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I enjoy finding, refinishing and repurposing antiques and architectural elements. My husband, Andy, is also a member.

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surfin2

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#1 posted 1272 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks, Good Luck…

-- Rick

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 1272 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Max

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#3 posted 1272 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 1271 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s” …Enjoy the experience.

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SnowyRiver

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#5 posted 1271 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 1271 days ago

Welcome Marilyn!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 1271 days ago

Hey!

The Dynamic Duo, I can see the name sticking… now… in the future…

Welcome aboard!

Enjoy!

It will be interesting how that cabinet comes along, that you are restoring.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Karson

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#8 posted 1271 days ago

Welcome aboard. Since you are into refinishing I’d like to ask a question. I bought a Baldwin piano. Paid around $100.00 for it so I don’t have much to loose. The finish on the two top surfaces Keyboard cover and top seems to have had too many flower posts with excess water stored on top. The finish is cracked or missing. It’s Oak veneer over something and a couple of places on the legs and keyboard cover are missing pieces of veneer.

But my question is about the refinishing products which I guess kind of disolve the finish al allow you to move it around the smooth out the surface.

Can you tell me anything about it and or something else to try. I just didn’t want to totally restrip. The side are all OK./

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#9 posted 1270 days ago

I got a picture of the top of the piano to let you know what I was talking about.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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tdv

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#10 posted 1270 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Marilyn this is a great place to get inspired. You won’t believe it but some guy actually made a box that looked just like one of those old 50’s radios, where do they dream them up??
Enjoy the journey
Best regards
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 1270 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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maricamp

66 posts in 1272 days


#12 posted 1270 days ago

Thanks everyone!

@Karson, not sure how to answer your question. My area of “expertise” is older furniture, usually oak. My one and only experience with trying to “reveneer” was a total nightmare, and I ended up painting that piece!
My refinishing decisions are made based on my perceived value of the piece, where I’m going to put it and the flavor of that room. Back to your piano, I don’t think there is a way to make it perfect without a LOT of time and effort. But you can make it better with a quicky refinish on the top, and piece in pieces of veneer where it’s missing. It will just make it more presentable, and a large doily will disguise it further. Seriously, try lacquer thinner on it, if it dissolves it, it’s lacquer. Alcohol will disolve shallac. Then a light sanding and new stain and finish should make it pretty nice. Be careful about sanding, don’t go through the veneer. It looks like walnut, and hopefull is thick enough to handle sanding. Good luck, let me know.

@tdv, lol, I know, what’s up with that WOODEN radio?!!!! What good is that?? No beat, can’t dance to it!

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tdv

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#13 posted 1270 days ago

Maybe he mis-understood when someone said let the wood speak, Should tell him it doesn’t quite work like that, mind you what we get on our radio stations in the UK it’s probably the best kind of radio to have. Beautiful though isn’t it? got my vote anyway
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#14 posted 1080 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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