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07-28-2019 08:50 PM

River table - 1 reply

Let’s say I know enough to get to the stage of the epoxy pour for making a river table. What’s the process after that to achieve one like this.

07-27-2019 10:07 PM

Farmhouse style eastern white pine tabletop - 5 replies

I used my routing planer to get it smooth, the picture of me holding it up is the underside that stained with a black ish teak stain and finished with the floor poly pictured. Yes I am going to sand it before finishing. I think the arm r seal might give a better finish for the top side of the table and would be less risky (bubbles, dust in air &...

07-27-2019 10:01 PM

GF oil based Arm r seal - 3 replies

What’s the best way to remove excess after the 20 minute drying? T shirt rags leave lint

07-23-2019 08:23 PM

Typical furniture markup percentage - 13 replies

What do you guys use for a typical piece of yours? Construction markup is typically in the 7-15% range.

07-23-2019 06:27 PM

Should I score the bark with a knife to get it started? - 6 replies

I want to remove the bark from this tree section I’m using for a cupcake stand. It’s a couple weeks since it’s been cut. Any tips on getting it off faster?

07-09-2019 11:50 AM

Favorite walnut oil finish - 8 replies

What’s your favorite wipe on oil for walnut slabs? Making a serving tray

06-28-2019 10:10 PM

Kiln dried slab clamping? - 12 replies

I have some 1’ wide 2” thick walnut green and I’m bringing it to a firewood drying kiln place and they are going to put the boards underneath the kiln and it will dry it within a day he said. This is a cheap way for me to get it done, I understand proper kiln drying is important and different but I’m not doing it. My ques...

06-10-2019 11:21 PM

Cherry cheese boards - 9 replies

I have three live edge pieces of cherry too be used as serving trays.i want to do three different finishes to explore the looks…what are your favorite ways to finish cherry for something like this?

06-07-2019 11:09 PM

Why can't I use a foam roller? - 6 replies

Isn’t that what gives the best finish outside of spraying? Although this says also don’t spray

05-30-2019 12:04 PM

Maple slab not sure what finish is best - 10 replies

So I epoxies the whole surface then planed it. The pictures show the few tiny checks, circled in pencil if you look closely. The problem on my last slab was the visibility of these voids using semi gloss polyurethane. I’m trying to avoid that by trying to fill all voids. Will wood grain filler do the trick for these? Or sho...

05-17-2019 08:58 PM

Spray can of oil based polyurethane - 4 replies

I have varathane in a spray can and also have it in a quart. There’s no cleanup if I use the can, are the results compromised compared to a regular sprayer?

05-14-2019 05:58 PM

Can I mix these two, if so how do I know what ratios are possible? - 7 replies

05-13-2019 04:15 PM

Options for farmhouse style tabletop finish - 4 replies

I’m doing 2 coats of stain then want to seal is up with something. Realizing oil based polyurethane is not the best option, I’m looking for some other choices instead. The boards have a mostly roughsawn face and I plan to keep the look by sanding only with 400 grit, to remove the ends of large fibers and small ones, in hopes to maint...

05-13-2019 04:10 PM

Table leg adjustable feet - 4 replies

Who’s the best supplier of such a good?

05-12-2019 09:50 PM

Epoxy farmhouse table - 7 replies

So instead of getting these boards to have perfect edges and be perfectly square and same sizes, can I just glue them together with a little wonkiness then pour a clear epoxy layer to get a level smooth surface?

05-12-2019 08:09 PM

How to finish better next time - 6 replies

So overall I’m dissatisfied with how the finish turned out but I can only try and learn from it. I’m not sure where I could have done better bt there’s some very small blotchiness, not sure.. Tried to get it in pictures. How can I do it better next time?Ps, I didn’t use grain filer and ...

05-09-2019 10:21 PM

Epoxy instruction limitations - 6 replies

I’ve been using an epoxy that’s designed for casting molds. It says 6oz at a time but I wanna do a half gallon and speed up the process. What’s the problem with over pouring at once?

05-05-2019 04:19 PM

Epoxy questions - 6 replies

See video https://youtu.be/KfDE0TGrwM0

05-04-2019 09:42 PM

Oil that darkens - 11 replies

What finishing oil, out ohf the most popular typical ones, creates a shade that’s quite darker than the wood?

05-04-2019 07:13 PM

spray gun settings - 8 replies

The air flow knob, paint volume knob, air pressure gauge on compressor, and the knob that changes the fan/fluid output shape. These are the things that can all be adjusted on spray guns I’m pretty sure. So there’s all types of thicknesses of paints that all have an ideal setting of these knobs/controls. So many things influencing the...

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