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Colourfastness #1: A Little Experiment ...

11-26-2017 12:21 AM by shipwright | 19 comments »

All woodworkers know about and battle with the issue of colourfastness but in marquetry it is more than just a pest, it can absolutely ruin your work. All one needs do is look at the great marquetry created by the French masters of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, today mostly dull arrangements of subtly different shades of brown. In an attempt to start to understand the factors at work in order to try to minimize their destruction, I am embarking on what I expect will become a se...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #10: Marc and I Whisper

07-18-2014 04:19 PM by Gary Rogowski | 1 comment »

Actually, Marc Spagnuolo, aka The Wood Whisperer, and I got together in May to do some work in his shop. I was in the Phoenix area for my mom’s birthday and took some time to meet Marc and visit his place. Take a look at the Jewelry Box we put together. It was fun work. Jewelry Box If you’re coming to Portland, learn about 3 Simple Finishes with me next week at the Studio, 7/24-26. The Northwest Woodworking Studio

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A Strategy for Woodworking #7: Finishing Makes the Difference

07-10-2014 05:49 PM by Gary Rogowski | 0 comments »

How do people engage with your furniture? They look at the form first of course. If they like the shape ofa piece, then they approach it. They eye it to see the wood and the sheen of it. Always, without fail, the very next thing they do is touch the piece. Everyone loves to put their hands on wood because it’s warm, it’s inviting. And if there’s a finish on the wood, then what folks will be touching is that finish. You have to pay attention first to how that finish looks and next how it feels...

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Experiments in the shop #1: Homemade finishing oil: an oil Varnish blend experiment.

06-18-2014 02:17 PM by woodcraftBPW | 0 comments »

the full article can be found on my website: http://www.woodcraftbpw.com/2014/06/final-finishes-finished-month-of-mixing.html I spent about a month, on an off playing around with things I had in the shop to get to the point of being happy (by that I mean confident), enough to try it on a piece :-)

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pour on finishes #1: A poor on high gloss finish that won’t dry.

08-26-2013 02:12 AM by rf58 | 5 comments »

I made this project for my truck it holds my small laptop gps. And a cup holder.I always wanted to make a basket weave project. I have had this product for a long time and was Leary of it. And now it won’t get hard it has been over a week now. The lady from the factory said I didn’t mix it enough and the age didn’t effect it . has anyone ever ran into this and do you have a solution == she said scrap it off and recoat it. It is to thick to scrap.

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Time to Step Up My Skills #7: Looking ahead to figure out what kind of finish I want

07-24-2013 02:34 AM by AngieO | 15 comments »

So… I bought a compass over the weekend so I can do my curves on my bench. Also… A friend of mine gave me a jigsaw. He had three… all the same kind… so he gave me one. Cool! So I’m close to cutting my end pieces. But over the last week I’ve been checking out Charles Neil and some videos of his on finishing. Got me really thinking about my finish on this thing. I hate the finishing process. I get these projects built and get to a point where I’m pre...

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SPOON CARVING #6: The Finish Line

08-10-2011 09:26 PM by Spoontaneous | 20 comments »

I’ve had to strap myself in for the last couple of weeks riding this roller coaster called ‘life’, and have had all three hands busy at the wheel. Anyways… I am never too far removed from the spoon carving addiction. For those of you that might still be in this spoon carving process, I wanted to mention a couple of words regarding ‘finishing’. Of course, that word carries two different connotations. The first being, “get ur done” and the second is applying a ‘finish...

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New "Little Good Pieces" blog poll - "Shop Finishes"

10-24-2010 03:59 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new poll available on the Little Good Pieces blog – “Shop Finishes.” What is your finish of choice for projects for use in the shop? Let us know and then check back to see how your opinion stacks up. http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/finishes-for-shop-projects/

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Hope Chest #1: Hope Chest

04-22-2009 07:22 PM by ManofStone | 3 comments »

Hello everyone, I am a beginner in woodworking. I have made a couple of mantle clocks courtesy of a Wood Craft class. I am now attempting to make a Hope Chest for my daughter’s 16th birthday. The exterior is cedar and the base is Paduak(sp?). I made plugs of Paduak to cover the screws. To gain some weight and solidity I placed a piece of 3/4” plywood at the bottom. The interior is covered in aromatic cedar. I am now trying to find a good finish for it. I have experimented with ...

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Multi-tasking my shellac mixing...

09-10-2007 02:59 PM by Ethan Sincox | 5 comments »

I like to do a light (1 lb.) shellac sealer coat on fumed wood to help bring out the color after fuming. So since I’m going to be fuming my sgian dubh presentation box, I thought I’d make mixing up my shellac one of my projects this past weekend. When mixing shellac from flakes, I always mix in smaller batches, just because I don’t use a lot of shellac over a six month period, being a small-project woodworker. So I usually mix a one or two pound cut in a small, 10 oz. w...

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