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Old 10-06-2017, 08:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Long time ago I was pulled into the managers office of a place I'd just started to work at. I knew it wasn't a good fit immediately and apparently they thought so too. They labeled me a "negative impact on the team dynamic" So by all means, I'll take the blame.

Now get out there and get that new toy/tool/whatever it is.

(Blaming others is a valid defense when you're either in solid denial and/or you are married.)
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mckenziedrums View Post
A roaster... now there's an idea. I've got the toaster oven sitting out there from another hobby so it'll have to do for now. Need to get my hands on a decent moisture meter, seems I lost mine last year in the move. Figure best way to find it is buy another!

The one thing I see folks doing with stabilizing that I want to be sure I don't do is go too light on the dye. I figure the rest of it is pretty straight forward... Will take a little practice most likely to nail the colors I want.

Iím no help on dyeing. I still have to try it.
Going by weight is much better than a meter for this. Only the very best meters are going to be accurate bellow 5%.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Weight it is... I'm a reloader so scales I have aplenty. Though I'm not sure I need to quite measure down to the .1 grain for this application. Got some maple that I've been sitting on that is pretty dry so I'll cut some off that and use it for my starting point. I want to do just a bit of clear stabilizing and then follow up with a rich color dye. I've researched it enough that I think I know what I'm doing but you just don't know until you try I suppose.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I blame my friends for **** all the time. I even tell them, "It might not be your fault, but I am going to blame you anyway". I never blame them when they aren't there however. That would just be unfair.
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