New tool, old chairs and a few free hours – I’m in Heaven
Got my first job for testing out Ridgid’s new 12-volt Jobmax tool, which showed up in my Hot Home Products column a few weeks back. I found two funny old wooden chairs at a flea market (for $10!) near my cottage (pic above). They are very sturdy, and look like they were either made for use on a boat or a church basement, circa 1940. Call me crazy, but I’ve decided to use them as little night tables, one on each side of the bed in the spatially-challenged bedroom off the kitchen.
Now, although I like a time-worn look, these need some work, because some Careless Charlie decided to start stripping them, and then stopped the job halfway. That, Charlie, is a bad, bad thing to do.
So, I've decided to ignore a deadline for a few hours devote myself unselfishly to saving some innocent furniture from an untimely death. Here's where the Jobmax comes in. Among the several heads that it has is a sanding attachment. Hopefully it will help me make amends for some of the shoddy work Charlie did. When I’ve got it sanded and cleaned up a bit, I'll decide what to do next. (Although I’m pretty partial to oil-rubbed finishes these days. I know, I know, I'm so uncool.)
I’ll let you know how it goes. And yes, of course, I’ll add “after” pics.