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Project by RogerM posted 08-10-2015 03:35 PM 1047 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Latest project made from virgin Chestnut reported to have been milled in North Carolina over 100 years ago

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#1 posted 08-10-2015 03:54 PM

Awesome grain

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#2 posted 08-10-2015 06:01 PM

Beautiful, Roger! You really showcased the lumber. What did you use for a finish?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#3 posted 08-10-2015 06:20 PM

Looking good sir.

-- I dream of a world where a chicken can cross the road without having their motives questioned.

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#4 posted 08-10-2015 11:50 PM

Thanks to all for the compliments.

Randy – First understand that wood this old takes on a mellow finish with almost anything you put on it. The finish on this piece is actually very simple. The first coat is Natural Danish Oil finish made by Watco used to get the warm golden color. After approx. 24 hrs. I put a coat of Seal Coat (diluted with an equal part of alcohol) and allow this to cure about 8 hrs. All surfaces were then rubbed down with 600 grit sandpaper. This was followed by three coats of polyurethane (diluted with a little less than an equal part of mineral spirits) put on with a lint free rag (T Shirt). Rub this out with 800 grit sandpaper followed with Black Bison Libron Walnut wax put on with 0000 steel wool then buff. Send me a message if you need more details.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#5 posted 08-11-2015 10:28 AM

Beautiful work, outstanding wood. Something to be proud of, sure to become a family heirloom.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 08-11-2015 12:08 PM

Love that wood, serves this piece well.

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 08-21-2015 01:14 PM

Roger – thank you for the finishing details, they are most helpful. I am going to try your exact process with a knotty alder project I am starting next week.

Thanks again for sharing your details!


-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#8 posted 08-21-2015 01:16 PM

That is a beautiful project and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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