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Oak Boat Bed #5: The Finish

03-02-2012 11:51 AM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

I got it built and ready for the finish. The customer requested that we do a two tone color. They really want it exactly like the saw on our web site (see example). I tweaked the colors a little bit but for the most part it is standard Minwax colors (see color chart). I used Red Chestnut and Golden Pecan. When using stain you can not tape off. There is not way to get a crisp line. You’ll always have some bleeding. I just had to stain parts as separate pieces and assemble them ...

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Spalters Inc. #8: fast-extracted xylindein

01-20-2012 01:15 AM by Sodabowski | 13 comments »

Hi guys, So in an effort to gear up my lab stuff, I recently bought a cheap peristaltic pump on ebay to help extract xylindein faster. Relying on gravity sure works, but it’s damn slow. So I filled up a funnel with xylindein-stained sawdust, connected the output to the pump, set the other end of the pump above the funnel for a closed-loop circuit of sorts, dropped enough acetone to soak all the sawdust, and fired the pump for a few minutes. Wow, I gotta tell you, this modus operandi ...

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Pens & pouches galore #1: not the first, but the latest

11-18-2011 02:09 AM by Sodabowski | 9 comments »

.. and it dates from this very evening. Hey everybody. I’ve bin bitten to the bone by the pen turning bug, as some of you already know. Here’s the latest one. No, wait… I actually made four more after this one. Anyway. I took no shots of the turning – but I have plans to rebuild version 2 of the homemade pen lathe next month, and to include an iPhone stand to shoot still & video while turning and finishing.When sewing the pouch, it hit me and I grabbed my ...

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Spalters Inc. #7: First (preliminary) determination of decay temperature of Xylindein

10-28-2011 02:25 AM by Sodabowski | 12 comments »

So here it is: the first attempt at determining the temperature at which the pigment produced by Chlorociboria vanishes. This is preliminary data (you never stress it enough!), furthermore testing will be needed to assess the exact way it happens within a seriously controlled setup. The pigment is stable up to 90°C, then it quickly starts to degrade. At around 110°C, half the pigment has lost its color. At 125°C, only 25% of the coloring remains. At 155°C, only 10% of the green is s...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #446: Birds and People and Things and Stuff

08-30-2011 12:57 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Thank goodness it has cooled off a bit! It was so nice to actually get a good night sleep . The past several days were so warm and muggy it seemed that I was up half the night and then woke up tired and felt like I didn’t get much rest. I shouldn’t complain because I know that many people have it much worse, but I will say that I was very pleased when the sun set last night and the air cooled down considerably. It was a very welcome change and made for a comfortable and restfu...

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Making your own stain #1: How to make your own stain

06-13-2011 04:17 AM by Steven H | 0 comments »

I will show you how to make your own stain.Using only boiled linseed oil, pigment, and mineral spirits. I will be using Earths Pigment Light Sienna and Natural Black You can order their $29 pigment kit from their website. I will be using Earths Pigment Light Sienna and Natural Black Introductory French Pigmenthttp://www.earthpigments.com/products/index.cfm?SubCat_id=9&product_id=133 To Make stain you will need the following products: Artist oil color tubes or powder pigm...

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Metalic effect on wood

05-12-2011 07:57 PM by GodofBiscuits | 8 comments »

I build wood geared clocks and have been thinking about making the gears looks a little more metal like with maybe some bronze and copper powders in a stain. Has anyone done this before and how did it turn out? I do not want the gears to be bright metal colored just have a hint of aged bronze look to them. I found another clock maker in Russia but the translation is completely lost between responses. The video of his clock can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrF70MW7c1c It&#...

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Spalters Inc. #3: First culture attempts update, and eye candy.

04-21-2011 11:06 PM by Sodabowski | 9 comments »

Hey guys, Just for a quick update. The cultures I attempted last time did actually work to some degree. Something grew inside the agar mix :pNo stain from the Ca culture yet and I don’t really expect any to happen. I also grew the accompanying yellow fungus, which actually develops rather agressively into the culture medium. Certainly a big white rot fungus there, Fomes Fomentarius probably, knowing that it was on the tree I took the infested bark from. For the next mushy hunting ...

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Spalters Inc. #2: hunting for Chlorociboria sp, take two: WIN.

02-27-2011 04:54 PM by Sodabowski | 4 comments »

Hey guys, So basically I had the chance to get back to my southern village a few days ago. Having some fine time to spend while my elbow was healing from an unfortunate accident at work, the first thing I did was to run into the woods to get to the previous Ca find spot. I can’t tell you how bad that thing was haunting me. Well, I didn’t get to measure things as I wanted to (next time!), and instead I merely kicked down all the trunks from a dead stump (not sure it’s t...

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Sandpaper Storage Cabinet #2: Sandpaper Storage Cabinet-2

02-27-2011 09:00 AM by Huckleberry | 1 comment »

We continue on with the build and get our dados sorted out.

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