Apple For the Teacher

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Project by TechGuy posted 02-04-2008 04:29 AM 1444 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife just became a teacher so I decided to make a pencil holder for her desk. I actually am not finished with this project. I still have to drill the holes for the pencils and to put on the finish, which is where I could use some advice. I was hoping for some input. I wanted to use red, green, and brown. What kind of paint and finish should I use. I have very little knowledge of finish work.

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 04:55 AM

milk paint. layer multiple colors and distress it

cool project

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 11:20 AM

Dan’s recommendation of the finish sounds good to me – I like the apple, looks good enough to take a bite out of, if only it was red :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 12:54 PM

Interesting. An apple needs a polished look. I think I would put it on the lathe , sand it & give it a burnished wax finish.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 02-04-2008 01:15 PM


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