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I'd take some pics, contact Sotheby's (the...

I'd take some pics, contact Sotheby's (the auction house) and find out where to send the pics for an evaluation.
02-22-10, 04:45 AM
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Posted By George

Most ad-on door bottoms are 1-3/4" thick - to...

Most ad-on door bottoms are 1-3/4" thick - to accomodate a standard exterior door. These are 'U' shaped.

There is one on the market that is 'L' shaped and would work in your situation.
02-15-10, 04:56 AM
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Posted By George

Again, I would look at the can for "approximate"...

Again, I would look at the can for "approximate" drying time - then add 24 hours to that.

Almost all oil base products take weeks to totally cure, but that's not the same thing as being dry enough...
02-12-10, 05:27 AM
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Posted By George

I finally woke up from my winter hibernation and...

I finally woke up from my winter hibernation and answered your questions in the faux finishing forum.

Anyone that has any ideas is welcome to post, of course.
02-12-10, 05:23 AM
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Posted By George

Karina, it sounds doable, but I would try to...

Karina, it sounds doable, but I would try to contact the polycrylic mfg and see what they say. Or, you could pour off a small amount, put a touch of the acrylic craft paint in it, stir it up, and see...
02-12-10, 05:18 AM
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Posted By George

Whether to use gel stain or a glaze depends on...

Whether to use gel stain or a glaze depends on the final look you're after. Glazes usually give more transparency; gel stains tend to be more opaque.

Before applying either, you need to scuff the...
02-04-10, 09:02 AM
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Posted By George

You're right to be concerned about the poly...

You're right to be concerned about the poly adhering. My best solution to this problem is to scrub the entire piece with lacquer thinner or acetone, using 0000 steel wool, then set it aside to dry -...
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Posted By George

I Didn't bother to work out a way to do this is...

I Didn't bother to work out a way to do this is in wood, but it could be easily made with 1-1/2" or 2" PVC pipe.

Using tees and ells, the pieces would be force fitted together instead of glued.
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Posted By George

Outstanding job!!;) Thanks for the...

Outstanding job!!;)

Thanks for the pics:thumbup:
01-09-10, 05:13 AM
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Posted By George

Sorry about the delay in replying - inventory...

Sorry about the delay in replying - inventory time where I work.

You are correct.
01-09-10, 05:10 AM
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Posted By George

The value of antiques is directly proportional to...

The value of antiques is directly proportional to how badly someone wants them...

Sotheby's (the auction house) could probably give you a good ball park as to what they would bring at auction.
01-06-10, 04:51 AM
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Posted By George

Take half the width of the case opening and add...

Take half the width of the case opening and add the overlay; in your case you would come up with 15 5/8".

The same formula holds true for all overlay hinges...
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Posted By George

IMO if you can find it, Naphtha would be even...

IMO if you can find it, Naphtha would be even better than mineral spirits. It dries faster and leaves less residue
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Posted By George

That's one of those "Why didn't I think of...

That's one of those "Why didn't I think of that?".
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Posted By George

Until you get used to guiding off the leading...

Until you get used to guiding off the leading edge of the blade (where you can see the cut line) I would suggest measuring 1/8" long. This will allow for the kerf and let you cut to the right side of...
12-08-09, 05:01 AM
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Posted By George

First, most stone tops are polished at the...

First, most stone tops are polished at the factory with specialized euipment & materials - not a DYI project. As for smoothing out the edge, my first thought would be fine sandpaper - using a sanding...
12-07-09, 04:44 AM
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Posted By George

Drill out the "bad" hole over size and glue an...

Drill out the "bad" hole over size and glue an dowel in it. Drill out the dowel to accomodate the caster.
12-07-09, 04:40 AM
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Posted By George

Andersen, Peachtree and other mfgs make a door...

Andersen, Peachtree and other mfgs make a door with a 3-point lock system built in; your typical deadbolt, as well as a head and foot (built inside the door - you can't see it.).

Won't be there in...
12-04-09, 04:42 AM
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Posted By George

Where the Old English has penetrated the wood,...

Where the Old English has penetrated the wood, there is NO finish (Old English won't penetrate a finish).

The finish has failed - the haze is probably caused by the Old English.

The solution is...
11-30-09, 05:22 AM
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Posted By George

Plaster of Paris would be my choice. If the area...

Plaster of Paris would be my choice. If the area to be filled is more than 1/4" (~6mm) deep, apply in layers, allowing each to dry completely (overnight) before applying the next.

The wire frame...
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Posted By George

Look for a finish that says Rock Hard (brand...

Look for a finish that says Rock Hard (brand name) or Bar Top (generic).

As the latter name implies, this is a very durable finish - made for bar tops that catch a LOT of abuse.

Here's a link...
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Posted By George

A peach or flesh tone maybe?

A peach or flesh tone maybe?
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Posted By George

Just a few more comments on trusses: The...

Just a few more comments on trusses:

The company I work for manufacturers roof & floor truss. Bruce is entirely correct when cautioning against sistering to an existing truss. It WILL modify the...
11-02-09, 04:43 AM
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Posted By George

If it's thinned properly for spraying, yes....

If it's thinned properly for spraying, yes. (Polyurethane normally does not need to be thinned).
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Posted By George

Many compainies that make exterior doors with a...

Many compainies that make exterior doors with a fiberglass woodgrain "skin" offer kits for staining. Consult the manufacturer of your door.

If information is not forthcoming, gel stains work best....
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