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WELCOME TILE framing blog #2: photo blog 5 7 2011

05-08-2011 07:19 AM by Dan'um Style | 10 comments »

Not much to say. Been taking it easy. Bought the wood on Craigslist. White oak. Mortise and tenon construction. Dark oak aniline dye, cherry oil stain, seed-lac,lacquer and dark Briwax finish.

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"a Hunter's Cane" - decorative squeeze-out?

05-06-2011 06:41 PM by mpounders | 3 comments »

Just finishing up a few minor details with this cane, gluing the pieces together and taking it for a test-drive.. I seem to spend a lot of time on some of these details, but they are as important as the carving and other work. A beautiful carving doesn’t seem to go with a poorly constructed cane and vice versa. I like to walk at least a few miles with my sticks, to make sure they feel right and are comfortable for the future owner. I have been thinking a lot about how the antler is ...

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Sycamore Finishing #1: Has anyone had experience dyeing QS sycamore

05-06-2011 02:48 PM by mrfixitri | 4 comments »

Has anyone had any experience using dyes (not stain) on quarter-sawn sycamore? I have some beautiful stock that I want to use in table tops. But with the wild grain and softness of the wood, I thought I’d ask before taking dye to wood. There’s been a bit of tearout which I guess I’m just going to have to accept. I typically like to use brightly-colored Transtints on my figured woods. I’ve had great results on curly maple, but was wondering if dyes would muck this up. ...

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Salt and Pepper Mill finishes

05-04-2011 04:26 PM by Craig Havran | 1 comment »

So I’m going to be turning a salt and pepper mill this weekend and I’m curious as to what kinds of finishes I should use. I was planning on a sanding sealer and maybe a friction polish, but does anybody know if the salt from the mill will damage any of this? should I use a poly? Thanks everybody…. i love this site.

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Finishing Tips #3: Spraying Lazy Susan

04-28-2011 05:49 PM by pjones46 | 0 comments »

Removed by original poster for personal publication.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #321: I Need Some Advice from You

04-26-2011 01:07 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

OK, now it is my turn to have the questions. I know there are many seasoned woodworkers out there that will hopefully be able to help me with this: What do I do to get the dark, moldy-looking streaks out of oak? I did my usual of Googling it, and most of the responses said to use some bleach, but I don’t want to ruin the natural color of the oak or have it blotchy or streaky. Let me tell you more about the wood: I have a couple of boards, let’s say half an inch thick an...

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Finishing Tips #2: Hide Glue Wash Mix for Cherry

04-22-2011 05:42 AM by pjones46 | 15 comments »

Hide Glue Wash Mix for Cherry I read somewhere that a thinned Hide glue wash was at one time used as a preconditioned to cure blotching so have taken 2oz of Titebond Liquid Hide Glue and mixed it with 12 oz of water as a second test. The reason also for choosing the liquid hide was it was more transparent vs being a cloudy white when mixed with water and this I felt would dry more transparent. Anyway, I sanded my sample board with 220 as prep, applied a liberal coat of the hide glue was...

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Can you spot the original?

04-21-2011 09:58 PM by Jamie Speirs | 15 comments »

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Pow-wow Dancer -painting in progress

04-15-2011 09:20 PM by mpounders | 6 comments »

I have been painting on this guy for about a week and still haven’t got him finished! There are a lot of little details and it just seems to take a while. I hate not to be carving, but I really don’t mind the painting that much, at least not like some carvers do! It can really add to a good carving, depending on the subject or style of the carving and I learned to draw and paint a long time before I started carving. I use different painting techniques, but I’ll describe ...

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burl table top, what could you offer.

04-15-2011 05:17 PM by stockmaker | 4 comments »

big leaf maple, Fresh cut, 3in thick, bark still on, live edge all the way around. Shipping is 50.00, what would you offer, I dont know why but pics cut short again….. The burl length is 32in long.

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