Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'finishing'

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Ash Scraps = remote tote #2: Design change, then a PIP

04-22-2019 01:08 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had to get this thing done…didn’t have any trouble cutting pins… Same as before…spaces for 4 tails.. Was even trying out a new chisel… Even ran a plane across the side… to flatten a bit of cup going on.. Problem arose with cutting the tails…. Grain direction…tails were snapping off, during the dry fits…finally decided to just buzz the dovetails off,,,and get out the nails and glue.. Cut a 5mm plywood panel to rough size, ...

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A tray from those Ash scraps #3: Another glue up, and a PIP

04-12-2019 10:33 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Have about one more week to get all that Ash scrap wood used up…then a deck project takes over. But.. This time, I remembered the dividers….had to, as the bottom gets glued on over them..let it sit for a day…the a clean up was done.. Bottom was a tad too wide…we have ways… Millers Falls No. 11….seemed to do the job.. The ends were a bit long, too…sanded them smooth, rather than mess with end grain and planes… Aslo tried to improv...

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Toy build #1: Tow trucks from scraps

04-02-2019 03:42 PM by ralbuck | 3 comments »

Hi All the link is to all the pictures that I took while building 4 toy tow trucks from the scraps around the shop and the firewood plie. There are a lot of pictures here; but they do have a preview. Anyone wanting any more information; please email me and I will happily provide it. As always ideas and suggestions always appreciated Thanks.

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Curiosity made me do it #1: Grizzly Paint Colors

03-25-2019 02:00 AM by CaptainKlutz | 1 comment »

Was curious if I could find a Grizzly touch up paint color that would match a Geetech jointer I own. Since site does catalog information on non-US made wood working tools, touch up colors can be hard to find for off brand, now antique Taiwan made wood working tools. Ended up digging out this paint color summary in Grizzly parts catalog that I thought might be nice to share: Grizzly PPAINT-1 – N/S GRIZZLY GREEN G1023SGrizzly PPAINT-1A – N/S GRIZZLY GREEN G1023S AE...

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A Master Woodworker's Loss

03-14-2019 06:26 PM by Chuck Anstrom | 3 comments »

Charles Neil’s key operations assistant, Sherri, passed away on March 3 following surgery in late February. If you have bought any of Charles’ products or taken his classes, you have been assisted by Sherri. Charles made notice that orders may be delayed. A Go Fund Me page to support her work to support children attending church camp was established: -original post corrected-

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Morris style glider #17: Finally finishing!!

03-03-2019 02:16 AM by Ryan Tanguay | 1 comment »

Whew!4.5 years since the start and I can finally start to bring out that beautiful wood grain! Have everything sanded to 220 and all the parts that can be disassembled laid out and cleaned off. Started with all the parts upside down to apply the “under” parts first. Once dry, I will flip over. Rinse, repeat. I went with danish oil as a finish. I am familiar with it and is hard to mess up. I also wanted to go with a finish that was protective, but didn’t leave the surfa...

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Beginner Wood Finish Recommendations

02-10-2019 01:37 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

When I was a young builder I really struggled with finishing. I decided to help others who might be confused about finishing by putting together a brief video with my recommendations for beginners. What are your thoughts?

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A computer desk #14: Stained and varnished, a PIP

01-25-2019 06:04 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Before this is posted as a Project?Miwax Dark Walnut oil stain…brush a bit on….then wipe down.. Then Minwax Clear Gloss coat Fun part, was carrying this up those stairs….have a leaky hole in the top of me head, now….it is called a header for a reason…ow. Pencil trays seem to work well enough.. These two stretchers are where your feet will go, so they are offset to the rear Anyone want to try to build one of these? Will be posting as a ...

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Shop stuff #146: The bathroom reno...Building the vanity part 2

01-21-2019 01:30 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

A longer format, which I prefer doing. This one completes the vanity to a functional state. Not yet completed, but with colder weather closing in there will be less time in the shop. I am passing along some information that I have gleaned over time too. View on YouTube

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Wood Defect and Damage Repair #2: Going Digital for Color Matching of Filler

01-21-2019 01:41 AM by Rich | 2 comments »

I need to do a repair on a table top which involves matching the color of the filler to that of the surface. If you’re a male and — like most males — challenged when it comes to color perception (it’s a physiological reality — men are far more likely to be colorblind and women have far more acute color perception), then having help when trying to select the right color for a fill to do a repair is a huge benefit. Too often I pick a color and by the time I realize it’s not the right on...

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