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#1 posted 05-18-2007 04:33 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Show us some woodworking, mister!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 05-18-2007 04:36 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 05-18-2007 04:44 AM

Thanks for the welcomes!!!

My first big project that I’ve almost finished is a shaker style coffee table. right now it’s in two pieces. I’ve got the base, and the main carcass. The carcass is just oak plywood with 3/4” oak facing on either side.

The base is all oak, the skirts are 3/4” and the corners are 7/8”. I’ve got some pictures of my work so far… my problem now is that I’m ready to start adding some stain – and getting ready to finish. But for some reason finishing just eludes me!!! I want a darker brown mahogany color for the wood, but just can’t seem to figure it out.

I’ve put a coat of minwax mahogany stain, followed by a wash coat of denatured alcohol, and shellac – then sanded at 320grit. Another coat of minwax cabernet (deep red) stain followed by a second wash coat. All this was done on a test strip of the oak I was using, but for some reason, I CAN’T GET THE COLOR I WANT! so I’m stuck at this point afraid to go any further in fear of ruining my coffee table :(

Any suggestions?

Again – thanks for welcoming me. I have a feeling I’ll be here often!

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#4 posted 05-18-2007 05:04 AM

Welcome to the Jocks.

There is a trick that (the) Norm uses with the Mahogany pieces where he floods the stain adds shellac and then rubs in a paste filler…

Here is the link to the stain question.

Click on that link and look for:
12-04-2005 Method of staining mahogany game table

Hope that helps.

-- John

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#5 posted 05-18-2007 05:12 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, and good luck with the staining…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#6 posted 05-18-2007 07:35 AM

Welcome to our little corner of the computer world Credo. We hope you enjoy your stay at LumberJocks.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 05-18-2007 04:30 PM

Great to have you with us.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 05-18-2007 05:09 PM

Welcome “neighbour”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 05-18-2007 05:48 PM

Welcome. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 05-16-2009 07:32 AM

Happy Anniversary. In a few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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