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Re: Needing ideas

Postby Jabberwonky » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:45 pm

Ha! There are no 'Head Shops' any more. Smoking and Smoking Accessories shops maybe...Planet K, the local version of this has many prominent signs that warn "If you say this purchase is for smoking anything other than tobacco, it will not be sold to you".
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Re: Needing ideas

Postby Mark N » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:48 am

Jabberwonky wrote:Ha! There are no 'Head Shops' any more. Smoking and Smoking Accessories shops maybe...Planet K, the local version of this has many prominent signs that warn "If you say this purchase is for smoking anything other than tobacco, it will not be sold to you".


As I have said before. sometimes my language usage betrays my age.
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Re: Needing ideas

Postby Jabberwonky » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:08 am

Mark N wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:Ha! There are no 'Head Shops' any more. Smoking and Smoking Accessories shops maybe...Planet K, the local version of this has many prominent signs that warn "If you say this purchase is for smoking anything other than tobacco, it will not be sold to you".


As I have said before. sometimes my language usage betrays my age.

Yeah, I still call 'em head shops, too...
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Re: Needing ideas

Postby NOTDilbert » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:12 am

Hey Ms. Dinky - got an idea (uh, oh) -

Have you tried some of the tricks furniture re-finishers use to make not-wood look like wood?

One of the simplest is yellow paint (yes, paint) and red stain. First, the two must be compatible - if the paint-store guy doesn't know, often the product literature says, but if not, a test on a scrap will provide proof. Second, paint the target object with the mellow yellow (I don't recommend primary or neons, a mustardy near-brown was what I saw used) and let dry thoroughly. Third, take a crumpled piece of stiff paper (typing paper, thick paper towels, etc.), dip in a little stain, and wipe with the crumpled paper to create grain, twist a bit to create burl, etc. If you miss any small spots, a small brush can streak on some grain. Remember, the only thing God used a ruler on was the horizon - avoid straight! Let dry according to manufacturers' directions, then if you like, seal with a compatible clear coat.

I saw a friend do this to a cheap particle-board-and-veneer headboard,when he was finished it looked like burly maple....

This might rescue the poisoned pipe if the lout - I mean, seller - won't cough up....speaking of coughing, "USE IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA", etc. Hope this helps......
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