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AFTER SEVERAL COATS OF LACQUER THE PROJECT IS FINALLY COMPLETED. IT IS AMAZING HOW NICELY A KNOTTY PINE TABLE CAN LOOK.
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#1 posted 02-03-2013 10:02 PM
This looks amazing. Love the mix of natural and black!
-- Eli Akin, www.theakinsonline.com
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#2 posted 02-03-2013 10:05 PM
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#3 posted 02-03-2013 10:23 PM
Beautiful, indeed! Hard to believe that’s pine. Did you stain it?
#4 posted 02-03-2013 10:28 PM
thanks for all the great comments.
#5 posted 02-03-2013 10:29 PM
Docspencer, I did everything myself. I designed , fabricated , and hand finished it.
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#6 posted 02-03-2013 10:30 PM
very nice work.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#7 posted 02-04-2013 02:23 AM
Nice clean design I like it.
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#8 posted 02-04-2013 02:32 AM
I like the contrast. Great job on the table.
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#9 posted 02-04-2013 02:56 AM
Looks great. What did you use to stain the top?
-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com
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#10 posted 02-04-2013 04:05 AM
-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --
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#11 posted 02-04-2013 08:50 AM
A good craftsman makes the difference. Great job.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
#12 posted 02-04-2013 01:19 PM
Cherry stain on the top and Ebony on the bottom. I have a process that eliminates almost all the splotchi-ness that can occor in pine.
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#13 posted 02-04-2013 01:45 PM
I’m sure a lot of people would be interested in your process for eliminating splotchiness. Can you explain it?
-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/
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#14 posted 02-04-2013 01:49 PM
Really nice and clean looking, great craftsmanship.
#15 posted 02-04-2013 02:05 PM
A couple of finishing process steps that help eliminate splotchiness in pine or other similar hardness of woods:
A# Sand with no finer than 120grit sandpaper
B# Wet the wood and allow to dry before applying stain. Opens grain and removes impacted dust in grain.
C# Do not use Minwax. I use to use this product faithfully.
D# Use water based poly over a oil base stain. Solvents in oil based poly can remove and dissolve coverage of the stain.
E# Only use one coat of stain and let dry for 3X times the recommended time to assure the dry time. Multiple coats of stain are not nescessary and sometimes will re-wet the prior coats and remove stain and make splotchy.
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