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Thank You Card #3: The Grand Finale (A finish that really makes this mahogany POP!)

2278 days ago by teenagewoodworker | 11 comments »

So now its time for the grand finale, a finish that really brings this piece to life. through some test piece and some inspiration (thanks to this woodworker) I began to dye some piece with some general finishes dyes. When i first put the Vintage Cherry Water based Dye Stain on the mahogany i knew i had a winner. It might be hard to see in these pictures but it really brings out the beauty in Mahogany. So the first step (after much sanding) is to apply a coat of the Vintage Cherry. I also ...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #17: "Madregah Tzedek"

2297 days ago by frank | 9 comments »

Madregah Tzedek ....madregah tzedek, a level of righteousness, given as ‘wood art’…. Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt rusticwoodman@gmail.comhttp://frank.wordpress.com/ ”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

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"Breaking Forth as Maple" --by RusticWoodArt

2299 days ago by frank | 2 comments »

Breaking Forth as Maple ....and so out of the ground i arose, sugar maple beauty of be-holden sweetness, orange and garnet shellac with brushed on effect, all burnished with hands tuned to fine steel wool…. Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt rusticwoodman@gmail.comhttp://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

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"RusticallyFlared-AsianInspiration" --by RusticWoodArt

2307 days ago by frank | 4 comments »

RusticallyFlared-AsianInspiration—-a study in the cross cultural texture of ‘wood art’. ....so how proud are you of your underside? I still remember the time I was in a well known and famous gallery owner’s showroom over in the upstate region of … ...., looking at some of the furniture on display. Well next thing I know as I’m down on my hands and knees is a loud display of noise as this person let me know that I was on the verge of being aske...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #10: "Beholder of Art" --by RusticWoodArt

2353 days ago by frank | 2 comments »

Beholder of Art ....art-full to be-hold, i gather what surrounds me, adroit nature i am….—by flp And so I was sitting this morning looking over some photos I had taken recently outside and out of my landscape of framework, came these pictures speaking to me. Imagination is a wonder-full gift, and when coupled with writing, the words of the soul can be heard, which has caused me to spend a rich time here at my desk with pencil and paper, writing out note-full stories for futu...

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First Shop #7: Stanley's Finest and Refinishing

2387 days ago by YooperCasey | 3 comments »

So enough with the microscope for today and on to my newest tools purchases and a project! (Finally they say!) There you see a Stanley block plane, small Stanley hand saw, and a piece of granite. The block plane will be functional with some loving on the jig. The saw is to replace my japanese pull saw until my new one arrives from Woodcraft. The one I have now is losing teeth (an Irwin pullsaw), though I can’t fault the saw, it has done everything from treated lumber to hard mapl...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #5: "Simulated Wood Tales"

2388 days ago by frank | 6 comments »

Simulated Wood Tales ....brushed shellac breathes tone,by hands of the creator,i impart design….—-by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————R...

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Rocking Horse #6: Final

2400 days ago by mot | 10 comments »

Well, Christmas was a big hit, but I had to put a few finishing touches on the horse. Karson was observant to point out that there wasn’t any place for the little rider to put his feet, it needed ears, and it needed some finish on it. I mixed up some amber shellac flakes from Lee Valley in a 2# cut. Thanks Bob #2 for the math help on small batches. I was scratching my head a bit. First I used Dowelmax to align the ear blocks and to centre drill the top for the leather ears. I ...

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Custom Dishwasher Panel Progress #6: Finishing the Dishwasher Panel

2455 days ago by gizmodyne | 13 comments »

100 steps to a great finishI have written about finishing douglas fir before, but I keep getting lots of questions about it so here I go. Sand to 220. Get in the grooves. Making the washcoat to prevent blotching .. 90% Mineral Spirits Washcoat Part 2: 10% Boiled Linseed Oil Apply Washcoat with cloth. Inspecting the coat. If there are any sanding marks or glue spots this is the time to get them. Applying stain with brush. Clean off. Get into the grooves with a glue brus...

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Project - Lever-Action Boxes #4: Starting the Finishing

2465 days ago by Dekker | 8 comments »

Since I don’t have one of those fancy japanese saw blades with no set, I sanded the keys off with 100 grit (being careful to stop before touching the box), then taking the rest off with 150 grit and finishing the entire box with 220. Of course, I decided to take it one step further, and I went over it again very gently with 320 grit. I then did a quick vacuuming of my work area, and got things prepared. The end of this pair of boxes is now in sight. Here you can see the two boxes lai...

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