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02-04-2012 02:44 PM

Lacquer question - 7 replies

I have never used lacquer before so I am looking for either a reference to go read a lot about it or a quick lesson on how to apply it. I will be finishing a 42” by 100” pine table top. It will be a kitchen table that will get a lot of “hard” use. I guess first question would be is lacquer good to stand up to that abuse? ...

02-03-2012 09:14 PM

Finishing Pine for the first time - 12 replies

Hello Jocks…..have a question I was hoping to get answered. I am in the process of making a dining table from pine. I have never worked with pine before and I am worried about finishing it. Here is my plan: 1. sand it to about 150 grit maybe 180 if I don’t get sick of sanding 2. seal it with shellac3. stain it 4. top coat with a poly...

11-02-2011 08:42 PM

Anyone using shellac these days - 24 replies

I decided to use a shellac finish on a recent project (jewelery box) and the results halfway through (without sounding like I am patting myself on the back) have been great. I think shellac might become my go to finish on projects that do not need a super durable top coat. The coats dry in about an hour which allows me to place 5-6 coats in a si...

03-17-2011 03:15 AM

surface preparation-what's the order??? - 6 replies

I want to start incorparating more hand tools into my woodworking. Currently I dimension my lumber using power tools (jointer, planer, table saw). I don’t think I will change this aspect…just easier and faster I feel. The next step, SURFACE PREPARATION, is where I want to change the way I work. Now, I use my ROS and just work my way ...

02-16-2011 04:44 AM

Music in the workshop - 55 replies

I am in the process of finishing up my current project which is a small box. I am trying a lot of “new” techniques (for me) on this box and the whole process has been a lot of fun. I noticed as I was working and listening to my iPod that certain songs/music just seemed to blend right in with the task at hand. Made me think, what musi...

02-05-2011 06:33 PM

mitered box glue up - 10 replies

I always have trouble with glue ups on larger boxs with mitered corners. On small boxes, I use large rubber bands and they generally do a good job keeping the corners tight. On larger boxes, the rubber bands don not fit around the box. Just wondering what techniques others use to get tight corner miter joints???

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