We found buried pirate treasure, two paces north of the bedroom closet.
Circa 1970's(?) Long John Silver's salt packet hidden under the carpet and padding. One of the weird ones with four tubes in it. I hope to find a map elsewhere. One last room to refinish the floor in, then on to the closet and stairs. #floorsaga
Back to a hardtail after years of full suspension (I don't really leave the ground, so the biggest advantages are lost), this gives me back some of the fun and finesse I've been missing. Has the pedaling efficiency and quick/fun handling I like so much, and the big plus tires and carbon frame do a great job of eliminating the fatigue and punishment from rough trails. Plus the big tires have a ridiculous amount of grip, even over very rough terrain - eliminating another advantage of full suspension.
In he past we've always brushed or dabbed (rag) shellac on the floors and doors. However, with the last door and multiple layers we had a lot of issues with dripping and pulling up the layers beneath (since shellac is self solvent).
As a solution, we decided to invest in a HVLP (high velocity, low pressure) spray system. This was my fist time applying a spray finish, and I was amazed how fast it went (less than 5 minutes to do the whole room). It was also a better finish, no need to touch the layer below.
However, being unfamiliar with spray finishes I didn't quite expect the thick fog that went along with that method of application. I did wear a mask, and fortunately, the shellac itself is non-toxic and uses ethyl alcohol as the solvent. Our house smelled like a distillery. #floorsaga