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Project by Phdaov143 posted 07-22-2015 08:06 PM 58046 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now that I am semi-retired, I finaly get to enjoy my woodworking tools. I made these from pallets I collected from around the area. In the picture of both bookcases. The one on the right has no finish other than boiled linseed oil. I first painted the would with a mixture of baking soda and warm water, then applied the linseed oil.
NOTE: I’ll know better next time to “cut” the linseed oil with something; it took way too long to dry and the smell takes forever to dissipate.
The second on the left side has two coats of Amber Shelack and Denatured Alcohol mixed 50/50.
NOTE: Dries very fast; don’t leave streaks or drips more than a few seconds! When apply as a French polish on finely sanded pieces, it will leave a very nice luster.
I planed and sanded the side pieces on both sides, but I left the edges alone for affect. The 1st bookcase was assembled with wood screws and some are exposed. The second was assembled using my “New” KREG Jig; WOW, what a difference that made. Especially since I don’t have a large worktable.
Now I have to build my desk from the same materials and I will finish the surface with ‘liquid glass”.
Work safe and always wear appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

-- Jim Tucker, Dallas Georgia

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#1 posted 07-22-2015 08:36 PM

Looks good.

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#2 posted 07-25-2015 04:26 AM

Rugged and rustic works.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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