Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In the Shop Now

What is Spelter Metal

In use since Civil War times Spelter, while sometimes used merely as a synonym for zinc, is often used to identify a zinc alloy. In this sense it might be an alloy of equal parts copper and zinc, i.e. a brass, used for hard soldering and brazing, or as an alloy, containing lead, that is used instead of bronze. In this usage it was common for many 19th-century cheap, cast articles such as candlesticks and clock cases and early 20th-century Art Nouveau ornaments and Art Deco figures.
The word "pewter" is thought to be derived from the word "spelter".[1] Zinc ingots formed by smelting might also be termed spelter.
If you piece is old and you can't tell if it's brass or spelter...scratch the bottom a bit. Spelter will be silver in color.
I also know it to be called "Pot Metal"

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Repurposed Wood Top Table w Cast Iron Singer Sewing Treadle Base

Super nice sofa or accent table. could even be a most unusual table for two. Perfect for sewing room.

Just back from Florida and Cool New Stuff

I wished they had the sign placed before you pay to get in.

We decided to chance it anyhow. It was too cold for rattlesnakes. Very nice beach.
Have tons of new stock for your consideration. 
Lots of photos coming right up.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

How to Remove White Stains from Wood Furniture

How to Remove White Stains from Wood Furniture
It takes a small spot or stain or a little mark to scar the beauty of your wooden furniture. And besides the infamous watermarks, white spots or stains are equally damaging. Below are some simple at-home techniques to wipe those spots out.
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Thursday, January 2, 2014