Here are progressive pictures as I am inlaying turquoise in the lamp.
This lamp is just the coolest. The then ribbon movement and sweeping motion is phenomenal. 71” tall to the top of the shade The base is 39” x 24” It weighs 70 lbs As you can see we added turquoise throughout.
I didn’t like how the “Ebony 2718” Minwax stain looked in the last entry in this series, so I grabbed a can of flat black paint from a recently completed project for my friends’ wedding, and after a 24-hour drying period, painted right over the stain. I went out to the shop several times yesterday to sand @ 220-grit, and apply another layer of Minwax’s water-based polyurethane. Water-based simply because I had it, and I also don’t love finishing ...
I am current finishing building 13 jewelry boxes ( 3 different designs) and i am using tung oil as a finish. my question to all you finish wizards out there is do i use a paste wax or a polyurathane or what to finish them off? I would appreciate any and all comments.
This is my first go around with finishing cherry. I have decided, based off of my previous blog in this series, to leave the sap wood alone. Currently I have been thinking about a base coat of shellac, followed by a couple of coats of BLO, then buffing it out with a couple of coats of wax. Opinions and/or recommendations are appreciated. I know this might be best posted over on the forum, but really wanted to keep the conversation centered around this blog…
Every year my beautiful wife, Debra, takes me to school to present a talk to her reading classes at Alvarado Junior High. This talk began, in 2004, with me telling the kids all about being a graphic artist and how important reading is in that job. Since I began doing this I have stopped being a graphic artist and started being a woodworker. So, last year, I changed the talk, splitting the time between one job and the other. Since last year my business started taking off, so this year I...
CLICK ON MY PROFILE (osageman) TO SEE THE PHOTO OF THE WOODEN SPOON. UNDER, LATEST PROJECTS… I can be contacted at, email@example.com if any one is interested in having me make a wooden utensil for them… How is everyone ! Sorry this is taking so long to set up… The suggestion I was given, was, to run the spoon guessing contest as a blog, so that is what I’ll do. No one had the right guess last month, so I will use the same spoon. If you check back and...
Well today I went out and bought myself a good respirator to use when spraying paint and lacquer. Then after getting back home I went out and put some mineral spirits in my new spray gun and set up a large piece of cardboard and went to adjusting and practicing. I think I have the air adjustments very close to what needs to be when I actually start spraying the lacquer. I will just have to spend a few minutes adjusting the material flow once I get real lacquer in the gun. I also fiddle...
I began working on this in high school, but had to rush to finish in spring of senior year. I started with a Nakashima design for ideas then ran with my own vision (with a little guidance from my teacher). The entire piece was crafted by hand (with a little cheating here and there). As soon as I can gain access to a wood shop, I will do some touch-up work and finish polishing it. I have come a long way, but it is far from complete. Here is what I have so far… created in just over 2 semester...
Here is a idea I found on www.ehow.com that might come in usefull for some one. How to dye wooden toys safely. Things You’ll Need: Old newspapers Disposable gloves Unsweetened powdered drink mix Small glass or stainless bowls Unfinished wooden parts Cooling rack Step1Prepare a workspace by covering a table with old newspapers. Place the bowls you will be using in a row down the middle of the table. Put the unfinished wood on one side of the table and the cooling rack...
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