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  • Restoration: 1878 Platform Glider Rocking Chair

    Thank you for sharing your adventure.I have a chair similar to yours, one that that maternal grandparent received when they 'set up housekeeping' after they were married. It had been being used by my grandmother's parents and family for decades prior to being given as a wedding gift. My mother was rocked to sleep in that chair when she was an infant; as was I and my four younger siblings. My fondest memories of that chair were times I would sit in my grandfather's lap as he read the evening paper; he taught me to read sitting there, doing that every night. And so, I was reading, and understanding what I read, by the time I was four.I am not physically capable to do the repair work necessary to use it, so I am having it professionally repaired. I really wish I could have done the work my...

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    Thank you for sharing your adventure.I have a chair similar to yours, one that that maternal grandparent received when they 'set up housekeeping' after they were married. It had been being used by my grandmother's parents and family for decades prior to being given as a wedding gift. My mother was rocked to sleep in that chair when she was an infant; as was I and my four younger siblings. My fondest memories of that chair were times I would sit in my grandfather's lap as he read the evening paper; he taught me to read sitting there, doing that every night. And so, I was reading, and understanding what I read, by the time I was four.I am not physically capable to do the repair work necessary to use it, so I am having it professionally repaired. I really wish I could have done the work myself; but ... Oh well.There are some slight differences in the chairs. The back of my glider has eight dowels up the middle, with the two outer ones being slightly larger. I was also trying to find, in your glider pictures, just what your cast iron glide supports looked like. In the one picture I found, it appears yours are different also. I'll post a pictures of my chair, for comparisons.I am still trying to find out exactly when it was built originally.You did a fantastic job refinishing your chair. Your should be very proud of your efforts. It is beautiful. I have a question about the oil: Will you need to reapply it regularly? After a few months or years of use? Or did you seal the wood? If you said so in your article, I missed it.Anyway, again, thank you for sharing.Have yourself a great day!David

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  • GreyBeard1953 commented on amalkhan's instructable How to Make Toothpaste2 years ago
    How to Make Toothpaste

    Unless, of course, if you consume a toothpaste tube worth. THAT will make a large adult very sick; and it will kill a small child. Might be why all toothpaste tubes and boxes tell you not to swallow it; and there is a contact number for the CDC's National Poison Control Center on them both.

    In regards as to your next to last paragraph about fluoride in ground water: Those folks that lived where the ground water had that 'naturally occurring fluoridation' also had a slightly lowered average IQ than the peoples in neighbouring communities. There were several theories about why this was so, but nothing was proven as a definite causation though; at least not in something easily found in public medical journals of the time.And, no... I'm not one of those 'conspiracy theorists' one hears so much about.

    The act of 'brushing' one's teeth is not primarily to do much with any specific tooth, but is to mainly remove small food particles from between your teeth, or to massage the food out from between ones teeth and gums. The main thing that happens is that one's gums get a vigorous massaging, which helps tremendously in keeping your teeth anchored into place inside one's mouth. Brushing one's teeth is NOT a modern, or even relatively modern habit one can do for general health purposes. It was documented as being done back in Ancient Greece and Egypt; So it is a practice that is several 1000's of years in practice.Of course, back then they didn't use something with nylon bristles shoved into one side of one end of a plastic or fiberglass stick; but their's did the same job.So... Smile!

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