|Project by ocwoodworker||posted 05-31-2010 04:18 AM||1457 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
A little cherry wood side table my wife saw in a Pottery Barn catalog. When I went to the hardwood store I had asked about controlling the blotching of cherry. They directed me to use a Minwax sealer. The only problem I had was THE SEALER WAS BLOTCHING THE WOOD!!! I was about ready to take the plunge and hope for the best when I saw Charles Neil’s Blotch Control. WOW! What a difference it made. I am sooooo glad I saw that video on YouTube. Ordered two cans. The only thing I could say on the con side is it doesn’t penetrate the wood like the oil Minwax does. If you sand too much in order to get rid of the raised grain you create areas of bare wood. The way around it that I found was to pre-raise the grain prior to adding his blotch control. This definitely cut down on the post-sanding procedure. Second, (if you bothered to read all the way down to this part) I added a Greene and Greene flare, because face it folks we are artists at heart and can’t help but make it a little more beautiful.
-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.