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Project by Dan'um Style posted 2196 days ago 3410 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gorilla glue challenge entry

Made the chairs about 3 years ago.

Lumber is Tennessee swamp cyprus. It came from Whiteville saw mill located on highway 64 about 70 miles east of Memphis in the south part of the state. Highly figured cyprus. With lots of character.

Soon after making the chairs a seat slat broke near a particular knarly swirly grain pattern. Well it stayed like that for years, not really affecting the way the chair “sat”.

Gorilla glue and screws, with quartersawn white oak straps are my repair methods.

Didn’t want to replace the board, because of the beautiful silver and green patina the wood is getting.

After and before pictures included.

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





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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 2196 days ago

A good save, thanks to Gorrilla Glue!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 2196 days ago

Thanks Dick, attached is the project I’m working on today. 8/17/2008 (my Bday heheheheheh) >grin<

It is a commission for two framed haunted forest landscape sets with a triptych for good measure.

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all three have book matched stiles. Mortise and tenon construction (with my new machine).

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

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Callum Kendall

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#3 posted 2196 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Bigbuck

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#4 posted 2196 days ago

Very nice, oh and happy B-day. I like your stile :)

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Karson

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#5 posted 2196 days ago

Dan Nice job on both old and new.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2196 days ago

sanded to 220 and dyed stained

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 2196 days ago

Hi Dan;

Happy Birthday!

I agree it would be ashame to have a new board in the middle of that chair.

Good save.

As always, the new project you’re working on is up to your normal level of perfection.

Lee

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 2196 days ago

real potent 6 month oil vinegar steel wool in a jar dye mixture

I used a corner of a reg rag to sponge on the vinager wood acid on the sides and back. Fast way to get black.
Doesn’t take much liquid to react with oak. Gets black almost immediately.

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next step is oil stain / japanese dryer . ............ jazzed up mix ….0000 steel wooled.

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#9 posted 2196 days ago

Very nice work Dan and Happy Birthday !!!!

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#10 posted 2196 days ago

Cool stuff birthday boy!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 2196 days ago

couple coats of seedlac shellac

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really starting to pop

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Thanks everyone !!

Guess what I’m doing on my birthday ? The Peggster is cookin’ Corkey’s BBQ ribs on the gas grill !!!

Forgot mention …. why jazzed up oil stain ? .... look at the time. Two hours flat in-front of a shop fan and then two coats of shellac.

That’s some jazzed up finish.

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

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Karson

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#12 posted 2196 days ago

Nice job with the finish Dan.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 2196 days ago

Last step for today … its 11:21 pm

Java Gel stain to darken it up a bit, .... n …. squeeze out a bit more pop.

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next steps
steel wool 0000
seedlac two or three thin coats
walnut paste wax

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

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Rob Drown

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#14 posted 2196 days ago

Wow. That oak looks rich and ??? warm.. looks like high end 100 year old museum stuff. nice work….

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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grumpycarp

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#15 posted 2196 days ago

Dan,
Stellar finish. But I personally think what makes this whole piece work is the book match on the stiles. If they didn’t match that well then that spectacular finish would only have highlighted the mismatch. Nice work upfront to get to the finish.

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