This was my first time using tung oil. I watched a couple videos on youtube about it just to be sure that I wasn’t going to mess something up after reading the instructions on the can. It was really easy and I really like the results a heck of a lot. I waited 48 hours to do anything with it. After that, I suppose that the wood expanded a bit from absorbing the oil. Maybe I’m imagining things, though, but I had to do some sanding on the lid in order to have the lid fit like it did before I ...
This occurred to me as a freebie idea. I try to keep my blades sharp but it is not just the cost but the time travelling back and forth to the store that irritates me. I am sure anyone who has sent saw blades away for sharpening will have had them come back protected by an oily waxy substance like this. I have been keeping this material to melt down and protect my chisels after sharpening. You will also see the red wax covering from Babybel cheeses. I plan to melt these as well i...
I found a gallon of pure bees wax in my shed. Has anyone used it on the iron tops of your tools?
My second grease box was a gift to a friend. He’s an avid fly fisherman and said he could use the wax for “dubbing”. Sweet, yet another use for the beloved grease box. I will have to look into this use and find some recipes. Any ideas or leads? I made a short video of filling his box with wax… I tried messing around with my smartphone and making a time lapse of the wax melting. I will try and load a better quality video later. Only cell service at the time....
I recently made my first grease box. I’m sure it won’t be the last version of it, but it’s a start. I’m not alone in the “Could’a, should’a, would’a” thoughts as a project comes to a close. Size, shape, wood choice, overall design, etc. You have to start somewhere before you get it right. The next decision…What to put in it? Wood butter, spoon oil, grease, paste, wax, whatever you want to call it. Something must go in there...
I was talking about sanding mops and other things and only referenced that I’d polished things with it. On all these pieces my finishing regime is the same: 1. Sanded to 320 grit. I don’t have anything finer that I care to use on a piece that’s going to be polished, and I’ve found that 320 grit seems to be perfect for getting a smooth finish. (Side note: I’ve polished some unsanded surfaces. It doesn’t smooth them, but it will polish the high spots. )...
EXPOSE PROGRESS IN SURFACE AGING AND CABINET WOODFINISH WHICH, IN MY MEMORY, WE HAD IN OUR HOUSE IN RUSSIA IN GERMAN VOLGA REGION. THIS IS OUR MEMORIES OF GREAT-GRANDFATHER AND HIS VARIABLE COMFORTABLE FURNITURE HANDMADE BY HIMSELF IN HIS OWN FREE TIME. WOODFINISH—IS AN OLD FAMILY RECIPE, BASED ON THE NATURAL WAX, WITH NATURAL PIANTS AND MINERAL PIGMENTS. WOODFINISH IS PREPARING IN SEVERAL STEPS, WHAT YOU CAN SEE ON THE PHOTOS. ITS PREPARATION TECHNOLOGY VERY TIME-CONSUMING AND DIFFICUL...
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...
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
“Wax on; Wax off”—do you or don’t you? (use wax as part of your finishing process) (And why/why not)
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