But this one's been simmering for a few days...
A semi-pro opera singer I know also dabbles in furniture making, and
loves the touch and appearance of french polished cherry.
He was working on a large dining room table of his own design, and
found the traditional padding technique when he was applying the
shellac to be simply too time-consuming for his schedule.
As he was also a fairly compent curler (playing second on a team that
won their fair share of funspiels) he knew how to maintain his balance
while sliding sideways (from years of sweeping).
He took this oppportunity to build a contraption out of some large
t-track that he could put one foot in, and kick himself along the
length of the workpiece. With an oversize pad for the 'lac he was able
to finish the tabletop in record time... back and forth, back and
I popped into his shop as he was rubbing out the final finish, looked
at the track assembly on the shop floor and asked him what exactly it
"It's a tee-tracked paddy-lac'er, by a baritone. Finishing off with
djb <ducking & running>
"The thing about saying the wrong words is that A, I don't notice it, and B,
sometimes orange water gibbon bucket and plastic." -- Mr. Burrows
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