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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-06-26 6:19 pm   Permalink

I like the resurection of the old threads. The pant on my few painted Witco's has grown on me. In this pic of my turtle you can see the painted mask, I spoke of before, in the background. It came with 2 spears painted in the same colors.



Is that the game table set that sold on ebay for like 35.00? (I ripped some hair out after that score was posted) Why and who would paint that? Where is that picture from? It sure does look like some of the early 60's decorating books. I just scored 2 boxes full of 1963 and earlier decorating mags. and books at an estate sale.

I don't know how much more I can take of this "guilding the lily" The lily is beautiful as is! Please don't paint, glue, or stick things into the Witco! My eyes hurt.
Where is that silver lady's room sign. It needs to be stolen. Stealing is wrong but she needs help, a damsel in distress.


 
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Turbogod
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Joined: Jun 14, 2002
Posts: 1219
Posted: 2004-06-26 7:07 pm   Permalink

Laney, Queen of Witco,
The table is located at the
Continental Modern Pool Lounge in VA. Given the distance of the Ebay table and the the lounge, I assume it is the same one.

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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 530
From: WA
Posted: 2004-06-27 6:47 pm   Permalink

Tikijackalope, that is a Witco but like everyone else says not a witco paint job. Burn it off and dont inhale the fumes or use some paint stripper.
Flounder, those are called "Hanging Cylinder" #LP22 and that is the original paint. Witco made them 12, 20, 30, and 40 inches long.


 
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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
Posts: 1140
From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2004-06-27 8:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-06-27 18:47, keigs20 wrote:
Tikijackalope, that is a Witco but like everyone else says not a witco paint job. Burn it off and dont inhale the fumes or use some paint stripper.
Flounder, those are called "Hanging Cylinder" #LP22 and that is the original paint. Witco made them 12, 20, 30, and 40 inches long.



Thanks Keigs, One of them is 20 inches but the odd thing is the other is only 11 inches.
Short an inch as usual.


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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 821
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-07-04 02:43 am   Permalink

I've begun to notice woodwork that looks like Witco here and there, like these 2" thick masks. Witco authorities tell me they are not Witco. I think it might be fun to map out a chain of imitation concerning woodwork, just as we've already done to a large degree with mug manufacturers:


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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
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From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-07-10 04:07 am   Permalink

Did any other contemporary manufacturers (say, about 30-35 years ago) also lightly burn the finished carving?

 
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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2604
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2004-07-11 09:38 am   Permalink

The burnt finish was somewhat popular for furniture pieces in the late 60's and early 70's, mostly on that giant sized rustic "conquistador" stuff. And all sorts of companies used it on wall decor, candle holders, etc. (Thousands of owls, as any serious junker can tell you.) It was also a popular home craft technique (I've seen old ads for propane torches which mention this use). The burnt wood finish has been used in Japan for a very long time (there's a Japanese word for it and I have not been able to track that damned word down) and you can sill find quality Japanese wood pieces with this sort of finish.

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 821
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-07-13 05:00 am   Permalink

laney suggested:
Quote:
I don't know how much more I can take of this "guilding the lily" The lily is beautiful as is! Please don't paint, glue, or stick things into the Witco! My eyes hurt.
Where is that silver lady's room sign. It needs to be stolen. Stealing is wrong but she needs help, a damsel in distress.



The damsel and her friend escaped on Independence Day.



 
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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-07-13 3:17 pm   Permalink

No Way! Did you do it! Or did you just offer them some $$$? That pic is the best!

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 821
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-07-13 8:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Laney. Do you think she'd work for carpoool lanes? Stealing them would be a good story, but I bought them. Now...to get that paint off. I think I'll try the citrus paint remover + high pressure car wash. I don't have a torch. I'll experiment first on one of the masks as I have more of those. The paint is tacky in the literal sense, btw...feels like it never dried.

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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2004-10-10 7:10 pm   Permalink

Thought I would bring this thread back for a variation on previous questions about Witco paint, refinishing, etc.
My question is what do those of you who have Witco bars do to protect the surface of the bar top?
NeptuneTiki told me he had a piece of glass cut for the top of one of his bars, but I'm wondering whether it would be advisable to put on several coats of spar varnish instead.
Glass is okay, but I'm thinking ceramic mugs would scratch the surface. Am I wrong about that?
Leaving the wood unprotected doesn't seem like a good idea. I shudder to think what a spilled Zombie would do to the finish.
Thoughts?
KG


 
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yumyumkid
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Joined: Oct 05, 2004
Posts: 93
From: Northern FL
Posted: 2004-10-10 8:24 pm   Permalink

I would go with the glass on top. Don't think mugs will scratch glass surfaces...how rowdy do you guys get?! Get a second opinion.

 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2004-10-11 12:03 pm   Permalink

We're not all that rowdy. Pretty tame, actually. I have glass on the top of my desk and it has a few serious scratches on it even though I rarely use it. I'm thinking the bottom of the mugs might easily scratch glass, but hopefully others have actual experience with glass bar tops.
Other opinions/suggested materials appreciated.

(Since posting this I have come to my senses and realized one should not cover the hallowed grain of their Witco bar with anything that will permanently alter the original surface. I guess it was such an obvioulsy lame idea -- as anyone who watches Antiques Roadshow knows -- that only yumyumkid (a mere rookie on TC judging by number of posts) even cared to respond. Either that or some of you Witco-collecting fanatics were thinking, "Ha, I won't post a reply in hopes he covers his bar with varnish. This will diminish the surviving number of Witco bars in original condition by one, and increase the value of those few that remain, heh, heh, heh.
Well, it's not happening kids. I'm putting glass on my swamp cedar!)




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