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TV Stand #9: Finishing and finishing

935 days ago by Angela | 1 comment »

Finishing and finishingI have completed my TV stand and it came out better than I hoped. I learned a lot from this project and can’t wait to make my next piece of interior furniture. FinishingI wish I could say everything went off smoothly but I had a few problems finishing the project. One major problem was splotching, where one area stains dark than another. I also had a hard time learning to fill the wood. I tested about 12-15 different stains and dyes until I came across two of the...

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Dovetail box in Mahogany and Poplar (in 4 parts) #4: Setting the Hinges

954 days ago by Paul Sellers | 2 comments »

Hi, Here is part four. It is a bit longer than the other sections despite the fact that I have cut it down quite a bit. I hope it will prove a useful tutorial in setting hinges. Enjoy, Paul Sellers

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Dovetail box in Mahogany and Poplar (in 4 parts) #3: Finishing with Shellac

958 days ago by Paul Sellers | 5 comments »

Hi all, Here is part three, finishing with shellac. I just wanted to show a beautiful finish which is really easy to apply. Hope you all enjoy. Paul

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Sources #1: French Polish

985 days ago by Byron | 1 comment »

I have been reading about French Polishing for some time now and finally dedicated the beginning of my thanksgiving break to finding a good source for how to apply this classical finish. Shellac is a very finicky finish and is hard to REALY get right. Although this site is for guitars it seems to be and excellent guide to French Polishing.

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Rocking Horse Charity Build #2: Part 2

1032 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 2 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options The rocking horse is a great project for new and experienced woodworkers alike so its perfect for our charity build. If you would like to build along, I suggest downloading the plan today while it is still free. You can also download full-size patterns here. The second and final video in this series covers finishing and assembly. As with any project, you should always ask yourself if it might be better to pre-fini...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #447: Lots of Stories - It Was a Busy Day!

1065 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Well, I can’t wait to get at things today. There is so much to do and it seems like so little time to do it. I don’t feel stressed at all though, only exhilarated. It is the good kind of busy that people like me strive for, and depending on how things go, the next few weeks should be quite productive. I always seem to have stories to tell and today isn’t any different. Although yesterday started out simple enough, the day brought with it some interesting things that m...

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Machinist Toolcart #9: Half Finished and Drawers Part II

1080 days ago by PurpLev | 9 comments »

This project is half finished – Literally I mean. I figured since I’ll be working on the drawers, and the toolcart is in the basement it’ll get dirty, and oily finger marks might penetrate the wood and no sanding in the world will take those out, so I decided to finish the cabinet and protect it from the ‘elements’ around…. and boy did I get struck out by one of those elements… but more about that later. And so I gave the cabinet a good sanding wit...

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Quarter Sawn White Oak - repair/refinish/new leaves

1083 days ago by rsain | 2 comments »

Greetings all, Wanted to post a little about the recent project. It’s not done yet – but wanted to go over some details here. First: Project is an early 1900’s dining room table. Needed some repair work and needed two leaves built since the old ones were not original and not well done. Client wanted me to refinish the entire table as well. He also wanted a color match. I decided to do the leaves first so I could do the color match before I stripped the whole thing. ...

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Wood Types and Properties #4: Know your wood #4-Oak (red)

1171 days ago by Paul Sellers | 1 comment »

More on oak I first worked with red oak in the Texas Hill Country back in 1987. At least that was the first time I knew of red oak as distinct from English oak. Whereas I love English and European oaks American red oak is not my favourite wood to work with and it’s not the prettiest, but it’s used  extensively for kitchen and bathroom cabinets throughout the USA and many European countries too. Red oak is known for its hard and heavy heartwood that has substantial strength ...

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Arts and Crafts Style Quartersawn White oak handled knives

1245 days ago by Dan'um Style | 9 comments »

Bought the knife blanks on eBay. Very thin and very sharp .. Cut fast and easy on my band saw with a new 1/4” blade. Finish is Seedlac shellac Good way to spend a few hours in the shop.

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