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12-20-2009 07:37 PM

finish on oak question - 8 replies

I am trying to finish a gary oak box with satin poly. The grain is rather figured and there is one portion that looks lighter, almost like sapwood. The problem is that portion is either repelling or absorbing the finish. I am not sure whether its due to the figuring (it isn’t “endgrain”, but it isn’t straight grain eit...

12-11-2009 07:58 AM

Thanks for the welcome - 7 replies

Wow, I created my account here yesterday and already have so many welcoming me to the site!! I reviewed the site a couple times and couldn’t help but notice the warm-hearted camaraderie that’s evident on all the forums. Remarkable. Even the jibes are good-natured. I hope all of you are proud of what you have created and contribute...

12-11-2009 06:36 AM

display box question - 4 replies

Hi to all. I am new to the site and fairly new to woodworking. I have mostly completed a display box for a USMC kabar that I am giving my step-father. The box is made from some highly figured Gary Oak that I had been saving for something like this. I have a few ideas about how I want to mount the knife in the box but I thought it could only ...

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