It's Labour Day here, notionally the beginning of summer and it was warm
and brilliantly sunny. I had a fine afternoon with my daughters (aged
7&9 going on 17 & 19) who managed to sand and oilstain all our outdoor
furniture. I just had to supervise and keep the stain spills under
control. Next year (I told them) they can do it without supervision.
Meanwhile, whatever hardwood the 15 year old Adirondack chair is made
of... I needed to put a brace near the back where the original screw had
torn out. I used a new screw bit (tapered with the coutersink built in).
Smoked and blue before I had drilled half the first hole. Oh, and my
local Borg seems to no longer stock steel woodscrews so I broke a brass
one. It seems that steel longthreads work acceptably as taps for brass
screws, though I can't see why they should...
"Any PC built after 1985 has the storage capacity to house an evil spirit,"
Reverend Jim Peasboro
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