David J. Rose

By djrose007

Grotty to Good

A few days ago I travelled to Lydney, Forest of Dean, which is about 22 miles away to pick up two chairs for £10.00
There were 4 chairs left to choose from but they were all much of a muchness so picked two and drove back home.
It wasn't until much later, when I came to start sanding, that I found one of them was broken. One side of the front bar had pulled out of the frame; I tried fixing it but it was hopeless without a welder so cut our losses and we had a fairly decent, if very grotty, chair for £10.00
I painted Kurust on the rusty bits, which are grey patches in the before photo. It turns the rust to metal as mentioned in a previous blip. This is all done by chemical PFM.
Sanded, Kurusted, cleaned off with a strong blast of the hosepipe, which is why the seat mesh isn't looking too bad, and then spray paint green.
It's actually a very comfortable chair for the garden.
Sods law states that when you get something like this, work on it so it is useable, someone else says "I've got loads of them, nice too if you want a couple more" (That was our Son Daniel). We didn't know beforehand of course)

Today would have been my fathers birthday, as well as Independence Day in the U.S.A. He died 14 May 2006 but he would have been 98 today.
Extra is a photograph of him in Palestine, Garden of Gethsemane, 1946 after he'd been transferred from the 6th Battalion Blackwatch to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and sent to Palestine..

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