valet for my dad

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Project by good_ol_brad posted 06-20-2012 07:26 PM 1499 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is made from soft maple and dark walnut. I have yet to put a finish on it because I don’t know what will look the best and I am certainly up for any suggestions. It’s a father’s day gift for my day and it’s late.

-- "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

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#1 posted 06-20-2012 10:39 PM

Really nice. Oil that sucker. It’ll look great

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 06-21-2012 12:10 AM

Agreed. I love the “natural” look and oil will enhance and finish it nicely.

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#3 posted 06-21-2012 01:14 AM

i just put 1 coat of tung oil on it and you’re right—it lturned out really good. it’s my 1st time using tung oil, should i apply more coats before i apply krylon crystal clear glaze? never used that either…

-- "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

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#4 posted 06-21-2012 01:15 AM

Nice build. I particularly like how you did the drawer slides. Blo and wax should work fine for finish.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 01:29 PM

Really a nice project and gift. I predict it will be well received and greatly used. I like Minwax Antique finish oil.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 06-21-2012 01:41 PM

It’s a nice clean build and looks good. I like to use Watco Danish Oil and a final coat of buffed wax.


-- 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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