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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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Looks fantastic Duane-matt_megan
 

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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.
 

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

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Very nice rocker from nice lumber.
 

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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
Ira
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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

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Duane-
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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