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#1 posted 2014 days ago

I am currently working on a sample of quarter sawn white oak that has me and many stumped.The sample has what appears to have many layers of color to give sort of shimmering effect as light changes.I understand this is partially a result of the “flake in the wood so this led to the application of dyes only to achieve color.That certainly did not give the necassarry warmth and luster of an almost hand rubbed finish trapped beneath an incredible build up of lacquer.So I proceeded with grain filler and some glazing as well.Needless to say I have a wide array of great samples but none of which capture the warmth as well as “shimmer” of the sample in which I was handed.When I stripped a portion of the sample I first removed a thick lacquer finish followed by a dark red than a very dark brown and finally a black base behind what appeared to be a bleached piece of qs white oak….......I know I am calling the repair shop and asking to diagnos the noise my truck makes when…....but I was hoping somewhere in this great country someone might have the secret to creating an old world finish covered with enough lacquer to make Italy proud.

any one out their have any revelations from the Lord above to my dilemna…..and did I fail to mention that this finish is going on all the walls,ceiling and cabinetry in a very large bathroom so I was hoping to do away with the lacquer and use a catalyzed varnish.

-- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding......."

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#2 posted 2014 days ago

Hello Skycraftsman,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

With regards to your question about finishing the QSWO if you post it in the forum section it will get more attention.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 2014 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 2014 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#5 posted 2014 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

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

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#6 posted 2014 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 2014 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 2014 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 2014 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

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#10 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

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#11 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

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

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#12 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#13 posted 2007 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 1287 days ago

Another year has rolled by. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks and Happy New Year.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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