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Laundry hamper #12: Second door finished, more stock prep

05-22-2022 06:35 PM by Dave Polaschek | 5 comments »

I sanded off the glue squeeze-out from my inserts and got a coat of BLO on the second door this morning. Found a handy hook to hang it on while it dries. The it was time to work more on the frame pieces for the carcasse. I’m really liking the transitional I got in the HPOYD Secret Santa. It’s a lot lighter than my LN #5, which means I don’t mind taking a lighter cut and having to make a few extra passes. But after just a short time working, it started catching shavings between t...

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Punky Wood- More MIS-Adventures into Woodturning-5

06-13-2021 04:00 PM by MrWolfe | 5 comments »

Here are some recent pieces that are “works in progress”.I say that but the two that have finish on them are, well, finished. The unfinished bowl is very smooth and no cracks. I am learning to take more time with sanding and going through the grits. This was a fun and trouble free project (so far). This second bowl is from the same tree but I found some bug holes while turning and tried to chase them down. I finally stopped when I realized I wasn’t going to...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #8: Applying finish to the bench

11-02-2019 02:52 AM by siggykc | 1 comment »

Well, what can I say folks. The last post basically covered the last of the chopping, drilling and gluing. Perhaps the next step is a little boring for some folks – applying the finish to the workbench. I’ll keep it short, as there is nothing about smacking a chisel with glee nor using an auger with the finesse of Haliburton’s best directional drillers. My apologies in advance. With the workbench structure complete, I sanded it all over by hand with 240 grit sand paper, removing the fin...

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2 Minute Tonewoods #1: Finishing Exotic Woods: 1 Oily Problem

07-18-2019 02:59 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

My new video on finishing oily tropical exotic woods is out. It’s part my article Pau Ferro verses Rosewood View on YouTube

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Finishing #3: Reference Books

05-29-2019 04:46 PM by OSU55 | 3 comments »

I consider the finish 50% of a project. I continually read/hear woodworkers who are disappointed in the finished look or who are afraid to try color (dye/stain) on a project. Finishing is a learned skill, just like operating various power tools, using hand tools, making/fitting various joint types, proper design, material selection. etc. As such, time and effort need to be expended to gain the knowledge and physical skills to impart a beautiful finish to a project. What if you spent as muc...

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Ellis-Mackintosh-Limbert mashup table #3: Glaze applied

11-23-2018 09:22 PM by kordwood | 4 comments »

Rubbing the walnut gel stain really fills the pores of the oak. I’ve found it’s important to wipe it off thoroughly —and quickly — in order to get good contrast. This piece is small, so I didn’t have to use mineral spirits to remove excess glaze. In 24 hours or so, it’ll be ready for the first of two coats of satin Waterlox.

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$10 HVLP Sprayer that WORKS!

04-23-2018 02:43 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

I have been playing with spraying projects lately. I like the look of a sprayed finish and enjoy it more. Cans of sprayed finish can be very expensive though over time. I happened to find an HVLP sprayer at the local HF and decided to give it a try. Surprisingly it worked, and well at that. Check out the video and subscribe to see how it works. View on YouTube

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Mahogany Shop Dust Extractor / Air Filter

02-27-2017 10:14 PM by heldercruz100 | 1 comment »

View on YouTube As we all know woodworking involves a lot of sanding, and that makes a lot of dust in the air. So yesterday I found an old extractor, it was from my growroom but still works. I made a box with joinery, painted the fan black and as usual gave it a mahogany finish, I think it makes a nice contrast, what do you think??

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Rustic Workbench #1: Workbench: Part 6 – Finishing the benchtop

02-10-2017 02:12 PM by TrentDavis | 1 comment »

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Claro Walnut Box #3: Ready to Choose Finish

12-08-2016 07:51 PM by HorizontalMike | 16 comments »

Ready to choose finish Here are my options in stock: Wipe-on Varnish (MW Tung Oil Finish) Epoxy—West Systems w/#207 Clear Hardener Shellac (Clear) BLO FWIW, I hate “flash” photography. It really brings out flaws and false contrasts, IMO. To the eye, my corner lid fix does not have that much contrast. I wet with denatured alcohol to clean of dust and to be able to see what the box looks like with a finish. Things look better than these im...

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