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This Old Crack House

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Don't be a Slacker!

Be a Shellacker!

Ever wanted to test your shellacking skills but were afraid to try? Here is your chance. They have unfinished wooden boxes at the "Dollar Tree." They are cute little things that are perfect for painting or finishing and they only cost...... you guessed it! $1.00 plus tax!

Apply four coats of Shellac with light sanding between coats and finish with some wax polish and super fine steel wool and "voila!"

The perfect little box to put Christmas gifts in. I wonder how many of these I could do with a quart of shellac? Now don't go out and spend $20 on shellac and alcohol to finish a lousy $1 box, go do something useful like refinish a floor or something!


At 8/17/2006 11:02 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

that box looks awesome! did you put the hinge on or was that already there?

At 8/17/2006 12:27 PM, Blogger Gary said...

The hinges and locks are already on the box!

At 8/18/2006 1:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it big enough to hold me family jewels?

At 8/18/2006 8:50 AM, Blogger Gary said...


That would depend on the size of your jewels. Do you need a magnifying glass or a microscope to view them?

At 8/19/2006 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't really answer that, they've been buried for so long...


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