osage rocker finished

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Project by okwoodshop posted 09-27-2009 03:43 AM 1435 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

finally got the finish on the osage rocker(used the the witches brew) after it sets for a few days i will wax and buff. The lumber is the osage we got from one tree. Many more projects to come from that. I hope to sell this chair before a relative sees it.

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#1 posted 09-27-2009 04:11 AM

Looks fantastic Duane-matt_megan

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#2 posted 09-27-2009 04:20 AM

I’ll bet that osage was a bear to work with. They used to use that a lot in archery since it was so hard. The new splinter car used that for the ‘spring board’ too.

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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#3 posted 09-27-2009 04:25 AM

thanks yes it tears out real bad when routing and planing have to take very small bites

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#4 posted 09-27-2009 04:27 AM

Very nice rocker from nice lumber.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 09-27-2009 04:33 AM

I have never touched/worked with/seen this wood. Would like to do so some time. What you have done is beautiful. Please keep it up

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#6 posted 09-27-2009 04:40 AM

Beautiful…exquisite…I love the color and grain in that wood….I believe it is one of the nicest American hardwoods. I don’t think you will have any problem selling…better keep those relatives at bay…lol

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 09-27-2009 11:35 AM

Fantastic chair. Lots of nice details. Chairs aren’t easy to make, and you sure did a good job on this one. Are you willing to share the “witches brew” formula? It sounded very intriguing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 09-27-2009 03:51 PM

thanks, the recipe is from daveintexas and DaytonB, 1/3 poly,1/3boiled linseed oil, 1/3 1oo% tung oil. I just mix small amounts as they didn’y say how it would last in a jar. used a clean cotton cloth to apply. I wish you could see a close up of the wood it actually has several small birdseyes in it.

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#9 posted 09-27-2009 04:19 PM

Great job! I work with a lot of Osage, it took me a little bit to learn how to work with it but it is very rewarding. I also know pictures do not do justice to the beauty of the wood.

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#10 posted 09-27-2009 09:38 PM

Thanks Duane for the magic formula. It must be slow curing with all that tung oil.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 09-28-2009 05:54 AM

The chair looks great. I would almost bet you shouldnt have any trouble finding a buyer for it.

Thanks for posting

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