Boards. #1: Buried Treasure....

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Blog entry by degoose posted 10-01-2011 11:00 PM 1826 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In this part of the build… burying the treasure…the Skull and Bones buttons…

I have started off by drilling a through hole in the centre of the curved end… yes I has a lot of confirmation that the curved end looked better… and then rounded over the edges..

Next … the holes were dug… OK I used a forstner bit to drill holes to bury the buttons…
You can see that even with no finish on this the timber is outstanding…

Here we see the buttons in the holes and 2-pac clear resin filling in the holes…

When this is dry… sand it flat and smooth… I take it up to 1500 grit and then oil the resin to make it crystal clear again…[sanding tends to dull and cloud the resin]

More on this later…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 10-01-2011 11:24 PM

A bloody good job mate… LOL

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 11:34 PM

I was wondering how you were going to seal the booty. What kind of two part resin are you using? I have a project half finished on my bench that has an area that could use that type of sealing. As soon as I am able I will be looking into a sealant.
Thanks Don

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 11:47 PM

Great idea Larry.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 02:51 AM

Lookin’ good.

Watching what you are doing, I am keeping my eye out for objects that might be usefull for your portfolio of gizmos. I am trying to refine something now, and if it works out, I’ll PM you. Don’t hold your breath, last month was a woodworking no go for me due to work, etc.

Really enjoy your demos, keep it up…...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 10-02-2011 04:02 AM

Man that is an “UGLY” glue job.

I hope that you are better on the rest of the work. OR, I’ll give a $1.50 if you pay the postage to ship it to me.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 10-03-2011 03:25 AM

That should be a popular design.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 10-03-2011 04:23 PM

Wow the grain in the wood is just scary spetaculiar….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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