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    Protip: Sealing Wood

    Here's a tip for you guys...

    If you're resting a chunk of wood on the edge of a 5 gallon bucket of green wood sealer as you paint the wax on the wood, don't drop the wood into the bucket.

    And just as importantly, as you're lifting the slippery, wax-slathered chunk of wood out of the bucket, don't drop the dang thing in there again.



    Let's just say my face won't be getting any cracks for a while.



    The stuff don't taste too bad, though.
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    Hey at least you had a tarp down

    I think I see your problem, you need to clean them glasses

    Nothing a garden hose won't fix I guess
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    Yeah, fortunately most of it ended up on the plastic I had put down to catch the drips. I was able to pour about a quart of sealer back into the bucket. I'll probably just use the pressure washer to clean the places where I didn't have the plastic, although I got the bulk of it mopped up with paper towels. Thank goodness the splash missed her car, just a few feet away. Even though it would wash off OK, I'd have been a dead man.

    I called LOML out to see what had happened. (I was surprised she didn't hear me demonstrating new curse word combinations for the neighbors.) Her words, and I quote..."Another job well done, Hon." I love that woman. She came out to the shop a bit later to tell me she was getting ready to take her shower, and she had put splotches of white sun screen all over her face. I think she was mocking me.
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    damn!

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    never tasted it vaughhn but have had the sam slippery events.. i know have a table set up out side that has holes in it and i use a roller rather than dunking if you do the dunking a screw in it with a rope works ok but the roller is the ticket ..and that stuff doesnt was off well with cold water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    She came out to the shop a bit later to tell me she was getting ready to take her shower, and she had put splotches of white sun screen all over her face. I think she was mocking me.
    You only think?

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    Larry, I wasn't trying to dunk it. I was balancing it on the rim of the bucket with one hand while I brushed the sealer on with the other. That way all the drips would fall back into the buck and keep the mess to a minimum. That plan really worked well, huh?

    You're right about the cold water, though. I had to use hot water and dish detergent to get my glasses clean enough to see through again.
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    Hey, I think we've got that same type of stamped concrete out front of our house. Not as nicely decorated with chunks of wood, or sealed with wood sealer, but similar...
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    Nice balancing act.
    Wadda waste of Anchorseal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...Wadda waste of Anchorseal.
    That's the part that ticked me off the worse. That was outweighed by laughter in the end, though.
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