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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #26: Drupes and Drupaceous Nuts as Tung Oil

08-31-2008 06:31 AM by frank | 19 comments »

Drupes and Drupaceous Nuts as Tung Oil So lets cut to the center of the fruit….like cutting to the quick, and talk about China Wood Oil, wood nut oil or just plain ‘tung oil’. And since we’re talking in the language of botany, maybe it would be best too first say that tung oil is not a true nut, but is a fruit that comes to us as a drupe or what is also called ‘stone fruit’. Definition of a drupe….stone fruit is: ’’a one-seeded indehisc...

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Oil finishes - my microcoat method

08-22-2012 06:49 PM by KnickKnack | 7 comments »

Some friends visited a few days ago, and commented upon some of my work (it’s hard to avoid – the house is full of it), and, in particular, the finishes on some of my more recent work.There are many many things in the sphere of woodworking at which I am not very good, but, after several years, I can now reliably get a really nice, oil-only, finish on my pieces. It’s silky smooth, very tactile, and has a soft satin sheen.My method differs from anything I’ve seen or read...

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‘Uproot’ Sideboard table build

06-01-2012 12:33 AM by fissionchips | 4 comments »

I wrapped up finishing and posted the completed project: The photos below can be viewed larger size in the flickr set. === This project began with a plan to make use of a 1” slab of maple I got my hands on recently. The figure of the wood, the shape of the edge and the large size made it highly suitable for a table top. After sketching out some ideas on paper, I put them into sketchup for comparison. Given the natural edge of the top plank, the designs with straight lines and rectil...

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Dovetail Bible Box #5: Boxalicious Tung Oil Finish

02-08-2010 03:53 AM by OutPutter | 4 comments »

The box has been plugged, sanded and we took a Dremel to the punky wood. I think all the holes are ready to be finished and so we move on to the tung oil. I usually have help with this part from my wife and my youngest daughter. They love to see the wood come alive as the finish is applied. This box has been pronounced “boxalicious” by my daughter who also says “it’s so pretty it’s like a wedding dress.” So here are a few pictures...This shows the setu...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #49: Shaker Styling With Wood and....

07-30-2009 04:09 AM by frank | 22 comments »

Shaker Styling With Wood and.... ….shaker styling pine,wood history wrote in knots,wedding gift for friend….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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curly cherry finish tests #1: tung oil etc.

08-12-2015 12:07 AM by harum | 5 comments »

Continued testing finishes for curly cherry started with varnishes and shellacs. Having read much about how tung oil brings out chatoyance, I applied for comparison one coat each: (a) 2 lbs. cut ruby shellac, (b) pure tung oil from Woodcraft, and ( c) Bulls Eye seal coat from Zinsser. The shellacs gave good chatoyance without much blotching. The oil initially gave quite a depth, chatoyance and color, more than the shellacs. However, some spots became quite dark, so the sample (b) a...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #51: Sacred Places of Wood

07-31-2009 05:04 AM by frank | 10 comments »

Sacred Places of Wood ….herein lies the door to my soul,and where is the worker of wood’s soul to be found,but in the shop of their own making,far re-moved and off the beaten path of to-day’s clutter…. ….out here with the wood i can let imagination spread her wings,just as the lady called wisdom also dwells deep within these walls,enter in at this door and one enters a sacred place as time expires,just as in the forest of wood that so encircles me calling out my na...

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Kitchen Utensil Box #5: Assembling the final product

01-18-2016 06:43 AM by JSOvens | 0 comments »

Here it comes at last! The final steps in this project. With the shaping out of the way, I decided to work on the finish next. I figured it would be easier to pre-finish the individual pieces before gluing them together. I have to apologize because I don’t have any photos of the finishing process, or of the individual finished pieces, but the finished project will be shown below. Because Wenge is a fairly “texturous” wood, I wanted to preserve its feel, rather than encase...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #24: Redolent Tease

06-13-2008 02:05 AM by frank | 10 comments »

Redolent Tease ....sugar maple wood, vase of nosegay by beauty, backdrop weathered grey….—by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #48: Rockin' Knot

03-06-2009 04:40 AM by frank | 3 comments »

Rockin’ Knot ....my angles are true,rockin’ knot declares it’s self,tung oil gives good sheen….—by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————————R...

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