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    Dave's lessons Paid off

    this isnt flat work and its not turning either its a finishing project in more ways than one.. a lady dropped off this old rocker that was about ready to fall apart at the seams,, i really hadnt asked for this but now days any tid bit helps.. so we said yes..

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    So after sanding and cleaning, then glueing and clamping, then spraying a barrier coat and coloring to match old finish we got this ole relic back in working order for another decade watching what dave can do with toner and mixing color, it paid off in this repair job for a nice lady..
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    Nice job, Larry. I'd say it is good for several decades.
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    I'll bet she'll be pleased as punch with that repair job, Larry. Nicely done.
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    we put in screws in many places that had loose nails, her hubby is a big guy and she was concerned it would fold up on him and when i got it , looked like it almost had.
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    Looks good Larry. That should last them many more years.
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    Well done Larry!

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    Nice job Larry
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    That just has to be one of those jobs that is deep down feels good type of thing. Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    That just has to be one of those jobs that is deep down feels good type of thing. Good job!
    funny you bring that up jonathan,, if i did this everyday i am sure i wouldnt have thought about it like that but for this lady i did.. the more i done to it, the more i wanted to.. and then when it was done i pushed it to see how long it would rock.. it was just a factory made rocker but i am sure it had alot of stories it could tell
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