What Manly Things Did You Do Today?

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by jwr0201, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    How did you get the rust off?
     
  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Rust was fairly light so it came off okay with a green scouring pad under hot running water (no soap, it wouldn't help). That and elbow grease took it down to nearly bare iron, then quick dried on very low burner. I said SOS earlier but that's a generic term for me.
     
  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Fried an egg in it. Not yet teflon-slick glassy smooth but close enough. Some bouts of bacon frying will get it where it needs to be.
     
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  4. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Well, what are you waiting for?! Break out the bacon! :bounce015:
     
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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Maybe not manly per se but I haven't shared this picture yet and I can't find the Covid food thread. In any case my first attempt at French macarons. Unflavored light pink shells with vanilla buttercream filling. the recipe made 18 in total so you just have a preview here.

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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Anticipation of snow??? So, up there, in the Frozen North where you live, what do you call that white stuff all around you??
     
  7. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    My insulin spiked just looking at it.
     
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  8. FatherofSquirrel

    FatherofSquirrel A right jolly old elf

    Nice.

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  9. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Eek.
     
  10. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Not because they don't look good, but because they DO!
     
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  11. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    :D

    They came out better than I expected especially since I've never done anything like them before. Beginner's luck for sure. Next time... total melt down.
     
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  12. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I am 2/3 of the way through drilling holes into the wooden Hebrew alphabet blocks I am using to make a menorah. (Each hole will hold a metal cup for the candle.) It’s hard rock maple, and brother, is that well-named. It’s hard as a rock! So I need to do a little at a time and stop, to minimize fatigue and avoid overheating the drill.
     
  13. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    pictures are of course required when finished. :)
     
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  14. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Try a little wax on your drill bit. May help things go smoother . :happy088:
     
  15. brit

    brit in a box

    PFFFT.. images.jpeg
     
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  16. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    What type of wax?
     
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  17. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    I was reading this on a woodworking site and the guy uses Boelube . He says if you are going to use glue in the hole it wont hinder adhesion. I'll find the link for you.
     
  18. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

  19. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Mounted the last mosaic “picture” on the wall. Now the last upgrade is ready in the kitchen.[​IMG]


    Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
     
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  20. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Why Turtle Wax, of course, for that hard shell shine. :D
     

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