In the wood shop today #7: Applying oil/resin finish to curly walnut trestle coffee table

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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 08-08-2012 09:19 PM 2461 reads 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Resawing a 17'' wide 2'' thick live edge canadian black walnut slab Part 7 of In the wood shop today series Part 8: Project updates »

In this video I’m applying my 3 part hand rubbed oil/resin finish to a Canadian Black Walnut coffee table base. I talk more about what and amount of ingredients in my 3 part hand rubbed oil resin finish. I can’t call it mine though, pretty sure it’s been used by many many people. I initially read about it in a Sam Maloof book I think it was called Woodworker.

Well I hope you enjoy the video, I finish it up by showing the curly walnut book matched live edge coffee table top that has had 4 coats of finish.

The finished coffee table will look just like one of these sculpted solid wood coffee tables I’ve built

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 08-08-2012 11:13 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your finishing process. I use almost the same process to finish my gunstocks.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 08-09-2012 01:58 AM

Wow, that is a spectacular table of some beautiful walnut. The finish is a perfect complement. I think Sam would approve of this one!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 08-10-2012 02:36 AM

Looking forward to seeing this on the weekend Paul,

Great work as always !!


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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