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  1. Walnut and Maple Tealight Candleholder

    This 5-tealight candleholder was made from hard maple and walnut. The strips of wood were crosscut and ripped on the tablesaw before glue-up with Titebond III and 5-clamps. The maple was 5/4 and the walnut was only 4/4, so I ended up cutting a strip of the walnut to set it on edge so as to be...
  2. Chest of Drawers

    The majority of the chest is Jatoba. The doors are lacewood with jatoba rails and stiles. The accents are made from Statin wood also known as Yellow Heart. The drawers are similarly assembled with lacewood making up the panel and jatoba making up the rails and stiles. Wenge was used to make up...
  3. Walnut and Hard Maple Tealight Candle Holder

    I made this tealight candle holder a few weeks ago out of walnut and hard maple, but it sat unfinished down in the basement. A couple of days ago, my wife was getting ready to send a 10th wedding anniversary card to some friends of ours out in Michigan. I said if she could wait an extra day, I...
  4. Tables and Chairs for toddlers

    My two older sons have two children each, in the 1 to 3 year age range so last year I made these two tables and four chairs from recycled woods. Pine for all but the heavy tops that are hardwoods. The parents like them because they are sturdy enough for the mothers to sit on and heavy enough...
  5. Kentucky Derby Drink Serving Tray

    Mint Julep, anyone? Just finished attaching the handles to take this to a Kentucky Derby Party in a few minutes! This serving tray, or drink tray measures 12-inches x 16.5-inches (plus the handles) x 2.5-inches tall and is made of wood species that are all native to Kentucky: 4/4 Walnut, White...
  6. Candle Holder for Mother's Day

    I made this candle holder for my mom for Mother's Day. We had a family brunch yesterday and I presented it to her then, but explained I wasn't happy with the finish and that I'd work on it a bit more. Well, it's done now, so I'm going to deliver it today. It is made from walnut and hard maple...
  7. mossberg single shot rifle stock refinish.

    This is an older walnut stock off of a single shot 22 that I got paid to refinish..I filled the grain with timbermate wood filler and then sealed it off with 2lbs wax free shellac….after that i topped it with lacquer and buffed it with some briwax the last photo is of the stock before being...
  8. Walnut and Pink Lyptus Tealight Candleholder

    This is a tealight candleholder that I finished yesterday as a 40th birthday present for my aunt, made of 4/4-walnut and 4/4-pink lyptus, and finished with Zinsser Bullseye SealCoat dewaxed shellac. It holds 7-tealight candles. The dimensions for the piece are as follows: Overall Length: 16"...
  9. Finishing
    I'm a beginner here, struggling to learn to use epoxy. I've been attempting to add a clear coat of epoxy to a couple pieces, but every time I get hundreds of whatblooks like tiny bubbles but i believe to be tiny hardened areas of epoxy within the epoxy. I'm using ecopoxy liquid plastic 2:1...
  10. Finishing
    Hey Y'all. I'm working to put finish on a small maple table top (17×24) and I'm having trouble. Here's what I've done so far: sanded through progressive grits to 320 wiped down the top applied one application of Watco Danish Oil, refreshing it for 15 minutes before wiping it down to...
  11. Marketplace Classifieds
    I bought a gallon of Seal Coat and have a sealed glass bottle (with very secure, air-tight lid) that holds about 1/2 gallon. If there are any LJers in the Philly area, they can have it for $15…a full gallon goes for about $75. I bought my gallon about a month ago and separated it to keep it...
  12. Blogs
    finishing cherry wood Interestingly, after application of two coats of shellac sealer, then sanding them down, and then a coat of Original Waterlox, the grain of the cherry box top looks really smooth, flowing and with a nice glow. Like here: With Waterlox alone, the grain is almost lost...
  13. Blogs
    Seal Coat shellac under varnish on exterior oak door? Hi all, I'm about ready to seal, stain and top coat a new, white oak, storm door in Cincinnati. So I'm wondering about using Zinsser's Seal Coat before the stain goes on and then putting a few coats of Epifane's varnish to finish it all off...
  14. Finishing
    I'm working on an oak rendition of the NYWS blanket chest and I have oak stock that I milled from different logs, with some material lighter (less reddish). I have my top done, and my rail and style stock cut, all from the more reddish red oak. I finished the top with Cherry tinted Danish Oil...
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