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Drop Leaf Table #11: A Cowardly Finish

01-17-2020 05:51 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

I am pretty wimpy when it comes to finishing my projects. It stems from a total lack of knowledge and experience. In the past, I have used oil based stains, brush on polyurethane, oils, shellac, etc. Some woods do not take oil based stain very well. I did a cabinet in maple which took me a long time to build using my hand tool methods. I tried to stain it to match another piece and it was a blotchy mess. I had to rework the finish for days to get a decent look. Staining poplar has also...

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It’s All About Donating! #4: Rustic Intarsia

07-01-2019 03:19 PM by justoneofme | 10 comments »

Life keeps interrupting me! But at least (within this write up ) I can show how far along things got before having to put my Intarsia project on hold. So now that the entire design is secured to its backboard, the time has come to enhance all those edges with ‘rustic’. You’ll notice at the bottom left (photo) how dark that particular edge is. I’m aiming for the same along the top and bottom. Both side edges already look great with scabby paint and old wood blending together. Normally I’m...

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Woodworking tips from repairing a broken chair leg

06-07-2019 10:22 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 4 comments »

I’ve improved my woodworking skills and knowledge from repairing furniture over the years. I pick up on how pieces are constructed and learn how to conceal flaws. This is my latest video on repairing a broken chair leg. If you haven’t tried repairing a piece of furniture before, I encourage you to try it out. https://youtu.be/AJUWn8QqXVY

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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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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. https://youtu.be/j-QBrVspMw8 What are your thoughts?

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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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American flag bench #4: Torched the slats then sanded them down to 320 grit. Stained the red stripes

11-20-2018 07:38 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

So I torched the slats in an attempt to make it look more rustic. Sanded them down to 320 grit. I found the poplar sort of burns blotchy or I’m just not too good at it yet. Had Hoe Depot mix up some blue and red stain for me. ($32) Also picked up oil based spa urethane high gloss (expensive.. but I told worth it.)I was able to get the union marked and taped and stained the red stripes! I think it came out pretty good. Cant wait to lay out the star stickers for the union. to b...

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Kentucky coffeetree

09-10-2018 12:52 AM by silver1 | 0 comments »

Hey all, Was wondering about stains you have used on Kentucky coffeetree. This is my first experience using it in a project. I have a headboard that I am using as part of a bench. The headboard and legs will be painted white and the seat for the bench (KY coffeetree) will be stained. I do not have many stains on hand to do samples with. I am not for sure if I will do dark and keep it natural. Would like to see some pics because there are not any online, that I have found anyway. Than...

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2x4 Bench

11-05-2017 02:37 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

In this video I take 9 2×4’s and join them together to make an awesome bench. Check it out and subscribe.

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Recording Studio Desk #4: Applying the Finish

10-19-2017 09:22 PM by TrentDavis | 1 comment »

Here’s the next entry in the ongoing project of my recording studio desk. Part 4 is available at http://trentdavis.net/2017/10/19/studio-desk-part-4-applying-finish/.

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