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Old 07-07-2008, 05:51 PM
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It has been said that, "Sometimes, even the blind squirrel finds an acorn".
Today, this blind squirrel found an acorn. My wife came up from the basement and said that she hoped this little carving was not ruined, as she handed me a carving. She said it must have been in pocket of my dirty stained, jeans when she soaked them in Lestoil, then washed and dried them.

The carving was in great shape! In fact, my usual fuzzies and messy cuts were all but gone. The carving was truly ready for a paint wash. Tomorrow I plan on rounding up some of my really fuzzie invested carvings and put them through a, more or less, controlled experiement in a presoak and wash/dry cycle.

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Old 07-07-2008, 06:59 PM
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You can save some soap and water by using balled up brown paper and "buff" the carving with the paper. Making "points" with a folded over corner of the paper will help get into the tight palces. And then take a stiff bristle brush like a toothbrush or a denture brush, and using a spare amount of soap and a little bit of water, and scrub down the carving until all the stains, hand oils, etc. are gone.

Or--you can take the lazy way and just put a couple of carvings in your pants pockets on laundry day and let the missus do your "dirty" work! LOL

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Old 07-07-2008, 07:27 PM
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There you go, that would be a good way to make some money, even the names catchy. You could sell a sealable bag and market as a fuzzy eliminator. Make sure on the instructions that it must be done when the wife is not home.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:28 PM
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The truth be known it was probably harder on your jeans than it was on your carving....
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Hey Bob! That would be me! No one as lazy as I am. My wife already knowsthat too.
Mel, great idea! but I am too lazy to follow up on it. But My dirty jeans do have five pockets; and I do carve small.
Eddy, I'll gladly sacrifice a pair of nasty, dirty ol jeans; to get rid of fuzzies.

The truth be told; I am just lookin for an excuse for not paying more attention to my carvings, and do a better job of carving.

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Eddy, I'll gladly sacrifice a pair of nasty, dirty ol jeans; to get rid of fuzzies.
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Then sell your pants to Eddy! I think 50 dollars for a fuzzy eliminator is a fair price.
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So your saying the jeans did the trick or the lestoil? And... what is Lestoil

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Corey, Lestoil is a liquid cleaner. Kinda like Pine Sol. It must be purty powerful, because my wife uses it on all my jeans that get oil and grease on them. I know it is not marketed in California, as we take my daughter some every time we drive out there. It really works on grease, so it must work on fuzzies too.

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Corey, Lestoil is a liquid cleaner. Kinda like Pine Sol. It must be purty powerful, because my wife uses it on all my jeans that get oil and grease on them. I know it is not marketed in California, as we take my daughter some every time we drive out there. It really works on grease, so it must work on fuzzies too.

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You must have one awful understandin' wife! If I left one of my carvings in my pocket I sure wouldn't be telling you mugs about it on this forum... I'd be out in the back yard pushin' up daisies!

P.S... Ain't no pair of jeans worth $50.00, I don't care who's butt they've been on!....
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