LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'charles neil'

  • Advertise with us
View HappyHowie's profile

Christmas Gifts #2: Cell Phone Stand Assembly Line Started

11-06-2017 05:33 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

After making the first prototype, I began the process to make many more of these cell phone stands for Christmas gifts. I need to make thirty-two gifts this year. I gathered all of my 1/4 thick pieces of resawn lumber plus planed a few more boards to 1/4 inch thickness on my Grizzly planer. With a rip blade in my Saw Stop I ripped all of my 1/4 inch thick lumber to 2 7/8 inches width. I then place a crosscut blade in my table saw. Then with my crosscut sled I set a stop block so I coul...

Read this entry »


View HappyHowie's profile

Roll Around Tool Cabinet #23: Wiping on My Dye Mix

03-09-2017 06:37 AM by HappyHowie | 4 comments »

I had used Charles Neil’s recipe for Red Cherry Mahogany but after wiping this dye on the drawer fronts poplar parts, I decided to change the formula a bit. I wanted a lighter and more brown recipe. After consulting Charles Neil he suggested that I add green TransTint to the recipe. Green and red, he said makes brown. What I did was to test the recipe on some scrap pieces of timber. I settled for adding 1/2 part of green plus 1 part of additional distilled water to the existing 17 ...

Read this entry »


View HappyHowie's profile

Refinish a Table Top #3: Completed Refinishing this Coffee Table Top

01-18-2017 03:59 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I completed spraying the polyurethane finish on this table. I had a few spots that I scuffed sanded on the lower portion of the table. I applied some of my dye mix to those areas. I made sure the remainder of the table was clean and then sprayed a light coat of finish to the lower portion of this table. I will give this table tonight and most of the morning tomorrow to dry. Once it checks okay I will apply a thin coat of dark brown Briwax and buff that thoroughly. I have already told...

Read this entry »


View HappyHowie's profile

Refinish a Table Top #1: Neighbor's Coffee Table

11-30-2016 07:03 AM by HappyHowie | 4 comments »

Martin called me. He is my neighbor. He asked how do you remove white rings on a coffee table. I said that I know white rings are easier to remove than dark or black rings. Let me look it up and I will send you a text with the answer. I found a YouTube video posted by Charles Neil. He proposed two methods for removing white rings. The first he did not demonstrate. It was using a cloth soaked with boiled linseed oil (he said thjs would be his only time he would recommend the use of BLO...

Read this entry »


View HappyHowie's profile

Trestle Table #46: How Should I Finish This Table Top?

11-24-2016 07:25 PM by HappyHowie | 6 comments »

If I was to start over with selecting the finish coats for this table, I would not use Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO). I do believe that it has gone on okay. I am satisfied that the BLO has done what it can. However, the blotchiness on the table top does bother me. I believe as the cherry ages that the blotchiness will dissipate, if not disappear in time. However, I know there is not a guarantee about that result. My options from here are (1) continue to apply more BLO, (2) spray some Shella...

Read this entry »


View CobblerMtn's profile

Handplanes #4: Second Mastering Woodworking Show is On-Line

06-24-2016 05:17 PM by CobblerMtn | 2 comments »

The second of the two shows I filmed for Charles Neil’s Mastering Woodworking show aired today. In the first show I discussed the types of handplanes and showed a bit of technique for using planes to flatten wood. In this week’s show, I demonstrate shooting the ends of boards with a shooting board, including mitered edges using a donkey’s ear shooting board. Then I take an old Stanley plane through the restoration process to show how easily it can be done. If you aren&...

Read this entry »


View CobblerMtn's profile

Handplanes #2: Mastering Woodworking Shows

06-15-2016 09:39 PM by CobblerMtn | 0 comments »

Today I filmed two shows for Charles Neil’s Mastering Woodworking webcast. The shows cover the waterfront, from the types of planes and how they’re used, to planing technique, to restoring an old handplane. If you are a subscriber to the Mastering Woodworking shows, expect to see these broadcasts this week and next. If you aren’t a subscriber, the shows are an excellent way to learn woodworking and a lot of fun to watch, so you might consider subscribing. The website add...

Read this entry »


View CobblerMtn's profile

Handplanes #2: Mastering Woodworking Shows

06-15-2016 09:38 PM by CobblerMtn | 0 comments »

Today I filmed two shows for Charles Neil’s Mastering Woodworking webcast. The shows cover the waterfront, from the types of planes and how they’re used, to planing technique, to restoring an old handplane. If you are a subscriber to the Mastering Woodworking shows, expect to see these broadcasts this week and next. If you aren’t a subscriber, the shows are an excellent way to learn woodworking and a lot of fun to watch, so you might consider subscribing. The website add...

Read this entry »


View HappyHowie's profile

Blanket Chest #9: Sanding Sealer Coat Applied

12-22-2015 03:02 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I placed my first finish coat; Zinsser’s dewaxed sanding sealer. I wiped that on all surfaces; aka per Charles Neil’s recommendation; meaning all surfaces like including the inside the case and on the case bottom. I put my used rags into a lidded container of water outdoors. I do not need a fire over keeping a used rag… I will brush on amber Shellac next. It should warm up this chest some. I think. The Chest’s Case and Plinth The Chest’s Lid This ...

Read this entry »


View HappyHowie's profile

Blanket Chest #8: Charles Neil Answers!

12-21-2015 04:57 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I recalled how Charles Neil has stated that he “always” places finish on both sides of a board. That statement was very profound so I felt compelled to ask him if I should finish the inside of my blanket chest. Can’t hurt to ask, right? I wrote him late last night. He is two time zones ahead of me. He took time to answer little ol’ me. I had his written advice waiting for me to read early this morning. Here it is, all of it: —“I finish inside an...

Read this entry »


1 2 next »
18 entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com