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Projects in Progress 2

06-07-2011 07:36 PM by groy87 | 3 comments »

Here are a few pictures of what I’ve recently been working on. I’ve sanded the piece up to 800grit but I still have to hollow out and apply a finish to it. Here’s a picture of the awl I am currently working on. It’s made from a maple burl I personally stabilized and stainned using colored dyes. (Thanks Mafe and Trifern for the inspiration!). I am still debating on what kind of finish I should apply…. I want the finish to enhance the grain and ...

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Help with waterlox finish

06-06-2011 03:35 AM by groy87 | 4 comments »

Hello all. I am looking for some advice. I have just returned from my local woodcraft with Waterlox high gloss finish hoping to finish a few projects. The employee at WC stated that the Waterlox high gloss finish is best used on its own but the instructions on the container say to use the finish in conjunction with the Waterlox Original Sanding/Sealer…. I really don’t want to trip at the finish on these projects (sorry I couldn’t resist :) ) so I was wondering if any...

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Stickley inspired Entertainment Center #10: First finish coat - Spar Urethane

06-05-2011 04:42 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

I decided to go with spar urethane (Helmsman satin by Minwax) as the protective finish. I read some reviews and thought I’d give it a try. I like the way it applies better than the regular polyurethane I used on the x-box 360 entertainment unit. Hard to explain why it feels different but it just seems to go on easier. Maybe it’s thinner? It also seems to raise the grain a bit less so maybe I will need less sanding. Somebody said it isn’t better at water resistance, but i...

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Fastner & Small Parts Storage

06-05-2011 06:46 AM by Woodwrecker | 13 comments »

Hi everyone. I was trying to figure out a way to store some of my fasteners and small parts which lead me to construct this. Take some Dollar Store baking pans, some scrap wood, and a little routing, sanding & painting and problem solved. I then use my label maker to identify what is in each pan. I’m still sorting things out, but so far it’s worked great. You can take the one you need to your work area and bring it back when you’re done. I don’t think it&#...

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homemade wax

06-04-2011 09:08 AM by pastahill | 4 comments »

After a few questions about my homemade wax and finishing, i share now the recipe wich works very well for me. 200g beewax ( it´s a little less than a half pound)200g paraffine200g carnauba1 l turpentine ( thats about a little moore than 1 quart)asphalt paint, pigments ( for dyeing ) First melt all 3 wax sorts in a water bath. Be carefull that it will not get to hot and burn and you will have crumbsin your finish. Stir everything very well.l Take it from the stove and let it cool down...

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Wedding Clock #8: Tapers & Out of the Shop

05-28-2011 02:34 AM by kenn | 3 comments »

This feels like real progress! By the end of this blog, you’ll be able to see that this clock is actually coming together. When I stopped last time, I was waiting for the BLO to dry on the front frame. It dried. Now I need to apply shellac. I decided on clear to let the cherry darken and age on it own. Maybe on their 50th wedding anniversary the couple will pull out some old pictures and see how the tone has mellowed, just like them. Here’s a shot of the shellac being appli...

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Roubo Cabinet #9: Framed Backpanel

05-25-2011 06:59 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 3 comments »

I have a fully joined carcase with partitions for five drawers, but it’s only got two sides, a top and a bottom. ie: it needs a backside! Options I’ve thought about include a series of half-lap boards nailed into a rabbet at all four edges, and a floating frame and panel. Because one of these is necessarily more difficult to do than the other, you can likely guess which one I’ve chosen… I started work with material selection. For the frame I’ve used a pretty non-descript (re: crappy) piece...

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Walnut and Oak Entrance Shelf #3: Finishing

05-24-2011 05:52 AM by superstretch | 3 comments »

Spoiler alert: Its done! Got the piece all clamped up and brought it in during a chilly stretch of weather Bottom of the piece after a nice soak in med walnut Danish oil and a few coats of wipe on poly Teensy bit of a gap, but it closes up depending on temp/humidity. The oak looks kind of trashy in this pic compared to the pretty walnut :) Another shot of the bottom, but a different direction. Notice rays appear much darker.. From the top All finished, but the lens on my pho...

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Question on wood flooring.

05-23-2011 01:55 PM by Eagle1 | 11 comments »

Hey guy’s and gals. I’m starting to rough mill the oak for my flooring I’m putting down in my house. My question is I would like your opinion about how to go abought and to finish it. If it would be better to finish it before I cut the toung and groove. Or after. I’m concerned about the finish getting on the toung and groove, causing them not to fit as good as they should. Any suggestions would be very heplful. Thanks Tim:

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #346: And Yet Another Tray

05-21-2011 12:51 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Will I ever get tired of seeing how walnut seems to come to life when it is finished with oil and spray shellac? I doubt it. Walnut is just one of my all time favorite woods. I think that I could make just about anything using walnut and as long as I take the time to finish it properly, it will look impressive. I cut another candle tray out yesterday. The wood I used was (you guessed it!) walnut! This time I made a moose scene and it seemed to me that walnut was really the only choice ...

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