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10-13-2015 09:14 PM

Prefab antiques early 1900's - 1 reply

I’m working on(repairing) an early 1900’s side board. This is clearly a production piece but the construction seems almost haphazard. I’m looking at what appears to be original nails without pilot holes and screws securing the top through the outside moulding. Almost as if a factories crew went on strike and non-skilled labo...

11-27-2012 09:58 PM

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 ...

11-02-2012 03:00 PM

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...

10-31-2012 04:11 PM

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?

10-26-2012 08:38 PM

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

10-18-2012 08:13 PM

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?

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