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Old 1 January 2019, 00:25
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Nice piece of work!

Next time you want to 'weather it' try using a solution of vinegar and soak a half dozen steel wool balls in it for a few days. Strain the solution into a spray applicator and apply then allow the wood to be in the sun for a couple of hours. It will look a hundred years old...
Thanks! Like I said I really have no idea what Im doing. I am definitely going to give that a try. Next up is a coffee table.
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I don't know if anybody else has done this but I plan on using my GI Bill to go to a close by University and get a degree in wood working, specifically Furniture and cabinetry. I was shocked to see it as an actual 4 year degree when I was researching majors at a local college. I can bang together 2x4's and such but it will be nice to learn how to really work the joinery with some craft and precision.

I am 8 years past retirement and may as well use it for something fun and interesting. Afterwards I plan on just doing it as a hobby and try to sell my work at local craft and vendor shows.

I am sure I have to take plenty of BS classes to go along with the wood working classes to satisfy the core requirements of the school.
Based on how you plan to use what you learn, and assuming they're not prerequisites to the woodworking classes you actually want to take, why take the BS classes required to get the degree? Why not just take the woodworking classes, learn the skills and move on?
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Old 1 January 2019, 14:27
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Thanks! Like I said I really have no idea what Im doing. I am definitely going to give that a try. Next up is a coffee table.
Do a test piece of wood to see if you like th result- I'd hate to be responsible for ruining a bunch of innocent wood...
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Old 1 January 2019, 14:57
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Based on how you plan to use what you learn, and assuming they're not prerequisites to the woodworking classes you actually want to take, why take the BS classes required to get the degree? Why not just take the woodworking classes, learn the skills and move on?
I want to take full advantage of the GI Bill to include the monthly Housing allowance stipend. The college is in PA and I live in Ohio (1 freaking mile over the border) so I will probably be listed as an out of state resident and have to pay out of pocket for some it to the tune of about $4,000 a year, hence the Housing allowance I receive will go to pay for my out of pocket tuition.

There are a lot of other subjects I am interested in and would like to take those classes as well but not enough to want to get a degree in them so I will like to take them as electives if possible.

I have a campus visit planned in a couple of weeks to get all of the scoop and will develop a plan from there.
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I don't know if anybody else has done this but I plan on using my GI Bill to go to a close by University and get a degree in wood working, specifically Furniture and cabinetry. I was shocked to see it as an actual 4 year degree when I was researching majors at a local college. I can bang together 2x4's and such but it will be nice to learn how to really work the joinery with some craft and precision.

I am 8 years past retirement and may as well use it for something fun and interesting. Afterwards I plan on just doing it as a hobby and try to sell my work at local craft and vendor shows.

I am sure I have to take plenty of BS classes to go along with the wood working classes to satisfy the core requirements of the school.
Check out the below link to see if the school you're interested in participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If so, the school has agreed to accept whatever the GI Bill will pay you as payment in full for your schooling. Lots of Pennsylvania schools on the list.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/y.../states/pa.asp
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Old 1 January 2019, 15:24
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Check out the below link to see if the school you're interested in participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If so, the school has agreed to accept whatever the GI Bill will pay you as payment in full for your schooling. Lots of Pennsylvania schools on the list.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/y.../states/pa.asp
I have and they unfortunately do not. I have read about the Choice act passed a few years ago with regards to in state out of state questions and they all seem to focus around residency by the time class starts or something to that extent. I will find out more during my visit about it.

Maybe I will get lucky and the school will list me as instate because of my veteran status but I am not holding my breath, colleges are a business to make money. I have another university the same distance from my house in Ohio but it is a satellite campus and very very limited on classes with an austere empty campus. Maybe I can use that to my advantage when talking with admissions.
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Old 1 January 2019, 15:33
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I want to take full advantage of the GI Bill to include the monthly Housing allowance stipend. The college is in PA and I live in Ohio (1 freaking mile over the border) so I will probably be listed as an out of state resident and have to pay out of pocket for some it to the tune of about $4,000 a year, hence the Housing allowance I receive will go to pay for my out of pocket tuition.

There are a lot of other subjects I am interested in and would like to take those classes as well but not enough to want to get a degree in them so I will like to take them as electives if possible.

I have a campus visit planned in a couple of weeks to get all of the scoop and will develop a plan from there.
Not actually finishing the degree will not prevent you from taking full advantage of the GI Bill to include the housing allowance.

Been there, done that.
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I have and they unfortunately do not.
That sucks. Sorry.
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Old 1 January 2019, 19:08
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Not actually finishing the degree will not prevent you from taking full advantage of the GI Bill to include the housing allowance.

Been there, done that.
Very true, I will see how it goes once I have all the information. I also want to see how it all comes together and maybe getting a minor in something else to add some employability in the future "if needed" which at this point isn't a need. My interest in other subjects is also a driving force to exploring a degree.

If I am going to put in the time I at least want to get something out of it in the long run as a back up. I am in the beginning stages of figuring all of this out so I am sure there is plenty that I haven't thought of yet.
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You forgot the warning part of "don't leave the vinegar and steel wool bottle outside in the sun" while you are letting it age.
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Old 9 March 2019, 23:36
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You forgot the warning part of "don't leave the vinegar and steel wool bottle outside in the sun" while you are letting it age.
Yeah- only leave the wood in the sun if you want a DARK stain-

O used it to stain some pallets I use for a Halloween 'graveyard' fence...
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Old 12 April 2019, 21:32
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I've started making some 'Farm House style Benches'- my daughter makes these and sells them online.

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Old 12 April 2019, 21:43
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I've started making some 'Farm House style Benches'- my daughter makes these and sells them online.

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Nice. How long are they?
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Old 12 April 2019, 22:35
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Those look nice. I always wanted a Farmhouse style kitchen table.
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Those look nice. I always wanted a Farmhouse style kitchen table.
I might be able to help you out with that. We can send it to you disassembled, but wood is pretty heavy.
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Old 13 April 2019, 22:42
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Nice. How long are they?
It's 6 foot- I can make them just about any size.

Here's an example of a Farm House Style Table I built my daughter 2 years ago.

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Old 14 April 2019, 00:36
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Nice table!

The young lady in the picture has a full on, “Dad” why are you taking a picture of me face!!!
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Nice table!

The young lady in the picture has a full on, Dad why are you taking a picture of me face!!!
That's Lorelei- my oldest grand daughter- the table is 'hers'; I told my daughter that the table is Lorelei's because in about 8 more years she will want to remodel/redecorate and I will put the table into storage until Lorelei has a family, at which time I will deliver it to her...
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