Gothic Tracery Panel Finished

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Project by Dan Katz posted 12-04-2019 06:28 PM 594 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project took about 5 weeks to finish. Starting with White Pine the walnut finish was a bit of work.
After raising the grain with a damp sponge I sanded everything again and gave it a heavy soaking with Lockwoods Seal Brown Walnut water stain from ToolsForWorkingWood. Then came a coat of SealCoat shellac. Cleaned it off with some MinWax English Chestnut stain and then three more coats of shellac. Rubbed it out with a Maroon pad and then waxed with Annie Sloan Dark wax. As you know finishing can take almost as long to do as building the item.
I’m pretty happy with the outcome but there is always room for improvement. Really glad to be done with it and just pray that it arrives safely.

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#1 posted 12-04-2019 07:25 PM

wow that is some gorgeous carving,finish came out beautiful.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 12-04-2019 08:26 PM

OMG! I totally love this. The type of thing I would like to do if I had any skill!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#4 posted 12-05-2019 12:09 AM

its beautiful, makes me want to build one, though no idea what I would do with it

-- Ty

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#5 posted 12-05-2019 01:08 AM

You should be happy. That is one stunning piece.

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#6 posted 12-05-2019 02:05 AM

Thanks to you all, Merry Christmas!

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#7 posted 12-05-2019 02:05 AM

Simply beautiful …. okay maybe there was nothing simple about it…. just beautiful work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 12-05-2019 06:22 AM


The final result is outstanding! The finishing makes it look incredibly rich. We hope your client will send you a photo of the Gothic panel installed . . . and that you will share it with us.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 12-05-2019 02:50 PM

WOW, that’s gorgeous!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 12-05-2019 04:15 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#11 posted 12-05-2019 09:15 PM

Wow, that came out super nice. Can’t believe it’s made out of pine with that high-quality of finish.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#12 posted 12-07-2019 04:48 PM

Thanks everyone..
I got it shipped off ..this was my first big shipping experience. It weighed 130 lbs
Found out that the maximum for FedEx Ground is 48×57 x 6 and 150 lbs. If it is more than 75 lbs you have to take it to the main depot in your area not FedEx Office…good to know that..cost me $217.00
to Houston,TX when you buy the label from ETSY they give a discount..hope this may be useful to someone
FedEx Freight is a lot more expensive than FedEx Ground

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#13 posted 12-25-2019 01:35 PM

Stunning work. Love the soft glow of the finish.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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