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KathieB

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  1. Try sliding a thin bladed putty knife or a palette knife behind them to pop loose the glue. Heat from a hair dryer or heat gun may help. If glued too solidly for this to work, you may have to use a utility knife to slice them away bit by bit.
  2. You are going to have great time with this one! So glad you got it.
  3. Me neither. It says Your current account (my email address here) does not have access to view this page.Click here to logout and change accounts. But I have no other account to change to.
  4. I'd first try to pop off the lumps of glue by sliding a thin palette knife or eXacto blade under them. For the hot glue bits, warm them with a hair dryer or heat gun to soften for easier removal. If you paint the roof, then for sure sand it after you have removed the bigger lumps of glue. Paint will accentuate the remaining bits of glue. Asphalt shingles or metal roof sheets will be more forgiving for slight irregularities in the surface.
  5. They are useful for sanding in tight places. I sometimes split them lengthwise to fit into really tight spaces. I buy large bundles of them at a dollar store.
  6. Quick Grip or any white glue (except Elmer's School glue) will probably work. But I'd still hit the spots to be glued with a light sanding to rough up the surface a bit and give the glue something to grab. It could go quickly if you use an emery board.
  7. It's easier to take a bit of time and do some sanding now than wait to make repairs should the glue-on-paint let loose on down the road.
  8. A window sash is the part of a window that moves and holds glass panes together. The window sash fits inside the window frame. Look for something that looks like a picture frame and is roughly the size of the window opening. Depending on the design for that particular house, it may have only 3 sides. Where are you in Georgia? I'm in Hiram.
  9. Sounds like a hot glue hot mess. Use a wood glue for the rehab to prevent this happening again down the road.
  10. It looks like he used newspaper strips in an early part of the build. The surface looks far more delicate.
  11. Marvelous detail. Thank you for sharing.
  12. Really, what Joy said. Experimentation is the best answer. What works for someone else may not work for you. There is no right way or wrong way, just whatever works for you. That said, I'd choose the Liquitex Basics Acrylic Matte Varnish over Modge Podge. The MP has a reputation of sometimes not drying hard but retaining a slightly tacky surface -- dust magnet. As for stain or paint or raw wood, the choice is yours. It all depends on what you want it to look like and whatever you have to do to get it to look that way.
  13. A monument to perseverance and attention to detail! Lucky daughter, lucky granddaughter.
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