Some things that I've learned about finishing. Some of them I also use.

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Blog series by Karson updated 07-03-2007 04:28 AM 3 parts 45136 reads 48 comments total

Part 1: Using Scrapers

06-23-2007 08:00 AM by Karson | 16 comments »

Sharpening and using a scraper. When I suggest that you should use a scraper in your woodworking. Some are going to say “What?” Others are going to say “I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work!” And maybe others are going to say “I use them every day!” To the latter I’d say “Get a life!” To the previous I’d say “Hang on and we’ll fix your problems!” And to the first I’d say: Scrapers have been used in woodworking for a long time. It is believed that the earliest scrapers were made out of pie...

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Part 2: Home made wood fillers, Pumice and Rottenstone.

06-24-2007 01:10 AM by Karson | 15 comments »

Pumice and Rottenstone as wood filler. When you go through the catalogs and look at all of the finished that are available, you will not see this tip. They sell you Pumice and Rottenstone to be used as a buffing and polishing agent to bring up a gloss on the surface, but no one tells you about using it as wood filler. The interesting thing about Pumice is it is basically transparent so if you use it as wood filler it doesn’t contribute any different colors to the wood that it’s being us...

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Part 3: Wood filling and finishing

07-03-2007 04:28 AM by Karson | 17 comments »

The continuation of the Pumice and rottenstone as wood fillers. I let the BLO (Boiled Linseed Oil) harden for 1 week on the boards.This is my spraying table that I use. The bottom is on a lazy susan swivel so that it can turn 360 Degrees. I made a block that I can set on top of it that has a bunch of screws through the plywood so that I can put items on top of the screw points and not have the wood sitting on the flat surface and get finish creep under the boards. The spray gun that us...

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