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|640 days ago||
Furniture repair - chip out - 5 replies
Was removing one of hundreds of staples from the back of this chair. As the staples were longer that needed it required some prying. This one slipped and knocked a chip out of the back. This is clearly visible and I need to make the repair. Plan is to use some wood glue, with a little pigment added. Set the chip back in til the glue sets ...
|665 days ago||
cup top, finish? - 23 replies
Have a most unfortunate turn of events. I have a large top on a large pedestal that is cupping. This has caused the top to be unstable, rocking from one side to the other. This is pieced together with four large, 8/4 boards of Poplar. The top was laminated together with the growth rings alternating up and down across the top, like its suppos...
|667 days ago||
Bamboo? - 7 replies
I need a source for thin bamboo slats. I’ve acquired them from bamboo shades in the past. Something similar in another material might be okay but I know that the bamboo works. Any ideas?
|672 days ago||
Wax-be-gone? - 1 reply
Have a client who decided that the color wasn’t dark enough after I finished. Last coat of varnish cured up and I put on a coat of wax to finish. Need to know if wax needs to come off before glazing. Expect to use transtint in the arm-r-seal to get some additional color. Any ideas would be helpful. Regards,J
|680 days ago||
Mixing oils - help - 4 replies
Need to know if mineral oil used first will inhibit the curing time of boiled linseed oil, actual boiled not the chemically treated stuff. I’m finishing dyed poplar and the mineral oil tends to help even out the dye. But I need a hardening oil for the finish I have planned and am using the Linseed. Has anyone out there mixed the two?