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A journey into the workshop. #9: Accidental finishing started...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 09-23-2009 04:17 AM 809 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay so the top WAS through final sanding and it indeed WAS ready for a finish, but the sides weren’t… But you know how these things go. Tight for space, and the workbench hasn’t been put in its final place.

Fooling around on the lathe applying the finish to, well whatever it is. The product of my fooling around. (I am SERIOUSLY considering taking the suggestion to drill a counter bore in it and make a candlestick holder out of it…)

I turned around to get more linseed oil for the turning, and clunk. Over went the can, a quick pickup of it wasn’t fast enough to keep the oil off of the top. I took the rag, and wiped it, well in…. And then the grain started popping… Eye popping is more like it…. No pics yet, but this falls into the category of WOW…

And then it wasn’t accidental…. I kept coating the entire top, sides not included, until it was an oily, shimmery brilliant…

Now I have used BB ply before, and yes, it can have pretty grain, and oil / wax finishes work great on them. But the results are not something I was expecting…

On another bench related note. I finally found the right clips at Rockler, and took advantage of their sale. The mirror clips it would appear just aren’t strong enough…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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