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    Jeff what sort of wood, slow burning stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Use rubber grease on o-rings
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    Do you have a good layer of Vaseline or grease around the o-ring Peter? Definitely don't use silicon (unless it's silicon grease)
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    if you have it, if not vaseline..... .
    Thanks, I'll try to find some silicon grease although I have to admit the other type crossed my mind . Although I have made up gaskets out of silicon formed between sheets of cling wrap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Thanks Rick, Bunnies here I come. Does varnish then go over that, or do you do the wax last? I'm assuming wax last.
    No, you just varnish over the wax. It's really just a filler.

    Rick

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    A photo for Bruce .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Thanks, I'll try to find some silicon grease although I have to admit the other type crossed my mind . Although I have made up gaskets out of silicon formed between sheets of cling wrap.
    I have re-used Unobtainable O-rings with a smear of automotive gasket sealant used sparingly in the grooves the o-ring seats in.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Re the flooring , I've used carbon black in epoxy to fill up the worm damage and nail holes before , hard work actually . A commercial guy I talked to once uses plaster tinted with the same , then sands it off easily in one hit. The plaster isn't under stress and you just poly over it. I would have done it myself , but I wanted to seal off a bathroom floor. I wanted the epoxy for a full seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    I have re-used Unobtainable O-rings with a smear of automotive gasket sealant used sparingly in the grooves the o-ring seats in.
    That sounds hopeful, I even have the stuff in my workshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    No, you just varnish over the wax. It's really just a filler.

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    Thanks-I just thought varnish might not adhere to wax. Off to Bunnies shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Re the flooring , I've used carbon black in epoxy to fill up the worm damage and nail holes before , hard work actually . A commercial guy I talked to once uses plaster tinted with the same , then sands it off easily in one hit. The plaster isn't under stress and you just poly over it. I would have done it myself , but I wanted to seal off a bathroom floor. I wanted the epoxy for a full seal.
    Hmm, carbon fibre bathroom floors.

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    Ive really got to focus at Bunnings. I need another 10 litres of CFP, and have to try to get furniture restorers wax. Not carbon fibre, not vaseline, not silicone grease, not gasket sealant. I do have some really filthy looking black tractor grease in the shed.....Good luck to me.

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    The wax sort of sinks a bit, so, with the varnish over it, it looks more like ancient build-up of varnish rather than filler. I should think any filler would do though; I just like the look of the wax. It's a patina thing ....

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    I'd still go with the builders bog coloured with oxide for a hard wearing filler in a floor.......but I guess it may not suit an older floor......... anyway hey, what do I know?
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    Bog would be a LOT quicker to do
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    So Bunnies didn't have the wax. I got a water based wood filler instead. Available in various flavours. I went for ebony for the rust stained holes, which is most of them, and something the name of which I have forgotten, for some new sections, supposed to match Baltic pine. Bitch of a job in the end. I already had 2 coats of varnish on, which I had hoped would make it easy to wipe or sand the excess filler off. Not so. Still enough raised grain, even after spending all yesterday afternoon on the floor with an orbital sander smoothing down the first coat, to hang onto quite a bit of black stuff all around each hole. Tried sanding first, but settled for a damp cloth eventually, which with much rubbing and rinsing ultimately did a passable job of removing all the unwanted dark matter. Sounds easy enough, but it was a bloody long time on hands and knees.

    The ebony is pretty much the perfect colour for the stained holes, and the lighter stuff matches the new sections well enough. Just for fun I did one stained hole with the lighter stuff, which is what I would have done by default if not for Ricks wisdom. Looks awful, like a really nasty pimple. Thanks Rick for saving me from that. I'd never have thought of using black filler on a pine floor.

    Couple more coats of varnish tomorrow, then it's time to knock some bloody great big holes in 3 walls to insert some huge bifold doors into. Let there be light!

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    I blame Rick for making me notice our floor's pimples.

    Peter, I have silicon grease here. But you can get small yellow tubes of it at Budds. I'm not sure how much I have in the tube, but you shouldn't need heaps. Might save you the additional 7km into town. I'm out after 2.30pm though.
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    I have to go in anyway for the weekly shop Duncan, but thanks for the offer.
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    Boating (rowing) with a school all this week, coaching the kids. As soon as I was out of range of getting back in time, Joan died. That's such a relief.

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    and

    Sorry to hear that, and I understand your relief.

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    Best wishes, Bruce
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    Yes, you were lucky to have each other, Bruce!

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    Farewell Joan, sorry for your loss Bruce. Is Romanas birthday party still on?

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    It's probably a relief for her too Bruce, condolences

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Boating (rowing) with a school all this week, coaching the kids. As soon as I was out of range of getting back in time, Joan died. That's such a relief.

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    All is well and commiserations for the part of you that needs that ... it can certainly be a relief for all parties.
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    Another photo for Bruce.



    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dale_s...n/photostream/ You'll enjoy the album.
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    What a lovely photo!

    I expect there'll soon be little Scamplets running around!

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    I thought the same. They are rather a cute couple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Farewell Joan, sorry for your loss Bruce. Is Romanas birthday party still on?
    Yep, most certainly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What a lovely photo!

    I expect there'll soon be little Scamplets running around!

    Rick
    Somebody built a half-scale SCAMP, I think as a tender for their SCAMP.

    I'm not the only looney one. Back home from a rowing camp. Millions of phone calls to make, things that have to be done. It was a bit of a drive coming across town on a hot Friday afternoon in peak hour traffic. I'm hopping into a bag of soft licorice and a beer, sort of a metaphor for my state of mind right now. Life gives me the schmidts, so i'm drinking a pale ale to make it better.

    Many thanks for the condolences and wishes. Joan was very special, and will be missed, but she was in dire straits at the end and nobody could/would do anything to help her leave. As usual she had to do it all for herself. That's a lot like what her life was like.
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    Sorry to hear of Joan's departure Bruce. My sympathies.

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    I just finished a glue-up of a pair of deck beams. (I'm putting in a small bridge deck to make the replacing of the removed decking areas easier).
    They're 1.8m long curves, with about 40mm chord depth, each laminated in seven 12mm thicknesses of oregon.

    It's my first try at such a thing. Wish me strength for when I open the shed door in the morning for a look.

    It's the FIRST fabrication of new parts for Vamp! I feel like I've turned a corner.

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    That's great Matt, good to be constructing rather than deconstructing.

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    Sorry for your loss Bruce, but glad Joan's suffering is at an end too.

    Keep going on Romana and dedicate something on her to Joan.

    Finally sorted the trailer for TMP (mostly) and have a few things to tidy up, but all looking good for a relaunch on Sunday!

    Better call that Hill fellow too!
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    Good stuff Matt !
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    Just while I have access to my computer. here is the pimple effect


    And here is the dark filler on stained nail holes, and light filler on new wood.



    Not really happy with the finish, but not sure how to make it better. This is 5 coats. I sanded with the big floor sander, 24, then 80 then 120 then 240. Then applied 1 coat. The went over it all with a small random orbital with 80 then 120, recoated, random orbital 180. My feeling is that the CFP stays a bit soluble, and is soaking into the old dry timber, raising the grain. I have a bit less than half a tin left, enough for one more coat. Im inclined to leave it for now, and do that coat after a couple of other projects are done-new bifold doors and paint walls. Hopefully then the finish will be harder and it will gloss up a bit better.


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    Most attractive, Phil. Not sure what look you're after, but that's what your floor is. I like it.

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