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Kerrville, TX 78028
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So the first pic is after I repaired and sanded it, and the rest after I conditioned stained sanded to age and repeated, now I’m working on completing the tung oil process and the side rails, which is seemingly a little more work than I had originally though but I’m lovin it, any suggestions welcome and I’m trying to start a little side refurbishing business so I really want an honest opinion, constructive criticism. -


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#1 posted 11-26-2012 08:01 PM

Welcome to LJs
Looks like you have some good progress there Molly. You might want to place this under projects or topics since this is where you would normally post information an or photos of your shop

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 08:02 PM

You’re on the way just stay with it. BTW, I love those trees in the background in the second picture, they are beautiful. Those trees would inspire a lot of woodworkers since trees are among our best of friends. You have a wonderful setting to do your work in; so, may you always be happy in your work.

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 08:14 PM

If this is your work area pleas disregard my earlier comment ,you know how old guys can be ,they miss the obvious :))

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 08:32 PM

Haha yep no shop just an old car port I get messy and reek havoc on my ” curb appeal ”. Doesn’t do much for first impressions when you have a pup that loves to gnaw on sand paper and extension cords chase the cats etc. that’s how the coffee table turned blue, she spilled the stain and I just went with it :) The trees are juniper and keep you sneezing but I’d rather them than none. Us southern folk treat them like weeds, they squelch out the oak and pecan. Anyhoo, thanks for the encouragement.

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 08:35 PM

Once again the pictures a sideways ill fix it soon

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 08:56 PM

A car port in good weather is fine. It’s 22 here right now with an inch of snow. That wouldn’t be so good.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 09:05 PM

Molly, I’m 62 going on 80. Up until seven years ago my shop was my carport. At that point I closed it in and made it a proper shop. You can do a lot of work in a carport. If you set your mind to it you can do whatever you want to so just stay with it and you will get there if you really want to. I did a lot of work in my carport over the years. It’s not ideal but it keeps the rain off. :)

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#8 posted 11-26-2012 10:04 PM

Can i use wax over?

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#9 posted 11-26-2012 10:13 PM

Wax over? Don’t know what wax over is. If you want to give it a try i suppose you can.

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#10 posted 12-01-2012 03:38 PM

wax on, wax off. Have you checked your local sources for strippers? Large places have vats where they dip the whole piece into a stripper and save you BUNCHES of time with the sander. Most often you will still need to sand to get rid of “fuzzies” but its light duty compared to sanding off a finish. This becomes more important if you want to refurbish something with carvings or turnings. Tung oil is great, but slow as you’ve seen. If you are determined to get an oil finish, i mix 1/3 tung oil, 1/3 paint thinner, and 1/3 satin polyurethane for a nicely buildable finish. Another option is the danish oils such as Watco.

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#11 posted 01-06-2017 02:55 AM

I like so much the way you work

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