Sink Shelf Complete

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Project by yakerjax posted 07-26-2007 02:07 AM 1379 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sink Shelf finally finished…
I finished staining it several days ago but Dr put me on new meds and they had ill effects on me so I have not felt up to taking pics..
So here they are let me know what you honestly think…

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#1 posted 07-26-2007 02:19 AM

Nice looking, you will have to talk him into getting an account. Great to see that you share a hobby. I bet the bench will be really great when you get it finished.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-26-2007 03:10 AM

Will be looking forward to seeing the pictures after you get the finish on it. It is a really nice stand, great job!!!

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

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#3 posted 07-26-2007 05:03 AM

Tell him he did a great job and we look forward to see more from both of you.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 07-26-2007 06:36 AM

I wish my first project was this nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 07-27-2007 05:19 AM

Excellent work. Hang on to that piece. The first one always seems to carry a large sentimental value.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#6 posted 07-28-2007 06:20 AM

Great job by Randy…Now where’s your first project?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 08-01-2007 05:30 PM

That’s a great stand!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 08-01-2007 06:04 PM

Good job. It looks like the shelf it made out of pine? If so, you may want to add a pre-stain before staining the shelf. Pine get blotchy sometimes with stains, as it absorbs unevenly. The pre-stain will help with that.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#9 posted 08-01-2007 08:55 PM

Yes it was made out of pine.. I used Minwax Early American Stain with Spar Urathane Varnish.. My projects for the time being are helping him and putting on any finish be it paint stain etc…
I want to learn to wood burn and carve but have not yet been able to figure it out… School goes back in session in 20 days then I will have time to try something new..

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 08-02-2007 05:56 AM

Hi yakerjax;

The secret to carving is cut away all the parts that don’t belong in the project.

That’s the short version. Make sure you always carve away from your body. Never carve up, in case the tool slips, you won’t stab yourself in the face. Keep your tools razor sharp. Buy high quality tools.

Carve with the grain, and if it’s a round object, carve dowh hill. You’ll be starting at the middle of the ball, and carving both directions from there. If it’s a difficult wood to carve, spray it with mineral spirits, as needed to keep if softer.

Practice Prctice practice.

That’s it. Have fun and good luck.

I hope this helps you get started.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 08-02-2007 06:00 AM

I cant wait to see some of your carvings. Looks like you know your way around the finish work for sure.

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