Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'danish oil'

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Christmas Gifts #4: Completed 42 Cell Phone Stands

11-10-2017 03:35 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I had ten stands to fit parts together today. I have 42 stands now ready for finish. I need to remember to burn letter initials or first names to these stands before applying any dye or finish. The poplar hardwood will get a walnut dye coat. I will test some of the pine with this dye. The rest will get Danish Oil coats.

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Floating Serpentine Shelf #7: Applying the Finish

07-14-2017 07:44 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

Unlike most projects, finishing was by far the easiest part of this one. I just sanded everything to 280 grit and, in preparation, used every portable flat surface at my disposal to fill up half the garage. Then I applied three “coats” of Watco Natural Danish Oil over several days. I wet-sanded the second coat with 600 grit paper to try to fill in any corner gaps. The RevolutionPly didn’t absorb as much oil as most other wood (or plywood). I think that’s b...

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Modern Computer Desk #9: Applying the finish

04-29-2017 02:18 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

We wanted a smooth, non-shiny finish, so Danish oil (Watco natural) fit the bill. Before applying the oil, I sanded all surfaces using progressively finer grits, ending with 280 grit. To apply the oil, I followed the procedure in the YouTube video How to Apply Danish Oil, by Fabian's Tiny Workshop. He demonstrates the process very clearly. The only thing I did differently was apply the oil with a gray abrasive pad (similar to gray Scotch-Brite, I think) instead of a paper towel. That le...

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Walnut Nightstand #6: Salice Undermount Slides Installed and Nightstand Case Glued and Clamped Together

06-01-2016 05:32 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I have the case of this walnut nightstand glued and clamped together. The Salice undermount drawer slides was installed prior to gluing this case together. Tomorrow I will route a small rabbet in the backside of this case so I can fit the ship-lapped 1/4 inch thick backboards into it. After that I will fasten the legs and skirts to the bottom of the case with pocket screws. The pocket holes have already been drilled. Once the skirts are fastened then I can measure the final length...

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Finishing #2: BLO, Oil, Poly

03-26-2016 05:41 PM by OSU55 | 6 comments »

Lots of questions come up concerning various “oil” and poly finishing mixtures and methods. Below are links to two articles by Bob Flexner that provide a great deal of information on the subject. The first is from 2008, the second from 2011. The short and sweet version is plain old varnish, poly/alkyd/phenolic (poly...

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curly cherry finish tests

07-30-2015 09:20 PM by harum | 5 comments »

In an attempt to find a finish for curly cherry I have run some tests. I am looking for a finish that (a) brings out the chatoyance, (b) keeps the cherry color close to the natural, and (b) doesn’t muddy up the grain (keeps its contrast). Here are the results so far on the same board sanded to grit 150. Four different schedules oriented top to bottom (Note: no topcoat so far!): (a) two coats of ruby shellac 1 lb. cut;(b) two coats of “Zinsser SealCoat” shellac;(c...

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Mini hand tool cabinet #5: Front and Back Panels

10-17-2014 10:27 PM by JSOvens | 0 comments »

Time for another update on the mini hand tool cabinet. These may start to come less frequently, since I am now involved in multiple Christmas Time projects as well (all of which I will post either in the Blog or at the very least in the Projects area early on in the new year). With all of the cabinet sides made, the next step I took was to make the panels for the back and for the door. My original plan was to find some 1/4” plywood for the panels, but I was enjoying using solid pine ...

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Butchers block kitchen island

05-01-2013 05:55 PM by inchanga | 2 comments »

I recently got a 6 foot length of sycamore which I cut in half in order to make a chopping block/table 3 foot by 2foot. Even after cutting in half the boards were so badly twisted that I had to split them length ways in order to flatten and plane them without removing too much material . The picture above shows the boards sawn ready for jointing and planing. I first of all flattened one face on the jointer and then put them through the thicknesser to achieve a consistent t...

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Checkerboard Project #5: Custom Carved Checkers Completed!

12-05-2012 04:23 AM by Retsof | 3 comments »

After several hours of carving with my Dremel tool over the last two days, I completed the custom checkers for this project. This was my first attempt at wood carving and with 48 sides to carve, it was a bit tedious, but not too difficult. My skills improved a good deal by day two and I took some extra time to go back over the first day’s checkers and make sure they were all pretty consistent. I took some video of the carving process to post as a separate blog entry once I have...

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Saw Points #2: More photo's of the re-vamping of a 14" Tenon Saw Handle. aka the 'Brit Method'.

03-21-2012 08:08 PM by Johnnyblot | 3 comments »

A few more photo’s in the handle re-modelling saga. A bit more ‘Fettling and Fiddling’, re-shaping the lamb’s tongue- A bit more filing and sanding Wetting the surface with water to raise the grain- When dry more fine sanding and out with the Danish Oil Now all I need is to sort the sawplate out! Before Photo- The original scruffy handlle… ...and after

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