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Location: Metro Atlanta

Been working with wood for 40 years. Mostly self taught. Lived in my shop before we built a house and have 6 kids. Working with quarter sawn white oak and building mission style. Had a fire in 2005 and since then have rebuilt much of our furniture.
Bought wood from saw mills for years, but they cost the same as commericail suppliers for quarter sawn.
Started out working with hand tools, but now have most of the machinery to do what I want. Collected Stanley in the box tools, but lost the best boxes in the fire. Worked as an installer for 15 years, now have a buisness that installs commercial woodwork.
Currently making 15 Stickley style chairs.

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 03:30 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
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#2 posted 12-10-2013 10:50 PM

It was interesting to read about the differant approaches to finishing quarter sawn oak. After working at it for years, I have settled on:
1. After sanding with 120 and 180, I apply a mixture of Transfast lemon yellow and Transfast Orange water soluble dye. Then sand after dry. Sometimes I have to put a bit more dye on the wood.
2. Then brush on Minwax dard walnut #2716, wait 5 or 10 minutes and wipe off as much as possible.
3. After drying overnight, I spray with a 30 sheen laquer, sand with 320grit and spray again.
The picture is not as orange as in person. The dye is very orange.
I was reading about the glaze finish and would like to try it. Sounds hard to get(the glaze).

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 10:56 PM

This shows the orange on a different project.

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