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Beginner Wood Finish Recommendations

02-10-2019 01:37 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

When I was a young builder I really struggled with finishing. I decided to help others who might be confused about finishing by putting together a brief video with my recommendations for beginners. https://youtu.be/j-QBrVspMw8 What are your thoughts?

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Ellis-Mackintosh-Limbert mashup table #3: Glaze applied

11-23-2018 09:22 PM by kordwood | 4 comments »

Rubbing the walnut gel stain really fills the pores of the oak. I’ve found it’s important to wipe it off thoroughly —and quickly — in order to get good contrast. This piece is small, so I didn’t have to use mineral spirits to remove excess glaze. In 24 hours or so, it’ll be ready for the first of two coats of satin Waterlox.

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American flag bench #4: Torched the slats then sanded them down to 320 grit. Stained the red stripes

11-20-2018 07:38 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

So I torched the slats in an attempt to make it look more rustic. Sanded them down to 320 grit. I found the poplar sort of burns blotchy or I’m just not too good at it yet. Had Hoe Depot mix up some blue and red stain for me. ($32) Also picked up oil based spa urethane high gloss (expensive.. but I told worth it.)I was able to get the union marked and taped and stained the red stripes! I think it came out pretty good. Cant wait to lay out the star stickers for the union. to b...

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Kentucky coffeetree

09-10-2018 12:52 AM by silver1 | 0 comments »

Hey all, Was wondering about stains you have used on Kentucky coffeetree. This is my first experience using it in a project. I have a headboard that I am using as part of a bench. The headboard and legs will be painted white and the seat for the bench (KY coffeetree) will be stained. I do not have many stains on hand to do samples with. I am not for sure if I will do dark and keep it natural. Would like to see some pics because there are not any online, that I have found anyway. Than...

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2x4 Bench

11-05-2017 02:37 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

In this video I take 9 2×4’s and join them together to make an awesome bench. Check it out and subscribe.

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Recording Studio Desk #4: Applying the Finish

10-19-2017 09:22 PM by TrentDavis | 1 comment »

Here’s the next entry in the ongoing project of my recording studio desk. Part 4 is available at http://trentdavis.net/2017/10/19/studio-desk-part-4-applying-finish/.

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Rustic Workbench #1: Workbench: Part 6 – Finishing the benchtop

02-10-2017 02:12 PM by TrentDavis | 1 comment »

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Oak Storage Bench #7: Conclusion

03-22-2016 10:49 PM by ThomasLightle | 1 comment »

Thanks to everyone for sticking with me to the end. In this video I cover all the little things that have to happen before I can finish, as well as the finishing process itself. The bench turned out better than expected and my customer was elated. As always, keep the conversation going below. Thanks for watching! View on YouTube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaslightleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbarnwoodworking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/tnlightleWebsite: http://w...

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Finishing #1: Blotch Control

03-20-2016 07:24 PM by OSU55 | 3 comments »

Blotching is uneven coloring on the substrate, and wood is the substrate I am discussing here. There are many ways to change the look of wood – dyes, dye stain, pigment stain, and variations of both (paint, glazes, and pigment only stains primarily sit on top of the wood and obscure it some or completely, and are not relevant to this discussion). I will simply refer to using all of these as coloring the wood, since the best method to control all of them is the same. I will discuss readi...

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Minwax wood filler disaster

03-14-2016 12:38 AM by Sprouter | 8 comments »

So I’m new to lumberjocks and wood working and already enjoy the hell out of it. My first project was a toy box for my daughter and at the same time a boat bookshelf for my son, which turned out really good. I have an incra router table but only used a biscuit jointer for the joinery, although I made some nice trim for both projects using the incra. My problem is the minwax wood filler. I used it for nail holes and other defects. I figured I would get minwax stain and wood filler just t...

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