Gotta Love the Black Walnut!

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Project by RONFINCH posted 08-25-2010 02:09 AM 1626 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the latest box that my son and I completed, the middle section is Oak. We both love the Black Walnut! It is finished it with a spray on polyurathane.

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#1 posted 08-25-2010 02:13 AM

Nice box Ron. I realy like walnut as it is easy and enjoyable to work. Have you tried using spray on lacquer as a finish? Dries very quickly and doesn’t gather dust. You can re spray again in about 30 minutes. One of my favorite finishes after using a coat of boiled linseed oil.

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#2 posted 08-25-2010 02:13 AM

Black walnut is my favorite.
Very nice box.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 08-25-2010 02:31 AM

Nicely done. I’m going try spray (aerosol can) poly and or lacquer… looks good on this box. Love that walnut grain.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 08-25-2010 03:44 AM

very nice job with the walnut..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#5 posted 08-25-2010 04:11 AM

Great job and the wood is beautiful.

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#6 posted 08-25-2010 04:22 AM

Nice box! I’ve got some quilted black walnut waiting for me to finish the box. Too dagbone busy with work and commuting. I agree with Greg the WhoDat. I spray Deft satin lacquer and absolutely love what it does to the appearance of the wood. You can wet sand it just like an automotive paint job (and also shoot straight lacquer thinner to get it to reflow) and get some tremendous results. Note that I have done the same with Minwax polyurethane- sprayed it with excellent results, in spite of what it says on the container. But I DO shoot it outside.

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#7 posted 08-25-2010 04:40 AM

The box looks great. I also am a black walnut fan.

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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#8 posted 08-25-2010 05:40 AM

Love the walnut. Nice project, really shows off that beautiful wood.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 08-25-2010 01:06 PM

Walnut is also my favorite. The figure on the top really catches the eye.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#10 posted 08-25-2010 03:16 PM

Walnut, if not my absolute favorite, certainly in the top three. Nice clean lines and proportions in this project. Thanks for posting. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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