I now have all 4 of my chairs cut out and sanded. I have two different chairs from Izzy Swan’s site, the Modern Adirondack Chair and the Outdoor Chair. The Outdoor Chairs were the ones I made the Cutlas and Challenger carvings above. The seats will have cushions but I wanted to personalize them. The seat has two 2x9.75X21 inch board and I carved my Grandson’s name in the front board. I got some JB Weld Clear Epoxy last night at Lowes and mixed up 10 drops of Transtint Alcohol Based Black dye and 2 oz of harderner and 2 oz of Resin using a scale and filled in his name I had carved 1/8 inch thick. I used painters tape to mask off the clear space on the board to speed up cleanup. I did that last night about midnight and this morning about 09:00 I checked it and it felt a little soft but firm. I will wait the 24 hours and then face it off. If it does not work I will just cut some more boards. After I had applied the epoxy I read on the JB Weld site/forum that you can use alcohol to soften dried epoxy. Since I used 10 drops of alcohol based dye I hope I did not snake bite myself. Will post t he pics when leveled off tomorrow.
I took my second Maderna Covid shot yesterday about noon. I felt fine all evening but this morning about 06:00 I woke up with the chills. I got out of bed and put my robe on to get some Motrin for the fever. I never shook so hard in all my life. I got the Motrin and took 3 and went back to sleep. I woke up a few hours later and felt pretty good but tired. The tiredness may be because my sleep was interupted. Anyway it is about 1:45 PM and I feel fine but tired. I hope this is the worst of it. My arm on the first shot was sore for a few days but so far my arm is not sore after the second injection. Hopefully I can get back to work on my projects. I have stain/sealer to spray outside but not until I am 100%. I learned a long time ago when you are not 100% dont play with your toys. My tools are like a cruel mistress and if you dont give them all my attention they try to spite you. That spite could me minor or major, either way I dont want to find out.
Well I could not wait. Here is the surfaced chair bottom.
A few pin holes and a little bleeding into the pores. I removed about .05 inches starting from the high spot on the exoxy. I cleaned it with mineral spirits after sanding 80 and 120 grit. Caution on pine, the more you sand it the worse it gets. Pine is soft. The growth rings are harder than the pith between the rings. If you keep sanding the pine starts to feel like a wash board. The softer pith gets worn down more than the rings. So sand it smooth and quit.