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Forum topic by mad4268 posted 06-11-2015 02:09 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mad4268

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06-11-2015 02:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter splines spline joining finishing

In what order do you stain, glue, poly your projects that utilize miter splines?

I have a couple projects on my list that I think will look good with miter splines. If I were to use the same wood but stain the frame and leave the splines natural, what order you assemble and finish things so that you had a dark frame and light colored splines?


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daddywoofdawg

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#1 posted 06-11-2015 02:46 PM

most are natural color i.e walnut and maple.if you had to use the same would i would stain the wood for the splines before you place them,or which ever you wanted a different color.

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 06-11-2015 04:29 PM

This is very difficult to do because you have to make the splines oversize then trim them flush after glue up. That always involves a little sanding after trimming, so that would mess up the stain. It is just simpler to go w/ contrasting woods to begin with and the results would be superior and a much easier and a less prone to screw up process.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Gerald Thompson

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#3 posted 06-11-2015 04:33 PM

I made the splines flush after gluing them in. I applied dye except for small margins around the splines. I used an artist’s brush to apply the dye in the bare margins. It worked well.

-- Jerry

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SirIrb

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#4 posted 06-11-2015 04:36 PM

The Vatican has just given Sainthood to Gerald Thompson. Now he will be called St. Gerald The Patient and Precise. The Protestants will just call him “A better man than me.”


I made the splines flush after gluing them in. I applied dye except for small margins around the splines. I used an artist s brush to apply the dye in the bare margins. It worked well.

- Gerald Thompson

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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Gerald Thompson

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#5 posted 06-11-2015 04:54 PM

Ah yes! This I, The All Knowing, have realized for ages. It also pays, after all power tool use is done, to knock back a couple to steady the nerves.

-- Jerry

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SirIrb

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#6 posted 06-11-2015 04:59 PM

St. Gerald the Drunk-Steady.

Nice.

I too knock back a few before entering the workshop.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 06-19-2015 02:16 AM

I can’t stop laughing! What great comedy!
I always go with contrasting splines. I sand them flush- just did some tonight.
I could never do the detail staining like Gerald! I’d make a mess of it!!

Good night, guy!!..............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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