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Blog entry by Greg3G posted 2078 days ago 2672 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok…I was thinking of doing some stringing or inlays on this but after talking with my wife about where we wanted to put this, I let that idea go. I wanted to keep it a bit less formal.

This series of photos are after the glue up and with one coat of Karson’s Oil/Poly blend recipe. It is still just a bit on the damp side. The top is not attached at this point. I will probably give it one more coat of the oil/poly blend then give it 3 or 4 coats of shellac and rub it out. I want to be able to repair the finish if something happens with out having to strip it.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV



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Karson

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#1 posted 2078 days ago

Great looking grain. Nice job.

Did you put Japan Dryer in the Danish oil mix. It should dry overnight with it mixed in.

But only put the dryer in the amount of the oil that you are going to use that day because it will setup in the bottle.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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lew

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#2 posted 2078 days ago

Beautiful Table!!

The tapered legs and decorative apron gives it such an elegant look!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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tenontim

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#3 posted 2078 days ago

Very nice job. I like that Sapele. I found out that my local lumber yard carries it. Now I just need to come up with a project for it. Thanks for the post.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 2078 days ago

Beautiful Wood – Beautiful Work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#5 posted 2078 days ago

Looks great Bro, I’m sure that Karen will love it.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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Karson

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#6 posted 2078 days ago

Hard to believe that the wood was scrap, doesn’t it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Greg3G

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#7 posted 2078 days ago

Karson, After working this wood, I could never imagine anyone wanting to paint over it. It is fabulous to work and the look of the wood is stunning in person. I could never hope to capture it on camera. I think those guys should really rethink what they allow their customers to do to it.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Greg3G

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#8 posted 2078 days ago

I did use just a touch of Japan dryer when I made this batch a few days ago. I don’t think I used enough. I only used a 1/4 tsp of dryer to 1 cup of finish. I will probably mix a fresh batch when this one dries and see how that works.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 2078 days ago

Gotta love that Sapele, don’t ya, Greg? Really came out nice.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Richard Williams

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#10 posted 2078 days ago

If I were to make anything that nice it would have to be covered completely with fiberglass by the time I finished with it. Excellent work. Another classic piece of art work. Bye and Merry Christmas to All.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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miles125

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#11 posted 2078 days ago

Thats some beautiful wood. You did it justice!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Karson

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#12 posted 2078 days ago

The door company uses Sapele almost exclusively for all doors and windows. Except when the customer or customers representative requests otherwise. He’s currently making 38 french doors sets and all the windows for the house out of teak. It’s quite an operation.

But yes seaing the stacks of painted Sapele doors and windows make me cringe. But it’s the stability that he’s looking for.

I guess if we get after Debbie for painting Walnut, I should get after him for painting Sapele, but then maybe he wouldn’t give me any more scraps.

I actually had him do some custom glueing for me last week for the toy woodworking operation. I’ll post the pictures later as a blog.

I picked up some South American Mahogany and I skipped over the African mahogany. I’ll get it next trip.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#13 posted 2078 days ago

Greg I may have used a half a cap of the Japan Drier in about a cup of finish. But, I didn’t really measure it

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Les Hastings

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#14 posted 2077 days ago

Very niced work Greg, looks fantastic!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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matt garcia

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#15 posted 2077 days ago

LOVE IT!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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