Karson's wood gloat moves to Tennessee #3: Ready for wipe on poly

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Blog entry by jeffthewoodwacker posted 06-28-2009 08:40 PM 1262 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Ready to finish Part 3 of Karson's wood gloat moves to Tennessee series Part 4: Completed and ready to travel to Delaware »

I have flooded Karsons maple burl wood gloat platter with clear Danish oil and let it sit for 4 days to completely dry. This piece soaked up a little more than 1 pint of Danish oil. Here is what the piece looked like before the Danish oil was applied:

Here is the platter after the Danish oil was applied and left to dry for 4 days. There are a lot of wild grain patterns in this piece and the Danish oil gave them some character. I will start applying satin wipe on poly today and will build up the finish over the next several days. The second platter needs another day of dry time before it will be ready for it’s first coat of poly.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 09:58 PM

I’m envious that Karson hasn’t shared any of that wood with me..LOL

Looking really good. The oil really did bring out the grain.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 06-28-2009 11:19 PM

Now that is some awsome looking grain. can’t wait to see more

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#3 posted 06-28-2009 11:29 PM

Hey, it’s shaped like a Boogie Board. Is Karson going body surfing?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 12:28 AM

Hopefully you will share photos of the piece after it is completely finished. This piece is Beautiful!

The Sedcokid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 08:18 PM

I can tell you Mellie, I’m not going boogie board surfing.

Cabinetmaster, I thought that you were going to visit 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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