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I've found another stick GLORIOUSLY marked with what I'm calling "critter tracks" - there is no doubt something lived on this stick under the bark at one time. This is "not my first rodeo" working with these, and on previous sticks I've sanded most of those tracks away.

I'm thinking I'd really like to "save" these markings - for they are very unique - and on previous sticks have covered some of those tracks with multiple coats Formsby's Tung oil, which when hardened appears to be okay.

Do any of you have any "history" - experience, knowing how those tracks will hold up, say a year from now, etc?

-neb
 

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She lets u sand in the living room?

I can carve at the table if its a topper but mine would skin me like the bark off a stick if I pulled out the sand paper!!
 

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YEP! I am very fortunate...and blessed. MANY evenings this time of year I'm sanding-my-eyes-out on some future cane.
 

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Looks like the bugs had a field day with that one.

I know better than to even bring the sandpaper in the LR. I suppose that's what my shop is for anyway.

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I bought this laptop in Dec 2011 - 4 years ago - and it sits on the floor beside my recliner (unless it's in use, i.e., now) :cool: So I'm somewhat concerned about the sawdust clogging it up from my cane sanding. I do my best to shut it down when sanding to prevent the internal fans from sucking all that sawdust inside. And further I keep one of those cans of compressed air nearby and periodically shoot a burst of air into all the openings.

Last week, feeling it needed a good cleaning, I took it to the repair shop. While I waited he removed the cover and all the necessary stuff inside and I heard him in the back room giving it some good air blasts, probably from a compressor, much stronger than that can. Within 15 mins or so he was back and told me it was one of the cleanest laptops he's worked on and to keep doing what I'm doing. And further, "no charge."

THAT was a good day.

So I fully plan on doing some more sanding on Cane #95 - Osage Orange - before the sun sets this evening.

:cool:

-neb
 
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