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608 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 ...

633 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...

635 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?

640 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

648 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?


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