• Advertise with us
View ClayNWood's:homeworkshopprojects (0)blog (0)reviews (0)forum topics (1)buddies (0)favorites (0)activity logWatch


None so far

2 posts in 2451 days


Latest Activity

started topic Question about Staining & Finishing Turned Ash 09-07-2011 04:02 AM
commented on ClayNWood's Profile 09-07-2011 01:56 AM
signed up ClayNWood's Profile 09-07-2011 01:42 AM

Latest Projects

None so far

Latest Blog Entries

None so far

Grab widget

6 comments so far

View ClayNWood's profile


2 posts in 2451 days

#1 posted 09-07-2011 01:56 AM

New to LB and trying this out to help solve a problem. I have a project that is made from turned Ash, and have had a difficult time staining the wood. My process has been sanding to 220 then using a Lockwood water based stain applied thin in a couple coats. I achieved the color I want for the most part, some parts are a bit darker than others due to grain changes as the piece is large and made from glued up parts. I then applied Watco Danish Oil- natural. On the second coat I very lightly wet sanded with 320, and when wiping off the excess oil noticed a dirty rag as some of the stain must have come off from wet-sanding. On the third coat I wet sanded with 600 hoping to avoid removing any more stain, but even with the lightest touch I went through in a couple small spots and reveled the light color wood. Also, it seems like the areas without much grain activity have lightened up. Seems obvious, but I have to say I barely touched the wood with the paper. I feel like the stain is not being absorbed into the wood, and is resting on the surface- contrary to what I believed a water based stain would do.
Any suggestions?

View HallTree's profile


5664 posts in 3764 days

#2 posted 09-07-2011 02:17 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

You will get more responce to your question if you post it in the ‘Forums’ section (at the top of this page).

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

View Max's profile


56000 posts in 4270 days

#3 posted 09-07-2011 03:40 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View surfin2's profile


51276 posts in 3133 days

#4 posted 09-07-2011 05:54 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

View Splinterman's profile


23074 posts in 3358 days

#5 posted 09-08-2011 09:19 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

View SnowyRiver's profile


51457 posts in 3477 days

#6 posted 09-09-2011 09:16 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics