Ellis-Mackintosh-Limbert mashup table #3: Glaze applied

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Blog entry by kordwood posted 11-23-2018 09:22 PM 679 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

-- David in sunny Cleveland, Oh

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#1 posted 11-24-2018 03:28 AM

Hey, that’s looking good now.
GF Antique Walnut is one of my favorite stains. I don’t love gel stains in general, but that one is more workable than most. On smaller pieces gel stains is manageable.

What I love about that stain is it creates an instant antique look. That’s hard to find, and worth replicating when you do.

Bravo sir!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 11-24-2018 10:59 AM

did you follow Jeffs formula and seal the dye or did you glaze right over the dye?

-- David

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#3 posted 11-24-2018 01:11 PM

I used an ebony gel stain for the first time and I’m not sure how well I like it.

I’ve always used Minwax “gunstock” stain to achieve the old oak look but I really like the look you got with the Antique Walnut.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 11-24-2018 09:36 PM

Thanks, guys. I pretty much follow Jeff’s recipe, step for step. Not only is he a finishing genius, he’s from the same city I am — Cleveland!

PS: Willie, your work is really incredible. I’ll be digging in to your posts from now on.

-- David in sunny Cleveland, Oh

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