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Blog series by Tony updated 04-20-2008 09:54 PM 4 parts 6314 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: OVERVIEW

04-20-2008 09:32 PM by Tony | 2 comments »

I promised Blake that I would undertake a short series on Finishing techniques – primarily using Wax. These three short blogs are the notes presented at a demonstration I gave last Friday evening. Sorry there are no photographs at the moment – not that there would be much to see. I hope you find it useful.————————————————————————̵...

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Part 2: Finishing with Wax & Oil Pt 1

04-20-2008 09:35 PM by Tony | 5 comments »

Wax and Oils are one of the oldest, if not the oldest form of protection for wood and wood products known to man – it has been used for millennia all over the world. On the market today there are a multitude of products to choose from natural waxes, such as Bees Wax or Carnauba Wax to hybrid waxes, which are mixed with other oils and waxes to make application and drying times faster. These hybrid wax systems are usually available in different colours, which enable you to stain wood at the...

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Part 3: Finishing with Wax & Oil Pt 2

04-20-2008 09:52 PM by Tony | 4 comments »

Application of Wax on top of another medium. Before we get too much into this part, there are a few things we have to consider about the wood we are using for our project, especially if we want a high shine on the project. OPEN/CLOSE GRAINSome woods, such as Oak, Mahogany and Walnut have what is called “open grain”, whilst others like Cherry, Maple and Birch have what is called “close grain”. The open grain woods, if not treated correctly will always give an interrupted surface, such a...

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Part 4: MAINTENANCE OF WORK PIECES.

04-20-2008 09:54 PM by Tony | 2 comments »

The frequency of which you maintain the work piece depends upon the usage, the type of wood and the type of finish used. Regular dusting, preferably with a static duster or feather type cleaner. Using a normal cloth can scratch the finish. Try re-buffing the project, if a shine cannot be achieved, then apply a light coat of wax, allow the wax to dry, then rebuff the project to restore its full glory. If the work piece looks dull, especially if using Tongue Oil on Oak, then an applic...

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