In this installment Andy is talking about an oil, urethane, and beeswax finish, and his recent trip to Camp Aspire.
Final Blog Series VideoWatch this video to view my finishing techniques on the Dr. White’s chest. This has been a fun project to build. I took my time through the finishing process since I no longer had a deadline. I’m pleased with the way the finish turned out and as I type this, Mary is loading her clothes into the chest. Finish Choices I used shellac on most of the interior surfaces. It’s easy to apply and goes relatively odor free quickly. I applied three co...
I have just completed a bench from ipe that will go in my shower but I have no idea what to use as a finish. I was thinking about an oil finish because I don’t want a finish that will peel and flake off like what you see on sailboats team will. Any comments or past experience with ipe would be appreciated.
Well we had a long day in the shop, working on a custom rocking chair which is really coming along great. Joel sanded and burnished the back braces up to a wonderful glow, showing off the extreme curly figure they have. But that’s another story, here I took another time lapse of me applying a coat of our 3 part finish to a trestle coffee table and the top to a dining table we’ve been working on. The finish is a mixture of equal parts of Raw Tung oil, Boiled Linseed oil and P...
We decide to set up our Nikon D-80 on a tripod to make a time lapse video. I have done a bunch of reading, how to’s and what not regarding time lapse with a Nikon. Just hook it up to a computer, in our case a Mac Book Pro use Nikons Camera control software. The software has time lapse feature built right with every setting you would need to adjust. We setup the camera to take a picture every 5 seconds, then into Quicktime Pro at 15 frames per second. Anyways check it out, I think ...
Hi Everyone! The Starbucks table has been delivered and set up. I thought I’d post the pics of everything in place.Also, it looks like I’ve got the job of designing and building a matching coffee table…turns out my customer purchased a set of four different style Starbucks tops from Ebay! So, coming soon…”The Starbuck’s Coffee Coffee Table” Enjoy! And here’s the throw rug that inspired the whole design…
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