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I would like to start a topic and invite EVERYONE to add to it, their experiences.

by Jack Lewis
posted 01-04-2017 12:26 AM


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Woodknack

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#1 posted 01-04-2017 05:09 AM

I’ve never regretted buying a quality tool but I have often regretted not buying it sooner.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 09:29 PM

Did the BLO cure sufficiently in 24 hours? It has always seemed to take much longer for it to cure for me. I was wondering if the lacquer would impede any additional curing that the BLO may need to do?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Jack Lewis

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#3 posted 01-25-2017 03:46 PM



Did the BLO cure sufficiently in 24 hours? It has always seemed to take much longer for it to cure for me. I was wondering if the lacquer would impede any additional curing that the BLO may need to do?

- Mark Shymanski


In this project several factors entered into the final results. The wood was extremely dry, the sanding absorbed the BLO and created a slush on the surface. But it did eliminate dust and the slush was so heavy I needed to remove it with a solvent which probably removed almost all of the BLO also. It has been over three weeks and I haven’t seen any deterioration of the Lacquer finish as yet. I am watching it as this was my first attempt.
Hope others enter their experiences into this subject. I can learn from them too.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#4 posted 01-25-2017 07:21 PM

So, from your experience with red gum/eucalyptus, is worth a try ?

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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Jack Lewis

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#5 posted 01-25-2017 08:57 PM



So, from your experience with red gum/eucalyptus, is worth a try ?

- Jimbo4

I personally love it. The grain is very dense and powdery, it sands beautifully and Eucalyptus grows in very large pieces. It does crack somewhat but the cracks add character and test my ability to make them part of the design. I have some citrus also and it being a light wood lends itself to fractal burning which also goes well with black dyed crack repairs. Some of my best sales lately are pieces that have flaws, inclusions, knot holes and cracks. Go figure! People do love the red color vice brown or paler woods. Good accent for a center piece bowl that doesn’t hold soup.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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JollyGreen67

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#6 posted 01-25-2017 10:27 PM

Thanks Jack. I’ll be getting me a chunk from my favorite local supplier. I’ve had some success with sales that have flaws, etc., but kinda erratic. Haven’t tried the fractal burning yet – got bit by a 220 some years back that knocked me on my can for a few days – so kinda shy of it.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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