Making mission style frames for Sandzen tiles #3: Quartersawn White oak and Zebrawood frame glazed with dark paste wax

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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 11-29-2009 06:30 AM 2223 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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frame is brad nailed and glued quartersawn white oak with a couple layers of quartersawn zebrawood to add a little interest.Wood is sanded to 220 grit. Finish is a coat of spay lacquer, sanded to 400 grit and then followed by a couple coats of brushed on seedlac shellac.

Glazing with dark wax took the piece to the next level. Wax was wet sanded into the shellac with very fine scotch brite.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 06:56 AM

I really like that layered look nice work.

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 12:06 PM

JUST incredible,, mate… you are the master!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 01:32 PM

That is a beautiful finish. I have become a big believer in using wax and was wondering what is the process of “Wax was wet sanded into the shellac”? Thanks

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 04:30 PM

thats nice the briwax is old fav of mine for the rich leather like patina looks great

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#5 posted 11-29-2009 08:31 PM

Incredible look Dan. Very cool, but we’ve almost come to expect that from you all the time. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 11-29-2009 08:40 PM

nice work i never knew the wax dyed the wood like that.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 11-29-2009 09:26 PM

Ah, the Mister Miyagi technique – wax on, wax off.

Nice frame!

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 10:04 PM

Great looking frame, Dan, I’ve not ever used wax to glaze like that—Nice effect.


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#9 posted 12-02-2009 03:50 AM

wow…what a difference…just catching up on this series…

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#10 posted 12-02-2009 04:01 AM

the trick is to sand the chamfers with course sandpaper … I used 24 grit in 80” my edge sander before the motor went a couple days ago.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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