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Blog series by pjones46 updated 03-27-2013 07:03 PM 5 parts 16266 reads 47 comments total

Part 1: Blotch Control (Homemade)

03-24-2011 07:45 AM by pjones46 | 21 comments »

I have been working on a project in Cherry and before I finished the desks I decided to try out some of the General Finishes Dye stain but on the scrap test pieces the blotching was driving me nuts. I came to this site and tried all the suggestions until I came across the discussion proclaiming that Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner was the way to go. Bought some, tried it and still had minor blotching but it works well. Watching his video he said it was a water based PVA enhanced pro...

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Part 2: Hide Glue Wash Mix for Cherry

04-22-2011 05:42 AM by pjones46 | 15 comments »

I read somewhere that a thinned Hide glue wash was at one time used as a preconditioned to cure blotching so have taken 2oz of Titebond Liquid Hide Glue and mixed it with 12 oz of water as a second test. The reason also for choosing the liquid hide was it was more transparent vs being a cloudy white when mixed with water and this I felt would dry more transparent. Anyway, I sanded my sample board with 220 as prep, applied a liberal coat of the hide glue wash, let it set for a few minutes ...

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Part 3: Spraying Lazy Susan

04-28-2011 05:49 PM by pjones46 | 0 comments »

Spraying a finish on a project can sometimes be a daunting task in itself as well as keeping track of the air hose when you move around the project. As one new to spraying I wanted to make it easier and after doing a bit of looking around I decided to construct a lazy susan finishing platform which you see below: It was constructed with ½ “ plywood which I had in the shop along with a 12” circular lazy susan bearing and eight ball bearing rollers. Got the lazy susan from Mcfeelys ...

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Part 4: Gel Stain & Gel Varnish

02-08-2013 07:11 AM by pjones46 | 4 comments »

Just used the Bartley line of Gel Stains and Gel Varnish. After reading a number of articles in American Woodworker, Wood, and other such woodworking magazines written by many independent professional finishers, they recommend the Bartley line of Gel Stains and Gel Varnish. Bartley were sold to Seagrave Coatings Corporation who now manufacture the Bartley line using the original formulas. Seagrave has very few distributors/dealers that specifically cater to the small woodworking shop o...

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Part 5: Finishing tips #5

03-27-2013 07:03 PM by pjones46 | 7 comments »

One of the parts of woodworking that many would like to do better is finishing, and that includes me. On my quest to obtain the background I have bought books, talked with professionals in the field, and searched high and low on the internet to find the answers to my questions. Some of the questions arose as I was completing a project but others were generated by what I had read. As I have gotten older I say to myself, “I know I have read something about this particular procedure”, but I...

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