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Sycamore Finishing #1: Has anyone had experience dyeing QS sycamore

05-06-2011 02:48 PM by mrfixitri | 4 comments »

Has anyone had any experience using dyes (not stain) on quarter-sawn sycamore? I have some beautiful stock that I want to use in table tops. But with the wild grain and softness of the wood, I thought I’d ask before taking dye to wood. There’s been a bit of tearout which I guess I’m just going to have to accept. I typically like to use brightly-colored Transtints on my figured woods. I’ve had great results on curly maple, but was wondering if dyes would muck this up. ...

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A small conference table - the build #7: Apply varnish to the top, and more on the legs and aprons

02-06-2009 03:10 PM by Al Navas | 4 comments »

From my blog: Where I was a while ago: Application of the Zinsser SealCoat™ (an alcohol-based, wax-free sanding sealer) went well. The secret: Apply very thin coats with a lint-free rag, wiping as you go. Wait a minimum of 2 hours, then sand with 400 grit sandpaper, until smooth to the touch – but don’t sand all the way to the wood. Repeat once. Today: 1) Time to apply the first coat of Target Coatings’ EM2000wvx waterborne alkyd varnish: Also today: 2) I fine-tuned the mor...

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A small conference table - the build #1: Preparing the boards

01-26-2009 03:39 PM by Al Navas | 6 comments »

From my blog: Now I start the full-size conference table for a client. This table will be 2X the size of this one I shared here, and submitted to the Winter 2009 Woodworking Awards: But I will change the edge treatment as follows: I want to be able do preliminary grain matching, before cutting the boards closer to size. Since at this stage I am not flattening the boards, the #3 is perfect and fast for the job: Rough boards are not perfectly flat, so my planing stop did...

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