Upper Cut Woodworks: Fish Tank Stand #1: Upper Cut Woodworks: Fish Tank Stand #1

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Blog entry by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 05-05-2010 07:51 AM 818 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey there lumberjocks, now that the dresser is done and delivered (yippee), I’m starting the next project. My buddy from my day job that has been helping me in the shop needs a new stand for his saltwater fishtank.

We spent Sunday night breaking down the sheet goods and such.

Check out the first post in the series over here at my blog.

If you’d like to see the entire dresser series, click here.

I’ll be trying out alcohol soluble dye and spraying some general finishes enduro var as well.

Upper Cut Woodworks

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 05-05-2010 04:31 PM

I’ve used alcohol soluble dyes (TransTint) on my entire bedroom set and dining table. I’ve heard a lot of feedback about alcohol allowing the colors to fade, so everybody’s recommending distilled water. I guess if you pre-raise the grain, then you won’t have to sand nearly as much after applying the water-based stain, which should leave the color alone. My $0.02 (but I still prefer to use alcohol-based).

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 09:09 PM

Thanks, I think I’ll do an experiment with the distilled water. Does anyone know which molecule is larger, water or alcohol?

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 09:19 PM

Water rasies the grain more

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