Bit by bit and either with a palm sander or by hand, the table has been sanded to a nice smooth finish. 180 grit was the last grit I used and I felt that is sufficient for this project. I am quite happy with the progress and the way it looks. Now for the next step and looking for a bit of advice. I have researched as much as I can about applying a epoxy bar finish. I think it was on a youtube post that someone prefinished their table with tung oil. I am thinking of doing the same thing ...
It is with a doubt one of greatest satisfaction of wood working the finished project. For me that is the best part. Okay actually the best part is the process to get to that point. I enjoy the sanding of the wood, whether I am sanding that piece by hand or a palm sander, taking that piece to smooth as possibly can be done, then applying the stain whether i am brushing it on or wiping, though i prefer the wipe on method. Then putting on the shellac usually three coats, then adding another coup...
And maybe some finish on this table? Went out and bought a few supplies today…..a pint of gloss Poly, a brush for it, and pads for the table’s feet.. Pads for the feet? Yep, I try to add these things to the tables I make. It helps save the ends of the legs, and it saves the flooring. Just simple nail in things. I just center them in each leg. A few whacks with a hammer to drive them home. Before I did this little chore, I had to make six plugs. Have a Veritas ...
Banquette build....my first furniture attempt #3: My third child is stained and ready for protection
I call this my third child because as I’m nearing the finish line with this we have had two children, my wife quit her job to stay home with the kids, and I’ve gone through a job change (with promotion). With all that has gone on this poor project has had more off time than on, but now I am so close to the finish line I can taste it. Since the last post I got all of the final little cuts and finishes buttoned up. I was still struggling with the stain but finally found...
Once I had the basic concept sketched out I needed to see the thing in the actual space. The height of the table is important for ease of use, aesthetic proportions, and to provide enough clearance along the sides to reach the chair controls. The angle of the table is important to set the angle of the chairs so they fit in the room. Yes, I actually set the chairs and divined the angle. Also important was the arc of the front of the drawers. So after making many real size 2D drawings I ...
Or perhaps the title should be, “Form Follows Tragedy”? Here is the initial chapter of the design and construction of a most challenging project. But why would anyone ever want or need to build such a thing? What follows is the documentation of a two year journey into pattern making, wood bending, form construction, curved veneering, trim inlay, creative joinery, jig design, and the ultimate victory of patience and stubbornness over a project that fought me every step of the ...
As promised I made the stop, and a whole lot more. The guitar is almost done. It plays and my son gave it a whirl and he likes it. The String Stop – Needs Polishing The overall view is shown below. I finished the body (maple / limba blend) with satin poly. i finished the neck with lacquer and wet sanded it to 2000. Apparently guitar players like the feel of lacquer and it has good properties when used next to the skin a lot. I finished the fretboard with lemon oil (D-L...
I have seen variations of this all over. I don’t think the ratios are overly critical. The results are wonderful. I think I may have found my “go to” finish. Replace the BLO with mineral oil for a food safe finish. https://youtu.be/WCkMt3sM2ks
I shot the video for this in April 2015 but only now had the chance to edit it. check out the video! HERE https://youtu.be/EJEBAPN21oA I used an old soldering stick/iron which had a large piece of copper at the end I cut of the end and carved my initials mirrored with a hacksaw, wood chisel Thanks for watching if you enjoyed this video please consider sharing this video and check out my channel
A neighbor of mine gave me this table as he is not a woodworker and felt he did not have the skills to refurbish it. So now I have another project. The table has no commercial markings on it so I feel that it was home made some years ago, maybe 50 years ago but I have nothing to base my estimate on. At any rate the table looked interesting enough that I will make an attempt at fixing it up but I am looking for a lot of advice and suggestions from anyone. My first ste...
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