaders out there and he is building an On30 pike based not on a prototype but rather on the railroad rides found at places like Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Like the aforementioned, his style is truly a unique caricature of real life, but his techniques for scartchbuilding structures and scenery are first rate and applicable to fine scale project. Here, he shows you how he shapes and colors foam rock work to imitate the desert southwest. Lots of great ideas on his channel so be sure and check it out.

Time for some furniture restoration porn from England. Raphael (don't know his last name) restores a really nice mid-century modern dresser/sideboard, while the production value of his video is really slick.

I'm sure you RC model airplane folks know all about the guys from Flite Test. They are doing some crazy things, as well as pioneers in making what can be an insanely expensive hobby into something that is very accessible even for those on a budget with aircraft made primarily out of foam core board. Here, they set up a duel between a giant P-51 Mustang and Messerschmitt 262.

These two furniture makers from Russia make some incredible pieces, including this stunning chair. They are definitely masters of bent lamination construction.

Finally, if you always wanted to know how a dystopian world like that of Blade Runner was created and filmed, then this video is a treatise on how to do it. Lots of great tips for sci-fi and miniature modelers as well.

Have a great weekend everyone and stay creative!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 03:00 PM




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1 1st but no pets?

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:00 PM (Cxk7w)

2 Always wanted a RC plane that could fight AtoA or ground attack.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:02 PM (Cxk7w)

3 Yeah, J.J. Sefton!

Have you reached out to Anna Puma? She is doing a lot of airplane model construction lately.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:03 PM (u82oZ)

4 It's fresco painting I would love to see

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:04 PM (Cxk7w)

5 Does drinking beer count as a hobby?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 19, 2021 02:04 PM (8WN1C)

6 Speaking of Anna would love to see her models, show mine all the time.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:04 PM (Cxk7w)

7 Thanks for reminding me, I need to go check the mailbox and see if the parts I ordered from Mouser are here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 19, 2021 02:05 PM (SchxB)

8 I'm still enjoying the heck out of my 3D printer. I've made all kinds of little dribs and drabs for around the house.

One of the coolest things is using the machine to print improved parts for itself.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 19, 2021 02:06 PM (XGAZE)

9 Husband is in the garage making French Cleats as I type... He's trying to get the garage organized.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 19, 2021 02:07 PM (UUBmN)

10 The sci-fi model maker is Croatian. Speaking English increases his audience, while his accent makes him distinctive.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 19, 2021 02:08 PM (ybIRR)

11 3D printing is growing very big in miniatures making everything needed.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:09 PM (Cxk7w)

12 Only do Napoleonic but always saved little interesting bits of plastic or aluminum parts that would make cool Sci-fi buildings or dystopia sets for a war game.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:11 PM (Cxk7w)

13 Morticia Addams was a big influence on my early life. She was dreamy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:12 PM (u82oZ)

14 That sideboard restoration is impressive. I have a mid-century buffet that my parents painted mint green back in the 70's to match the dining room wallpaper. As an added bonus, they replaced the conical feet with Queen Anne style feet. Restoring it is actually on my to-do list for the summer.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 19, 2021 02:12 PM (R1NI2)

15 Before diving in please remember to play it safe.
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Glue-sniffing is still cool tho, right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 19, 2021 02:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

16 Maybe if I call house cleaning my hobby Maybe I'll be able to clean my house.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 19, 2021 02:13 PM (8WN1C)

17 16 Maybe if I call house cleaning my hobby Maybe I'll be able to clean my house.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 19, 2021 02:13 PM (8WN1C)
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I call it suburban spelunking.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 19, 2021 02:14 PM (Dc2NZ)

18 I have an big unbuilt collection of 1:700 scale IJN and USN waterline models, and a big model of my first ship I bought in Hong Kong back in the day.

If I retire, I can build them. Otherwise, sell them. If anyone has loose money left.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:15 PM (u82oZ)

19 3D printing is growing very big in miniatures making everything needed.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:09 PM

Once it gets another generation or two under it's belt I will buy one. I play 15mm WWII and Modern miniatures games and it will save me tons of $$$$. The current printing resolution is not as good as traditional plastic injection molding but it will get there soon and when it does I will be onboard.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 19, 2021 02:16 PM (JUOKG)

20
Yesterday I sprayed my entire yard with pesticide. The Good Stuff, not the crap you buy at the stores. The stuff pros use.

I used my backpack leaf blower to propel this deadly shit 25' into the air in a big mist. (I did not fck aboot). I sprayed the house, the trees, and the bushes. Fuckyou, mosquitoes and ants.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 19, 2021 02:18 PM (bt0mc)

21 I bought supplies to make three homemade armor plates. One for testing and two if it works.

I have Kevlar and Level IV rifle plates already but just doing this for fun and in case of zombie apocalypse emergency back up.

Ceramic tile and fiberglass cloth and resin. I'm guessing it will at best be Level II .

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 02:19 PM (2DOZq)

22 1 I know, right?

Posted by: CN at June 19, 2021 02:19 PM (ONvIw)

23 I really wanted a glow forge or similar, but a this particular time in my life hobbies aren't really doable. However, I will watch similar videos as posted and live vicariously.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 02:19 PM (r+sAi)

24
I'm also in the middle of repairing and sealing the driveway. I'm going around cleaning and filling cracks to prep for the seal coat. Lots of work.

Also, I'm in the middle of pressure-washing the siding. The front and block wall is done, so far.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 19, 2021 02:20 PM (bt0mc)

25 All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes

There are groups going through parts of the urban landscape. closed off to normals. I think that is urban spelunking. Been through some neat utility tunnels under a few campuses.

The spookiest was going through some old warships and transports in Inactive Reserve. I really remember the USS Libra (AKA-12), which served in the initial Guadalcanal invasion. Very interesting.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:21 PM (u82oZ)

26 Those Russian guys are definitely members of the "you can never have too many clamps" school of thought, of which I am also a member (though not to that extent!).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 19, 2021 02:21 PM (XGAZE)

27 Yesterday I sprayed my entire yard with pesticide. The Good Stuff, not the crap you buy at the stores. The stuff pros use.

I used my backpack leaf blower to propel this deadly shit 25' into the air in a big mist. (I did not fck aboot). I sprayed the house, the trees, and the bushes. Fuckyou, mosquitoes and ants.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 19, 2021 02:18 PM (bt0mc)

I admire your dedication.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 19, 2021 02:21 PM (42fuS)

28
Also on the list: Right front brake caliper replacement, and muffler replacement.

Then, the Tree trimming.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 19, 2021 02:21 PM (bt0mc)

29 I have an big unbuilt collection of 1:700 scale IJN
and USN waterline models, and a big model of my first ship I bought in
Hong Kong back in the day.



If I retire, I can build them. Otherwise, sell them. If anyone has loose money left.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:15 PM


I bought a 1/16th scale remote controlled King Tiger in Hong Kong back in the 80s. That thing was a beast and worked great. I don't recall what happened to it though. Probably got destroyed in one of the many moves we made after we left Japan.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 19, 2021 02:21 PM (JUOKG)

30 Nope, parts didn't show up. That radio sits on the bench for a few more days.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 19, 2021 02:22 PM (SchxB)

31 Just a side note

Do you take requests? Like with a lot of extra muscles on the outside?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:22 PM (u82oZ)

32 Those Russian guys are definitely members of the "you can never have too many clamps" school of thought, of which I am also a member (though not to that extent!).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
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I will tell my husband of this "school"...

Posted by: lin-duh at June 19, 2021 02:22 PM (UUBmN)

33 Over the past year, with the lockdowns killing dancing and woodturning/blacksmithing classes, I've found myself watching historical costuming on YouToob. This gal does historical clothing including corsets and it's impressive to watch. There's a lot of skill in making something functional like that.

https://youtu.be/H7us1KwsRPs

I need to finish sewing this 18th century waistcoat so I can start on the next version, then onto a jacket.

Posted by: Blackrock at June 19, 2021 02:23 PM (jOcSX)

34 Mister Scott (formerly GWS)

Moving. Right. Very hard on hobbies.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:23 PM (u82oZ)

35 I am building a wood bed frame that I bought from KD Frames. I bought some tack cloth to clean up the dust after sanding. This tack cloth leaves a sticky, greasy residue behind. I've used tack cloth before and don't remember it being like that. It's the only type I could find at the hardware store.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Posted by: Emmie at June 19, 2021 02:24 PM (tcsxg)

36 Been on deck since got home, cloudy up, rain might be coming.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:25 PM (Cxk7w)

37 14. I leave all the stripping, sanding and staining to someone else. When the weather is cool enough it rains too often, and when it's dry its too hot
I have a friend who refurbished furniture got a living, so I let him make one. He has a great facility with wonderful ventilation. He works with a few chi chi nyc decorators whose clients have no idea that the work is done in Trenton

Posted by: CN at June 19, 2021 02:25 PM (ONvIw)

38 33 SCA?

Posted by: CN at June 19, 2021 02:26 PM (ONvIw)

39 The spookiest was going through some old warships and transports in Inactive Reserve. I really remember the USS Libra (AKA-12), which served in the initial Guadalcanal invasion. Very interesting.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:21 PM (u82oZ)
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Can't tell me you didn't feel the presence of some of those men.

Touring abandoned ships is a thing on YouTube.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 19, 2021 02:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

40 Those R/C guys are very good at what they do, then they shoot one down with another R/C plane which proves it.

Very cool!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 19, 2021 02:27 PM (R/m4+)

41 holy smoke that RC dogfight thing is awesome

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 19, 2021 02:27 PM (iTXRQ)

42 Would have to look for it but seen a couple times these Russian guys build a Mk I Panzer to scale all out of wood, even tank tracks and bogies.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:28 PM (Cxk7w)

43 I have a mid-century buffet that my parents painted mint green back in the 70's to match the dining room wallpaper.
That should be quite a job, I hate paint stripper. And if it is veneer instead of solid hardwood, go light on the sanding. A nice sharp cabinet scraper like the guy in the video has will be a good tool to have.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 02:28 PM (r+sAi)

44 I am building a wood bed frame that I bought from KD Frames. I bought some tack cloth to clean up the dust after sanding. This tack cloth leaves a sticky, greasy residue behind. I've used tack cloth before and don't remember it being like that. It's the only type I could find at the hardware store.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?


For dust from sanding I like to use an old tshirt that's been wetted and wrung out so that it's just damp.

Because I'm cheap.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 19, 2021 02:30 PM (SchxB)

45 All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)

They had memos in the Ship's office and the Captain's cabin that were complaining on various US Navy issues in the 1950s. We still had those same issues in the 1980s. Wish I had saved them, but my mission was elsewhere.

Yes, I felt the presence, but that was not spooky. We all add our blood to the steel of the ships we serve in. Comrades of the Sea Service.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:30 PM (u82oZ)

46 The refinishers don't have a clue about furniture

total amatuers

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 02:30 PM (8o8kf)

47 Any time someone discusses professional model planes and kits I can't help but think of The Flight of the Phoenix. I watch too much TV.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 02:32 PM (2DOZq)

48 I prefer a good French shellac polish on refinished furniture

Posted by: CN at June 19, 2021 02:32 PM (ONvIw)

49 I have a friend who's modeling specialty is WWII tanks.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 19, 2021 02:33 PM (8WN1C)

50
Emmie, do you have a Shop Vac?
I'd use that for dust.
I prefer vacuuming. I'm a Big Vaccumer. I vacuum everything.

Sweeping creates more dust. I vacuum the driveway! Really.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 19, 2021 02:33 PM (bt0mc)

51 Off, investment bank sock!

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 19, 2021 02:34 PM (jOcSX)

52 48 I prefer a good French shellac polish on refinished furniture
Posted by: CN at June 19, 2021 02:32 PM (ONvIw)

as soon as some butcher takes a sander in his hand, all is lost

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 02:34 PM (8o8kf)

53 Maybe to much pressure Emmie. Otherwise you embed the beeswax in the surface pores. Or you did get bad tack.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 02:35 PM (r+sAi)

54
Unfinished wood will pick up that solvent like a sponge!

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 19, 2021 02:36 PM (bt0mc)

55 I inherited a lovely shaped chest with a marble top. Has a wooden inlaid diamond pattern on both drawers. The chest itself is sort of reverse hourglass shape. It was purchased in the early 60's and is solid wood.

Problem: it's painted antique green and all the diamond shapes are painted in muted jewel colors. Stripping the paint would be a bitch and a half.

Any recommendations?

Posted by: Infidel at June 19, 2021 02:37 PM (dYrVA)

56 13 Morticia Addams was a big influence on my early life. She was dreamy.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:12 PM (u82oZ)

Line forms behind me, I met both her and John Astin back in the day.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 19, 2021 02:38 PM (BgMrQ)

57
Unfinished wood will soak up that solvent like a sponge! Which is bad, I meant to say. You're contaminating the freshly-sanded surface.

You're better off with a lightly-damp rag, as mentioned above.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 19, 2021 02:38 PM (bt0mc)

58 Any recommendations?
Posted by: Infidel at June 19, 2021 02:37 PM (dYrVA)

burn it

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 02:38 PM (8o8kf)

59 browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard

Wow. Was she as gracious in person as on the screen?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:39 PM (u82oZ)

60 43 That should be quite a job, I hate paint stripper. And if it is veneer instead of solid hardwood, go light on the sanding. A nice sharp cabinet scraper like the guy in the video has will be a good tool to have.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 02:28 PM (r+sAi)

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Thanks for the info. I'm not sure what's under the paint, but will have to tread lightly. Even worse is that the doors are louvered, so stripping those is going to be a huge PITA. Not my first refinishing job, but definitely the most challenging to date.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 19, 2021 02:40 PM (R1NI2)

61 I have a good quality cherry wood dining table with a couple of water marks. Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with the damage?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 19, 2021 02:40 PM (8WN1C)

62 Any recommendations? <<<<<
What is the goal? Renew to painted condition or just to stained wood?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 02:41 PM (r+sAi)

63 Posted by: Infidel at June 19, 2021 02:37 PM (dYrVA

Change the colors of the room where you plan to use it to match.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 02:41 PM (2DOZq)

64 52 as I said, I leave it to a professional

Posted by: CN at June 19, 2021 02:41 PM (ONvIw)

65
Any recommendations?
Posted by: Infidel


They make paint strippers, but those are a mess.
You could spend a month sanding it.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 19, 2021 02:41 PM (bt0mc)

66 Thanks, Guy and Sooth and Blanco. I guess I thought that tack cloth was a must-use for sanding dust. I've used it before and it just felt slightly waxy. But I got two separate packs this time around and they feel greasy like the stuff that collects on your cabinets when you fry a lot of bacon.

Posted by: Emmie at June 19, 2021 02:41 PM (tcsxg)

67 Wow. Was she as gracious in person as on the screen?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:39 PM (u82oZ)

She was...not disinterested...spacey would be the better word. Unfortunately she was not in the Morticia costume.

John Astin was just a cut up, very funny.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 19, 2021 02:42 PM (BgMrQ)

68 The damage on the cherry wood dining table may also have come from heat.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 19, 2021 02:42 PM (8WN1C)

69 {{{Emmie}}}
respectful tip o ta hat to Mr. Bassman.

Good luck. Seeing a refinishing job is not, repeat, not why I would visit. You both are good people.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:44 PM (u82oZ)

70 Haven't started but think I have all I need to make a Little Free Library. Just have to build it.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:44 PM (Cxk7w)

71 Hoplite Housewife: Very very careful sanding with a dremel can speed up the louvers, practice on the unseen sides first. Alternatively, make a small wood sanding block slightly less width than the louvers, glue the sand paper to it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 02:45 PM (r+sAi)

72 browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard

Thanks!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:45 PM (u82oZ)

73 I have two 18 inch wide maple planks 12/4 thick that have been calling me for 10 years. They are tired of their honored place in the garage and wish to be touched.

Still haven't decided what to use them for.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 19, 2021 02:45 PM (Rvt88)

74 Time for more chores.

Have a great day, everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 02:46 PM (u82oZ)

75 But I got two separate packs this time around and they feel greasy like the stuff that collects on your cabinets when you fry a lot of bacon.


Mmmmm..... bacon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 19, 2021 02:47 PM (SchxB)

76 I have two 18 inch wide maple planks 12/4 thick that have been calling me for 10 years. They are tired of their honored place in the garage and wish to be touched.

Still haven't decided what to use them for.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 19, 2021 02:45 PM (Rvt8

Sell them and buy a yacht.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 02:47 PM (2DOZq)

77 I have a bourbon tasting gig to attend here in a few minutes. Luckily, it's just across the street. I can crawl home if need be.

That counts as a hobby, right?

Posted by: Tonypete at June 19, 2021 02:48 PM (Rvt88)

78 Guy Mohawk, I would like to remove all the paint and see the natural wood. Mom and Dad bought a houseful of quality furniture when she was pregnant with little brother. Figured they had no social life for a while. Two other pieces that have been redone over the years are beautiful and unique. It's the last piece that is outdated, color wise.

Posted by: Infidel at June 19, 2021 02:48 PM (dYrVA)

79 71 Hoplite Housewife: Very very careful sanding with a dremel can speed up the louvers, practice on the unseen sides first. Alternatively, make a small wood sanding block slightly less width than the louvers, glue the sand paper to it.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 02:45 PM (r+sAi)

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Hadn't thought about the Dremel. Definitely needs a light touch, but I've got a decent selection of sanding attachments that would work. Appreciate the feedback.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 19, 2021 02:51 PM (R1NI2)

80 Haven't started but think I have all I need to make a Little Free Library. Just have to build it.
Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 02:44 PM (Cxk7w)


I have been looking at perfect binding machines, they clamp, scar up the spine and glue a soft-back cover onto a block of paper. So much easier than sewing the blocks, and if you use a decent heavy paper you can use that to glue to a hardback.

The cost is about 1500 for a machine that you just buy glue granules and plug in to work - perfect for doing Samizdat or my goal of doing The Road to Serfdom Coloring Book edition.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 19, 2021 02:51 PM (ySM85)

81 I have two 18 inch wide maple planks 12/4 thick that have been calling me for 10 years. They are tired of their honored place in the garage and wish to be touched.

Still haven't decided what to use them for.


I had some madrone boards a while back that had been bought for a project that never happened. Chopped them into 20 inch pieces (IIRC) and then used a table saw to make some angled cuts. Sold a few off as something to hold the plastic rulers quilters use. I think I may still have one or two around here, hard to say after the move.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 19, 2021 02:51 PM (SchxB)

82 currently, I'm working on an 18th century Portuguese rosewood console table. It's previous owner had it "refinished" by one of the many butchers. Normally, I would have just let the thing go but it has such beautiful lines and fits perfectly in my mud room, that I decided to take it on. I just gave it a good bleaching and I've got it to an almost ivory color

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 02:51 PM (8o8kf)

83 O/T

Antifa to Facebook and the city of Denver:

"Nice message board and nice town you have here. OK if we use the board to call in all our violent haters, and then OK if we tear up the hotels and convention center while we harass and assault those racist republicans?"

Posted by: Mr Gaga at June 19, 2021 02:52 PM (4ZE6o)

84 As part of my general radio and electronics hobby, I have been experimenting recently with PIC microcontrollers. These days, when a 'maker' needs automation for a project, he usually reaches first for an Arduino or RPi, but 20 years ago, people often used PICs. PICs are still used today in automotive and motor-controller apps, among others.

Anyway, they are fun, inexpensive little RISC machines with lots of embedded peripherals. The manufacturer Microchip supplies the development software for free, and it is awesome. I haven't programmed to 'bare metal' (no O/S) since the 1990s, so I've gotten a lot of amusement coding and testing these.

Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 19, 2021 02:52 PM (qpX6U)

85 I'm still enjoying the heck out of my 3D printer.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 19, 2021 02:06 PM



I'm seriously considering picking on up in the next few weeks. The prices have come down to the point on basic models that I'm thinking, "why not"?

Posted by: Bert G at June 19, 2021 02:52 PM (nLknX)

86 I have a bourbon tasting gig to attend here in a few minutes. Luckily, it's just across the street. I can crawl home if need be.

That counts as a hobby, right?


As long as you're not doing it professionally, why not?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 19, 2021 02:53 PM (SchxB)

87 great military segment on NBC at the US Open.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 02:54 PM (gJfTA)

88 CDC
@CDCgov
Father's Day is a special time for many families. People who are fully vaccinated against #COVID19 can celebrate the day inside or outside without wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart.

-
Oh, thank you! Thank you, your most Heinous Highnesses!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 19, 2021 02:56 PM (d9FiS)

89 gah. The block is actually called a signature block and the hardback is called a case.

I used to have all the words

Posted by: Kindltot at June 19, 2021 02:56 PM (ySM85)

90 > I have two 18 inch wide maple planks 12/4 thick that have been calling me for 10 years.

Vintage Fender Stratocaster repro?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 19, 2021 02:57 PM (XGAZE)

91 I used to have all the words
Posted by: Kindltot at June 19, 2021 02:56 PM (ySM85)

Obviously a racist

Posted by: weirdflunky at June 19, 2021 02:58 PM (cknjq)

92 I have a bourbon tasting gig to attend here in a few minutes. Luckily, it's just across the street. I can crawl home if need be.



That counts as a hobby, right?



As long as you're not doing it professionally, why not?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 19, 2021 02:53 PM (SchxB)

I was going to say something like that. I have hobbies but they don't involve crafts or creative skills. btw, I wish i had a bourbon tasting gig, that can't be too awful.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 02:58 PM (gJfTA)

93 In those cases Infidel, I would just start with 2 small squares, say 6 in by 6 in, go ahead an tape them off. Use paint remover on one and a very high grit (800 or higher) on the other. Then decide what you hate less. If it is solid wood, feel free to use your orbital sander. You will find the paint will clog your sand paper, but I personally will go that way because I hate paint stripper. Don't forget your mask, it may be lead paint. Finally, you are going to have to sand before you stain anyway.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 02:59 PM (r+sAi)

94 I inherited a lovely shaped chest with a marble top.
Has a wooden inlaid diamond pattern on both drawers. The chest itself
is sort of reverse hourglass shape. It was purchased in the early 60's
and is solid wood.



Problem: it's painted antique green and all the diamond shapes are
painted in muted jewel colors. Stripping the paint would be a bitch and
a half.



Any recommendations?

Posted by: Infidel at June 19, 2021 02:37 PM

Citrus stripe. It's orange and walmart has it. It's easy on wood non toxic and very easy to work with. Problem is, nothing you can do short of very labor intensive hand stripping will save the diamond shapes. Been there and did that and it IMO was not worth the save.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 19, 2021 02:59 PM (JUOKG)

95 Got a 8 ft by 2" 10" oak board from a job, had it for years in parents attic, finally made it my mantel in outbuilding.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 03:00 PM (Cxk7w)

96 when I just a cub, I would buy fabulous Italian walnut side tables and desks, mostly 17th century, with 36 inch one board tops, sometimes a little more.

imagine that tree

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:01 PM (8o8kf)

97 When I was in jr. Hi., I saw a video of Jackson Pollack doing his "magic."

I can absolutely get drunk and splatter paint in a rythimic manner.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 19, 2021 03:01 PM (xopIz)

98 Rocket prep complete. Drive to the desert on Wednesday. The-flying a couple, but also first flights for a K class motor and rocket, and a low N class motor and rocket. For those familiar with the Estes hobby rocket motors in A, B, C class etc., each class is twice as large as the previous. An N is about 17 pounds of fuel in a metal tube 4 feet long and 4 inches in diameter.
I make my own propellant, motor hardware, rockets and electronics for parachute deployment and GPS tracking.
It is performance art. Sure, you do all the work in the shop, but once the button is pushed, the rocket is entirely on its own, and performs, or not, largely on the builder's skill. And if mistakes are made, they are often made spectacularly.

Posted by: Igotnothing at June 19, 2021 03:02 PM (xf2hT)

99 > The prices have come down to the point on basic models that I'm thinking, "why not"?

Indeed. I got the low-end Creality Ender 3 (about $250 when I got mine... I've seen them for as little as $150-160 now) and have been pretty satisfied.

It won't print *extremely* fine detail, but it's good enough to (e.g.) print threads that let you screw things onto soda bottles. For instance, I've got some bird feeders that use recycled 2L soda bottles to hold the seeds. Refilling them was a PITA. So I made a double-ended adapter with the right thread, and cut the top off another bottle to make a large funnel. Screw the funnel to the attachment, screw the attachment + funnel to the feeder bottle, and boom.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 19, 2021 03:02 PM (XGAZE)

100 I worked Kazakhstan on FT8 this week. I did a little research on the country. They still use the Baikonur Cosmodrome, and they offer vacation packages where they put you up for a week, and you can get up-close tours of the launch process from prep thru blastoff. Manned launch packages cost more than unmanned launches.

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and contributes 60% of Central Asia's economic output. Which I guess depends on how Wikipedia defines 'Central Asia.'

Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 19, 2021 03:04 PM (qpX6U)

101 Hmmm.

Posted by: Infidel at June 19, 2021 03:06 PM (dYrVA)

102 Bodging?

* Bodging? *

WE DON'T NEED NO STEENKING BODGES!

I'll see myself out...

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 19, 2021 03:08 PM (rpwEv)

103 There's too much money in this world

Fight breaks out in Walmart:

https://is.gd/VXGF3X

Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:09 PM (jyW7T)

104 The diamond shapes are inlaid wood, so don't know why they wouldn't remain.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 03:09 PM (r+sAi)

105 With respect to 3D printers, there's also this:

https://twitter.com/NaviGoBoom

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 19, 2021 03:10 PM (XGAZE)

106 > WE DON'T NEED NO STEENKING BODGES!


My name is Friday. I carry a bodge.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 19, 2021 03:10 PM (XGAZE)

107 103 Does not look like a Walmart.

Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 19, 2021 03:11 PM (qpX6U)

108 Beware of diamond shapes

Posted by: Clarice at June 19, 2021 03:12 PM (8o8kf)

109 I would rather learn to paint like John Singer Sargent than Picasso, thank you very much.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at June 19, 2021 03:12 PM (Psuwu)

110 The diamond shapes are inlaid wood, so don't know why they wouldn't remain.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 03:09 PM

They are most likely glued in and any solvent you use will dissolve the glue.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 19, 2021 03:12 PM (JUOKG)

111 Looks like a wedding.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 03:13 PM (r+sAi)

112 103 Does not look like a Walmart.

Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 19, 2021 03:11 PM

It isn't, it's a hotel lobby I think.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 19, 2021 03:14 PM (JUOKG)

113 There's too much money in this world
Fight breaks out in Walmart:
https://is.gd/VXGF3X
Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:09 PM (jyW7T)

What is going on! What is going on!

Posted by: Fat Bint In The Background at June 19, 2021 03:14 PM (R/m4+)

114 Question about 3D printers: unless you have a lot of parts to make, isn't it more effective just to send your triangle design files to a 3D printer service and have them make the part for you? They'll probably have better equipment.

Kinda like electronics fabrication today. If you want to make a PCB, it's easier just to send the design files to a fab somewhere, than to try to DIY.

Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 19, 2021 03:15 PM (qpX6U)

115 Ritz Carlton, Aruba.
Courtesy of the Daily Mail

Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:15 PM (jyW7T)

116 Maybe, but they make new glue.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 03:16 PM (r+sAi)

117 Another Walmart gang fight; the usual suspects:

https://is.gd/mBzJe4

Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:16 PM (jyW7T)

118 They are most likely glued in and any solvent you use will dissolve the glue.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 19, 2021 03:12 PM (JUOKG)

since most finish materials are applied with 50% thin down with solvents, why doesn't that "dissolve" the glue, batman

asking for a fiend

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:17 PM (8o8kf)

119 Interesting news, https://tinyurl.com/2xxrme2k, that CTH will unpack and repack.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at June 19, 2021 03:18 PM (b+v9B)

120 "Ritz Carlton, Aruba."

Is that what a Ritz looks like now?

What do you estimate is the total annual alcoholic beverages revenues for island of Aruba? Cheaper to drink and fight at home.

Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 19, 2021 03:18 PM (qpX6U)

121 that Ramen Bot proves people are simply different. I could make ramen if I needed to with just a bit of time of study. Korean ramen I already have down, but there are always more ways to do it.
But even the idea of creating a "ramen bot" would never occur to me in a million years. And to do it that to that level, shows people are simply way different in thinking and creativity. Could he be using it for more useful purposes? Maybe, but then again, those things might not inspire him.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 03:18 PM (gJfTA)

122 > Question about 3D printers: unless you have a lot of parts to make, isn't it more effective just to send your triangle design files to a 3D printer service and have them make the part for you?

Depends on what you mean by "more effective". Maybe you don't want to wait a week. Maybe you're making an iterative design where you need to modify it slightly and do a new version (I do that a lot).

Those services also tend to be far more expensive than doing it yourself at home.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 19, 2021 03:20 PM (XGAZE)

123 This is more about renovation than hobbies, but here is the remodeled home of Christine McConnell, she of the creepy cakes. She spent all she had on the downpayment for her house, so all interior improvements had to be done on the cheap using her awesome paint, carpentry, and fabric skills:

https://tinyurl.com/47j9bwny

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 19, 2021 03:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

124 As said up at top I never quite understood how fresco painting was done, wet plaster base and stencil used to chalk design then painted with paint.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 03:21 PM (Cxk7w)

125 That was a good one, table and chairs flying. I always like to look in those videos to find the guy that saves his beer and watches from the sidelines.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 03:21 PM (r+sAi)

126 Home repair project this last weekend: some tiles came loose in the shower.

I figured no big deal, clean it up, new thin set, put the tiles back in, some new grout and we're good!

Wrong. The concrete base had actually crumbled a bit in that one area, making it necessary to scrape up the loose stuff, vacuum everything really well, then, mixing a batch of concrete patch, a bit on the dry side, in the hopes it would draw out any excess moisture, then pressing in with a putty knife. I squared everything off with a dremel, set some new cut to size tiles with thin set, waited a day, then grouted. Replacing three tiles took three days. But, in the end, the job received approval from Mrs. Blake, so, worth the effort.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:24 PM (2SdPm)

127 Ever wanted to make your own puppet head?


Yes.

Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin at June 19, 2021 03:24 PM (fLVm1)

128 I am thinking of trying one of those Wine and Design classes. They dont' need to teach me about wine btw. But if you ever see those classes, everyone's painting looks good. I might try that to see if even I could make something look good. Churchill loved to paint. I know I can't paint or draw a lick. Oh well.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 03:25 PM (gJfTA)

129 3D printing allows you to fast prototype, as well. Once you get the cad files animated, the Print is proof that you got it right.

It is also a question of "efficient" and what you are looking for

Posted by: Kindltot at June 19, 2021 03:25 PM (ySM85)

130 Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:24 PM (2SdPm)

It depends on where the tiles failed

on the wall, 6 to 12 inches off the pan, just poor workmanship and can be easily repaired

otherwise, you got trouble

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:26 PM (8o8kf)

131 I'm currently working on a portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg made entirely of tampons, but I've been told it's already been done.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 19, 2021 03:28 PM (fLVm1)

132

Can you 3D print a Fleshlight?

Asking for a friend... Harvey Weisensteiner...

Posted by: Jeffy Tubesteak at June 19, 2021 03:29 PM (KAkUU)

133 Furniture guys kicked ass on that.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 03:30 PM (Cxk7w)

134 > Can you 3D print a Fleshlight?

Well, there is a minimum feature size limit with consumer printers.

Quite possibly that wouldn't be small enough for Tubesteak.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 19, 2021 03:31 PM (XGAZE)

135 98 Rocket prep complete. Drive to the desert on Wednesday. The-flying a couple, but also first flights for a K class motor and rocket, and a low N class motor and rocket. For those familiar with the Estes hobby rocket motors in A, B, C class etc., each class is twice as large as the previous. An N is about 17 pounds of fuel in a metal tube 4 feet long and 4 inches in diameter.
I make my own propellant, motor hardware, rockets and electronics for parachute deployment and GPS tracking.
It is performance art. Sure, you do all the work in the shop, but once the button is pushed, the rocket is entirely on its own, and performs, or not, largely on the builder's skill. And if mistakes are made, they are often made spectacularly.
Posted by: Igotnothing at June 19, 2021 03:02 PM (xf2hT)


15 yrs or so ago when the kids were early teens, I ah them into ModRocs. Got my Hi Power cert in 2005 using a prototype V2 kit from a local kit producer.

Memorable meet was at the local fairgound on a Black Friday. Mrs IMG had to work, so it was me and the kiddos. We had an 1800 ft FAA waiver due to some historic aircraft overflights from an airshow (B17 ws the best).
...

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 19, 2021 03:32 PM (8C7+r)

136 South Africa security driver carrying 100k of cellphones comes under attack.

Move slider to one minute

https://is.gd/9zYUji

courtesy Daily Mail

Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:32 PM (jyW7T)

137 Time, again, to mention Rod Stewart's model railroad layout?
https://tinyurl.com/sc9jyyet

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 19, 2021 03:32 PM (ELgVT)

138 on the wall, 6 to 12 inches off the pan, just poor workmanship and can be easily repaired

otherwise, you got trouble
Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:26 PM (8o8kf)
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On the floor, by the drain. We've got one of those long trough style drains. It appeared to be just a poor job of putting in the concrete base in the one area.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:33 PM (2SdPm)

139 Former Kardashian bodyguard reveals how he fought off armed robbers as they sprayed his security truck with 30 bullets

https://is.gd/aHFuHm

Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:33 PM (jyW7T)

140 133 Furniture guys kicked ass on that.
Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 03:30 PM (Cxk7w)

no they didn't

they suck

they should just off themselves

look at the original blonde finish that they totally butchered

If a restorer owns a palm sander, run away

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:33 PM (8o8kf)

141

I don't really try, except during the playoffs.

Posted by: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at June 19, 2021 03:35 PM (KAkUU)

142 On the floor, by the drain. We've got one of those long trough style drains. It appeared to be just a poor job of putting in the concrete base in the one area.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:33 PM (2SdPm)

yeah, those types of pans have a history of failing

if you can ever replace a pan with a Redi Tile pan, do it

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:36 PM (8o8kf)

143 A couple my neighbors are deeply into RC electric planes, some of them with onboard cameras that allow FPV flight using goggles.

One is going gonzo with 3D printed planes. Has a half dozen printers all lined up, makes EVERYTHING in a model including the rubber wheels.

His latest is a WWII P-40 Warhawk with about 6 feet of wingspan.

Watching the guys on YouTube doing their builds is fascinating.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at June 19, 2021 03:37 PM (4ZE6o)

144 I don't really try, except during the playoffs.

Posted by: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at June 19, 2021 03:35 PM (KAkUU)

my old man agrees.

Posted by: Bobby at June 19, 2021 03:39 PM (gJfTA)

145 Another Walmart gang fight; the usual suspects:
https://is.gd/mBzJe4
Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:16 PM (jyW7T)

Serbs?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 19, 2021 03:41 PM (R/m4+)

146 I will die soon and all I know will die with me

kinda sad

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:41 PM (8o8kf)

147 Time, again, to mention Rod Stewart's model railroad layout?

https://tinyurl.com/sc9jyyet

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 19, 2021 03:32 PM (ELgVT)
when i first saw that I wondered why there were so many downrates. Then I realized they were not for Stewart and his train, but the horrible crew that had nothing to offer at all.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 03:42 PM (gJfTA)

148 Gee JJ-

You seem so enthusiastic about this blodging and whatnot. Why in the dickens are you not called the Heartful Blodger?

Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 03:43 PM (Fc5rx)

149 look at the original blonde finish that they totally butchered

If a restorer owns a palm sander, run away
Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:33 PM (8o8kf)
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I didn't mind the palm sander. I did mind that the restorer turned something that should have been finished with a lighter shade into something dark and rather pedestrian.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:44 PM (2SdPm)

150 Texas residents say the temperatures on their smart thermostats were RAISED overnight without their permission
_DM

Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:44 PM (jyW7T)

151 bobby, Joey, whatever his name was.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 03:44 PM (gJfTA)

152 I will die soon and all I know will die with me

kinda sad
Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:41 PM (8o8kf)


It doesn't have to be this way, you know.

Posted by: Walt Disney's Frozen Head at June 19, 2021 03:44 PM (fLVm1)

153 It doesn't have to be this way, you know.
Posted by: Walt Disney's Frozen Head at June 19, 2021 03:44 PM (fLVm1)

Preach on Brother!

Posted by: Ted Williams at June 19, 2021 03:45 PM (R/m4+)

154 Texas residents say the temperatures on their smart thermostats were RAISED overnight without their permission

_DM



Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:44 PM (jyW7T)

good, what idiot uses a "smart thermostat"? Sure, present company excepted. But mine was replaced with a smart thermostat. But of course i never set it up, F that. They still work if you don't try to link them to your internet of things. My internet of things is a pc and a phone that can't hold a candle to the pc ever though the pc is at least seven years older.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 03:47 PM (gJfTA)

155 I didn't mind the palm sander. I did mind that the restorer turned something that should have been finished with a lighter shade into something dark and rather pedestrian.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:44 PM (2SdPm)

Once you use a sander, the possibility of achieving something like the original diminishes greatly

it takes a true artist to take it up from there

I only know this from being taught and practicing for 60 years

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:47 PM (8o8kf)

156 in the end, the job received approval from Mrs. Blake, so, worth the effort.
Posted by: blake

That seal of approval makes all the pain worthwhile.
Congrats.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 19, 2021 03:48 PM (J8Tc4)

157 There's too much money in this world

Fight breaks out in Walmart:

https://is.gd/VXGF3X
Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:09 PM (jyW7T)




How many times do I have to say this?

Landscape, not portrait!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 19, 2021 03:49 PM (fLVm1)

158 Greeks, I tried to go back and get the complete info but their player doesn't work that way.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:49 PM (jyW7T)

159 No hobby stuff to share (gunz are for tomorrow's standing thread). Sad. But thanks JJ for this, it's a good idea.

Don't want to thread-litter, just one tiny thing that is possibly perfect. Evanston, IL cancels Fourth of July event, while having both "pride" and a "Juneteenth" events.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 19, 2021 03:49 PM (OTzUX)

160 'Mike Pence is not a traitor':
Kevin McCarthy defends ex-VP
after hecklers drowned him out with boos
at Faith & Freedom Coalition event
_DM

Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:51 PM (jyW7T)

161 don't try to clean coins either. Any idea you have of making a coin better looking in any way should be nipped in the bud, Barney Fife style. No one will ever be impressed no matter what you do, so don't do anything if you want to sell them and they have some value.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 03:51 PM (gJfTA)

162 Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:33 PM (jyW7T)

Always wanted to know what happened after the guy got out of his truck with his AR. Apparently the gang of robbers aren't as brave if someone is going to shoot back. They all fled and he didn't even get to fire a shot.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 03:51 PM (2DOZq)

163 it takes a true artist to take it up from there

I only know this from being taught and practicing for 60 years
Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:47 PM (8o8kf)
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Ah, shouldn't have used a random orbital sander but, instead, paint stripper then a sanding block, going with the grain?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:52 PM (2SdPm)

164 I didn't mind the palm sander. I did mind that the restorer turned something that should have been finished with a lighter shade into something dark and rather pedestrian.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:44 PM (2SdPm)

In the my remote restoration shop apart from my antique shop, I had a belt sander with the cord cut off

had a note on it

"if you feel the need to use this, just kill yourself, NOW"

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:52 PM (8o8kf)

165

My hobbies include getting AIDS working as a male prostitute in prison...

Posted by: John Holmes at June 19, 2021 03:53 PM (RhOLo)

166 no they didn't
I am pretty sure he was referring to the fight video.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 03:54 PM (r+sAi)

167 Nothing as fancy as any of this stuff. Smash wanted a steam punk desk lamp, like one of these.

https://is.gd/hQjUxy link goes to ebay.

I agreed, so she picked up the parts and began putting it together. When she got to the base plate, i said, "let's go fancy" and drug her to hobby hardwoods where i picked up a slab of 28"x14"x3" walnut for $70. Drilled a hile in the back spine with a boreing bit, then from the top used a forstner bit to meet it. Now the power cord is nicely hidden. Smash then knocked the bark off the two outer sides, leaving the rough shape in place, and sanded everything smooth, put a satin poly coat on it and let it dry and cure.

Today i soldered the five sockets' wiring up nice and neat, installed a very clunky toggle switch and it was ready to test. We only had the main flicker bulb for the top, the remaining flicker bulbs haven't arrived yet. But it looks awesome!

Posted by: BifBewalski - at June 19, 2021 03:54 PM (VcFUs)

168 I clean coins by leaving them in my pockets during the wash cycle.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 03:54 PM (Cxk7w)

169 Today i soldered the five sockets' wiring up nice and neat, installed a very clunky toggle switch and it was ready to test. We only had the main flicker bulb for the top, the remaining flicker bulbs haven't arrived yet. But it looks awesome!
Posted by: BifBewalski - at June 19, 2021 03:54 PM (VcFUs)
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Now that sounds very cool.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:55 PM (2SdPm)

170 Humble Bundle currently has a cosplay crafting book deal. eBooks on armor making weapons, outfits, prosthetics etc..

They brought back the ability to use sliders to determine where your money goes because everyone complained. The top tier for all the books is $18.

The charity shows Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on my browser.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 19, 2021 03:55 PM (AB1Co)

171 154 Texas residents say the temperatures on their smart thermostats were RAISED overnight without their permission _DM
Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:44 PM (jyW7T)
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good, what idiot uses a "smart thermostat"?

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 03:47 PM (gJfTA)
-------------------------

Karen and her wife
Karen and her husband
millennials
Just the right people

Posted by: Braenyard at June 19, 2021 03:55 PM (jyW7T)

172 REDACTED

Why not write a book, telling what you know?

I'm saving info up for a monograph on one of my jobs. Tentative title: They Never Call You When They're Happy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 03:57 PM (u82oZ)

173 So, you are saying the jerkoff hand can work as a sander?

Posted by: Jeannie at June 19, 2021 03:58 PM (dYrVA)

174 Ah, shouldn't have used a random orbital sander but, instead, paint stripper then a sanding block, going with the grain?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 03:52 PM (2SdPm)

Generally, I'm not into modern. But I always respect the original wishes of the producer.

The blonde finish was achieved by bleaching and then finishing

the bleaching effect only goes down in the wood about a red headed cunt hair

so any sanding is extremely dangerous

you can sand it after a couple coats of thin shellac

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:58 PM (8o8kf)

175 I went fishing. Caught a bunch of trout, released most, except for the fat, firm, pink pan-fry sized, and called it a day.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 19, 2021 03:58 PM (HnNKD)

176 My hobbies include getting AIDS working as a male prostitute in prison...

Posted by: John Holmes at June 19, 2021 03:53 PM (RhOLo)

there is a PGA Tour player that goes by J.B. Holmes. His given name is John Holmes. He changed it for reasons. Sounds like BS but it is true. At least as written about by the jagoff John Feinstein. Sure he is an asshat, but he is a decent non fiction writer.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 03:59 PM (gJfTA)

177
I clean coins by leaving them in my pockets during the wash cycle.

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 03:54 PM (Cxk7w)

heh, I do too. then I need to hear for an hour or so.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 04:02 PM (gJfTA)

178 I'm also working on two prototypes of products I may try to patent. They are simple designs that don't have any mechanical parts so may fall into a too general category to patent. Sports related products.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 04:03 PM (2DOZq)

179 lmao lmao lmao lmao
lolololololololol

https://is.gd/exE9B0

American Passover
Juneteenth is a great American holiday
Jonah Goldberg

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 19, 2021 04:03 PM (hwkdn)

180 Dave, the thermostat is working perfectly. You sound tense; perhaps you should take a stress pill.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at June 19, 2021 04:05 PM (PiwSw)

181 I prefer a good French shellac polish on refinished furniture

***

Because if anybody knows about getting shellacked it's the French, right?

Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 04:05 PM (Fc5rx)

182 175 I went fishing. Caught a bunch of trout, released most, except for the fat, firm, pink pan-fry sized, and called it a day.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 19, 2021 03:58 PM (HnNKD)

you have my vote

Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 04:05 PM (8o8kf)

183 I clean coins by leaving them in my pockets during the wash cycle.
That reminds me of something I always thought was silly with people who collect coins, they want them to have the historical dirt so cleaning them would be bad.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 19, 2021 04:05 PM (r+sAi)

184 don't try to clean coins either. Any idea you have of making a coin better looking in any way should be nipped in the bud, Barney Fife style. No one will ever be impressed no matter what you do, so don't do anything if you want to sell them and they have some value.
Posted by: Quint
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This true of silverware also, even plate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 19, 2021 04:06 PM (l0Lgi)

185
Did jonah g steal another meme from someone?

That "passover" sarc was done before, by the Bee, I think, with blm signs.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 19, 2021 04:07 PM (8hdjr)

186
I clean coins by leaving them in my pockets during the wash cycle.

Posted by: Skip
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This works for paper currency also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 19, 2021 04:07 PM (ELgVT)

187 it's not that people clean coins, it is that they buy them from a "legit guy" and they have been cleaned. I sold a really cool Texas Centennial half dollar that was in its original packaging for decades. Cleaned; so the price was low.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 04:08 PM (gJfTA)

188 Just a side note

Can't help you on your application (just do chemical patents), but a good search is the key.

You don't need parts to patent something. Just needed to be patentable (no suicide machines, for example), novel over what was before, and not obvious to an expert in the art (like trying to patent a green door over a red on in the prior art).

There are patents for knots. Although the sex-related patents are numerous, so be wary if that is your invention.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 19, 2021 04:08 PM (u82oZ)

189 181 I prefer a good French shellac polish on refinished furniture


we thank you

Posted by: French Association of Knob Polishers at June 19, 2021 04:08 PM (8o8kf)

190 The blonde finish was achieved by bleaching and then finishing

the bleaching effect only goes down in the wood about a red headed cunt hair

so any sanding is extremely dangerous

you can sand it after a couple coats of thin shellac
Posted by: REDACTED at June 19, 2021 03:58 PM (8o8kf)
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Interesting, and, thanks. The things one learns here.

So, that restorer did anything but restore the piece he was working on.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 04:09 PM (2SdPm)

191 My hobby is translating Greek texts into Latin.

Posted by: oe-Jay iden-Bay at June 19, 2021 04:09 PM (mNhhD)

192 Biden's dog didn't kill himself

Posted by: French Association of Knob Polishers at June 19, 2021 04:09 PM (8o8kf)

193 181 I prefer a good French shellac polish on refinished furniture

Because if anybody knows about getting shellacked it's the French, right?
Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 04:05 PM (Fc5rx)

That's not what SHE said.

Posted by: Jack Shellck.. at June 19, 2021 04:10 PM (oHd/0)

194 At least as written about by the jagoff John Feinstein. Sure he is an asshat, but he is a decent non fiction writer.
Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 03:59 PM (gJfTA)

A Good Walk Spoiled was decent. I don't think he is a decent player like most sports writers who can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 04:11 PM (2DOZq)

195 Quint me too

Posted by: Skip at June 19, 2021 04:11 PM (Cxk7w)

196 I worked Kazakhstan on FT8 this week. I did a little research on the country. They still use the Baikonur Cosmodrome, and they offer vacation packages where they put you up for a week, and you can get up-close tours of the launch process from prep thru blastoff. Manned launch packages cost more than unmanned launches.

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and contributes 60% of Central Asia's economic output. Which I guess depends on how Wikipedia defines 'Central Asia.'
Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 19, 2021 03:04 PM (qpX6U)

The Russians are trying to build a new launch site, in part to stop paying the huge fees Kazakhstan charges for use of the site.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 19, 2021 04:11 PM (qyH+l)

197 Why in the dickens are you not called the Heartful Blodger?

****

What a disappointment. I had such great expectations for that joke!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 04:11 PM (Fc5rx)

198 Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 04:09 PM (2SdPm)

yw

Posted by: French Association of Knob Polishers at June 19, 2021 04:11 PM (8o8kf)

199 Biden's dog didn't kill himself
Posted by: French Association of Knob Polishers
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OTOH, the demise of Buddy, the Clinton's dog, is still an open question. Sort of a canine Seth Richards. He knew too much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 19, 2021 04:12 PM (ELgVT)

200 Polish - proper noun

polish - noun

polish - verb

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 04:13 PM (2DOZq)

201 LOL... Not sure I want to learn to paint like Picasso

Posted by: It's me donna at June 19, 2021 04:13 PM (Zmnko)

202
What a disappointment. I had such great expectations for that joke!
Posted by: Muldoon
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It took a bad twist.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 19, 2021 04:13 PM (pbStR)

203 A Good Walk Spoiled was decent. I don't think he is
a decent player like most sports writers who can't walk and chew gum at
the same time.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 04:11 PM (2DOZq)

he is a major lib and more than that, a pompous ass. I think he even realizes that so that makes it a tiny bit better. A Good Walk Spoiled was a great book. A Season on the Brink was very good as well. Some of his recent golf stuff was ruined by leaning in with the lefty shit.

Posted by: Quint at June 19, 2021 04:14 PM (gJfTA)

204 19 Once it gets another generation or two under it's belt I will buy one. I play 15mm WWII and Modern miniatures games and it will save me tons of $$$$. The current printing resolution is not as good as traditional plastic injection molding but it will get there soon and when it does I will be onboard.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 19, 2021 02:16 PM (JUOKG)


A Form 3 with their engineering resin should get you most of what you need. The cheapo LCD based printers aren't terrible, but the parts are more fragile and the screen will eventually burn out.

That said, 3D printing is less about saving money and more about customization and/or self reliance.

Posted by: CppThis at June 19, 2021 04:14 PM (8h1h1)

205 Why in the dickens are you not called the Heartful Blodger?

****

What a disappointment. I had such great expectations for that joke!
Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 04:11 PM (Fc5rx)

No I do not wish another.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 04:15 PM (2DOZq)

206 It took a bad twist.

****

All of our jokes do that.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 04:15 PM (Fc5rx)

207 200 Polish - adjective:

The suspect put the gun to his own head. "Oh @$#&, sarge!" the rookie said. "We have a Polish hostage situation here!"

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 19, 2021 04:16 PM (njAaQ)

208 Damn autocorrect!

Oliver jokes do that!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 04:16 PM (Fc5rx)

209 The "Sefton Arts and Crafts" thread is one of my favorites. Never depressing and always interesting. I've got the itch to rekindle my interest in model railroading, building models and painting again. Probably when winter hits.

Kudos Mr. Sefton.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 19, 2021 04:16 PM (3H9h1)

210 When you're a bit too creative with your 3D printer you can attract unwanted interest...
https://is.gd/CstSu3

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 19, 2021 04:16 PM (J8Tc4)

211 Oliver jokes do that!
Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 04:16 PM (Fc5rx)
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Yer saying things can take a bit of a twist around these parts?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 19, 2021 04:16 PM (2SdPm)

212 What a disappointment. I had such great expectations for that joke!
Posted by: Muldoon
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the dickens you say

Posted by: French Association of Knob Polishers at June 19, 2021 04:17 PM (8o8kf)

213
Oliver jokes do that!
Posted by: Muldoon
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Autocorrect has no sense of humor. Also, not well read.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 19, 2021 04:18 PM (vOGqy)

214 Damn autocorrect!

Oliver jokes do that!
Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 04:16 PM (Fc5rx)

A tale of two hilarities.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 04:18 PM (2DOZq)

215 CHESS DRESS NOOD

And a new cutie too

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at June 19, 2021 04:18 PM (Cxk7w)

216 CHESS DRESS NOOD

And a new cutie too
Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at June 19, 2021 04:18 PM (Cxk7w)

How dare a new thread when we were just staring our pun portion of the show.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 19, 2021 04:19 PM (2DOZq)

217 Come on baby....

Posted by: Chubby Checker at June 19, 2021 04:20 PM (r+sAi)

218 My name is Friday. I carry a bodge.

And you played for the Drooklyn Bodgers, right ?

Posted by: JT at June 19, 2021 04:20 PM (arJlL)

219 Bodgers? We don't need no steenking bodgers!!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 19, 2021 04:25 PM (Fc5rx)

220 My Grandfather made models of wagons from the West. Each about the size of a shoe box, and there were so many different kinds - pioneer, chuckwagon, mining cart, firehouse, stasgecoach etc. I can't 0remember them all (I was a child) but each night he would let me pick one out off the shelf and he would tell me a story about it.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 19, 2021 04:48 PM (83lwH)

221 My train hobby has grown over the year. Started out in HO scale then as my eyesight and dexterity deteriorated I move on to G Gauge for the garden. Now I'm playing with the big stuff 2.5" scale ride on trains that run on 7 1/2 width track.

Posted by: Tom at June 19, 2021 07:43 PM (sgJNc)

222 ....Grown over the Years....

Posted by: Tom at June 19, 2021 07:44 PM (sgJNc)

223 My wifes enabler was Jason Jensen Trains. Ha ha.

Posted by: Don at June 20, 2021 10:14 AM (hD2mk)

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