Everyday Housekeeping Volume 5

Everyday Housekeeping Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...of cheese cloth about six inches square, fold in the edges and roll hard. Moisten the middle of this with oil, then with shellac, and touch it to a bit of the earth required to give the desired color. Apply this quickly to the prepared wood. The shellac should be thin, and must not be rubbed hard. It dries very quickly and the work must be done speedily. If there is any grating sound more oil is needed. Repeat the processes till the original color is obtained. It requires minute quantities and delicate manipulation, but experience will soon train the judgment. The colors most needed are raw umber for light oak; burnt umber for dark oak and black walnut; burnt sienna for mahogany or cherry. Dents and bruises, where the surface is unbroken, may be moistened with warm water. When very deep, several folds of wet cloth may be laid over the spot and a hot poker held on the upper surface. The steam will cause the wood to swell to nearly or quite its original proportions. The heat may destroy the finish, which should, then, be restored. White spots made by heat or alcohol may be rubbed with sweet oil. If deep, they can be scraped over, and the color restored in the same way as for chipped places. A bit of glue, a drop of oil, a little practice with hammer and screw-driver may save much irritation, and many a bill of expense. A few words of caution may not come amiss. Any cloths used with oil and turpentine should be kept in tin or stone, or carefully burned. If they are laid away in a mass, chemical action may cause combustion. The little pads used with shellac should not be saved. Alcohol dissolves shellac, when allowed to stand upon it or when hard rubbed. When diluted it may be applied with a feather. Oiled surfaces may be treated with oil and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786734
  • 9781236786739