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July 17, 2016

I love the Direct TV ads with Bon Jovi. I saw him at a free concert at The Metron, a club in Harrisburg around 1984 when Runaway came out. Yes, I am that old. The point is, the “Power to Turn Back Time” is a skill I wish I had. 

But maybe I can, using some tricks of the trade I’ve learned over the years.

  1. Age metal repairs: Build a bonfire and let it burn down to ash then bury the item in the ash and let it sit until the ash has cooled. Clean and polish as needed.

  2. Stains out of marble: Soak cotton balls in hydrogen p...

July 4, 2016

Usually July 4th is a big auction or flea market day for me but this year I’m taking it off to spend time with the family. The next big buying day will be Labor Day, so here are my tips for scoring the best deals.

  1. Make a list and try to stick to it. I also know several dealers who buy by color or style. For example today I am only looking for chippy whites or farmhouse rustic. It works and helps to keep you focused.

  2. Arrive early and bring cash. Small bills are best; I try to take nothing bigger then a $20.

  3. BRI...

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