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06-19-2018 03:20 PM

Storing True Oil - 19 replies

True Oil is my go-to finish for a lot of small projects. It’s a bit expensive, and doesn’t have a very long shelf life if precautions are not taken. I learned that i need to squeeze the bottle to bring the surface of the liquid right to the lip of the container before putting the air-tight cap on. This works fine while the bottle ...

02-05-2018 12:09 AM

Sanded through padauk veneer... options? - 14 replies

Heya! So this was my very first try at using veneer. I’m making a lighted cocktail menu, using a paduak veneer over plywood. In a couple places i managed to over-sand to the point where the plywood is showing. I don’t have enough veneer left to scrap it and start over. I was thinking maybe i could use a marker or pencil or stain...

10-03-2017 01:29 PM

Controlling squeeze out - 4 replies

Hello. I’m working on a project where i need to glue an ebony ring onto an already fine sanded ebony plank. I fine sanded first because once the ring is in place, it will be very hard to sand up close to it. And there lies the problem that i’m asking about. When i clamp something while the glue sets, there is always squeeze out. ...

09-20-2017 01:26 PM

Finish for ebony sushi set? - 10 replies

I’m making a sushi set (chopsticks, soy sauce cups, plates, and maybe little sake cups) out of ebony for my wife. What would you recommend i finish it with? I’ve searched for food safe finishes before, but i’m not sure what would be best for ebony. I don’t want a shiny finish. Of course none of this stuff will go in t...

07-17-2016 06:02 PM

1st time turner vs. ambitious project... advice please - 4 replies

Hi all. I’m planning to turn at 13” segmented teak bowl to be used as a sink in my basement. I’ll be using g-flex marine epoxy for the glue-up and a Teak Oil varnish mix to finish, at the recommendation of the wooden boat builders forum. I designed the bowl using Woodturner Pro. I’m planning to turn a couple test bowl...


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