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andy_P

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03-27-2016 05:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: white water stain

Happy Easter! Well I was greeted this morning by a nice hot cup of coffee brought to me by my beautiful wife. Nice way to start an Easter morning. What wasn’t good is that, although I set a paper towel under the cup that I then set down on top of my daughter’s family hand down 1930’s Duncan Phife side table, when I removed the towel I found a 3 1/2 inch solid round white stain. This is more than a ring. It is more like a nice white Easter Bunny tail.

I’ve already done some searches and even found a post by Flexner about removing the stain. I know I am looking forward to a complete refinishing of the top but thought I’d see if any of you guys might have some hints that may have worked for you in the past.

I’ll be returning here in about a month for an entire week when I will be able to devote more time to the project. In the meantime, thanks for your council , thoughts and of course your prayers that my daughter does not cut off a strategic part of my body with my own back saw.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.


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#1 posted 03-27-2016 05:32 PM

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#2 posted 03-27-2016 05:52 PM

so hopefully this is more helpful then a punctuation mark.

http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-more/inside-magazine/ask-real-simple/how-remove-water-rings-wood

or you could private message Charles Neil on here
http://lumberjocks.com/CharlesNeil

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#3 posted 03-27-2016 05:54 PM

Funny as it sounds, let it dry for a few days and then rub some real mayonaise on it. Let it sit and then wipe and buff clean. I’ve actually had that work.

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#4 posted 03-27-2016 06:03 PM

Well I will probably hear about this one but its how a lot of museums do it, thats where I learned it at , both tricks work super well .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzN_UdsIhtQ

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#5 posted 03-27-2016 06:05 PM

What KYSean said.

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#6 posted 03-27-2016 06:54 PM

Thanks, All. I’ll try PM’ing Charles. He’s helped me in the past and maybe he’ll take pity on me….LOL.

I have the mayonnaise working right now. As I said I am away from my shop so when I come back I’ll try some other stuff. I like the lighting Denatured Alcohol but need to make sure this old finish will survive. Charles will probably be able to help me on that.

Anyway, thanks to you all. Keep sending any suggestions you might have.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#7 posted 03-27-2016 07:27 PM

Charles, I didn’t realize that it was you who sent me that YouTube video link. You ARE the greatest. Talk about having a “friend in the business”.

Thanks to all you great guys!!!!!

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#8 posted 03-27-2016 09:12 PM



Well I will probably hear about this one but its how a lot of museums do it, thats where I learned it at , both tricks work super well .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzN_UdsIhtQ

- CharlesNeil


That was the simplest solution I’ve ever seen,thank Charles.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#9 posted 03-27-2016 10:04 PM

Thnx for posting this Andy. I just learned something again. Ya gotta luv the LJ’s round here and out there. Good stuff Mr. Neil

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 03-27-2016 10:46 PM

If no one objects. I’ll post a follow up as I proceed in actually doing this. Both my grandsons are aspiring firefighters. I’ll have them standing by.

Good to hear from you, Roger.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#11 posted 03-27-2016 11:59 PM



If no one objects. I ll post a follow up as I proceed in actually doing this. Both my grandsons are aspiring firefighters. I ll have them standing by.

- andy_P

Please do. It’s rare that anyone ever updates their posts, but those that do are much much more valuable for any later searches.
Shouldn’t need the fire department as long as you don’t light the can or rag on fire. It’s the alcohol vapors that burn and actually a slight bit above the surface. It’s basically warming it just enough. The video comments mention a hair dryer working too, but I’d assume you have to be really careful with that.

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andy_P

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#12 posted 03-28-2016 02:14 AM

Yeah. If I blister the surface it’s my fault. If I just light the alcohol it is beyond me…....unless I use too much alcohol….LOL. Maybe I should have a little alcohol before lighting the alcohol…...LOL.

As I said before, it will be a few weeks before I am back at my daughters to fix my goof, but I will post again.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#13 posted 04-05-2016 06:25 PM



Well I will probably hear about this one but its how a lot of museums do it, thats where I learned it at , both tricks work super well .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzN_UdsIhtQ

- CharlesNeil

I have used this technique several times- after reading about it in one of Charles’ books- and it works with 80% results.

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#14 posted 04-08-2016 06:34 PM

I will definitely report on it when I get back to the scene of my SNAFU at the end of this month. I can’t wait to get this behind me…....I really screwed up. This has been bothering me so much I actually had a nightmare last night about trying the procedure….........that’s what I get for eating my own cooking…..LOL. I sure hope I’m not in for a complete refinishing job.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#15 posted 04-08-2016 07:19 PM

relax you will be fine, if your worried use the Iron and cloth method, it’s the most gentle , just go easy and “sneak up on it “

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