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Blog series by SouthpawCA updated 01-22-2010 07:39 PM 2 parts 4764 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Popping the Grain in Black Walnut

01-14-2010 03:16 AM by SouthpawCA | 5 comments »

I was trying to find a good article/link about popping the grain in black walnut but didn’t find one that really explained it for me. There are many articles/links dealing with maple though. As luck would have it, our woodworkers club in association with the local adult education was going to host a few classes on finishing. These classes were mainly dealing with “old school” finishing techniques including French polish. Although not actually going all the way through th...

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Part 2: The Lower Surround

01-22-2010 07:39 PM by SouthpawCA | 1 comment »

The 3 pieces for the lower surround are finished and installed. The cabinet on the right will hold the components for the surround sound. As luck would have it, I temporarily placed the speakers where they were going to go and it just took away from the Arts & Crafts look even though they were going to be hidden. Totally bummed me out and my wife agreed. After a trip to the local Best Buy, we solved that issue with a new Samsung Surround Bar that will actually be placed above the TV l...

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