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Forum topic by CharlesNeil posted 08-25-2016 07:48 PM 1795 views 3 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2016 07:48 PM

As most out here know, I have been known to finish a piece or 2 , and almost 50 years finishing ya learn a thing or 2, this is one of my best tricks, the other 2 segments will follow . If you try it , you will never not use trace coating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni2Y3vMtUSU


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#1 posted 08-25-2016 08:04 PM

We always called it a Guide Coat.
In fact you can buy special spray cans called Guide Coat specifically for what you are discussing.
I was fairly soft, softer than the primer so that it cut quickly and it dried fast too!
I have used the technique in woodworking too.

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#2 posted 08-25-2016 08:13 PM

Thanks, Charles.

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#3 posted 08-25-2016 08:15 PM

Charles,

Glad to see you are doing well and are on your way to getting back to 100% Also glad you are posting fresh YouTube vids again! Still need to get out to see you one of these days.. Take care my friend

Dean

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#4 posted 08-25-2016 10:18 PM

thanks Charles ,

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#5 posted 08-25-2016 10:54 PM

That was really interesting. Looking forward to the next two.

A couple of follow-ups:
1) With cherry or walnut, for instance, do you use a much darker dye or does it matter much?
2) Do you do this with all the surfaces? On a Desk, for instance, would you do this with the legs, apron, etc., or just with the top?

Thanks so much.

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#6 posted 08-25-2016 11:59 PM

Hey charlies!

Good to see more of you. LOL!

How ya doin Big Dog?

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#7 posted 08-26-2016 12:53 AM

Interesting

Thank you Charles.

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#8 posted 08-27-2016 02:32 AM

Super technique,I used it years ago on cars too but I didn’t think of using it in woodworking until Charles brought to my attention quite some time ago it works very well. Thanks again Charles.

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#9 posted 08-27-2016 11:23 AM

Thanks Charles, Another great video!

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#10 posted 08-27-2016 12:40 PM

there are 2 more up, Trace coating to enhance figure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjTSIiUiEOI

and Trace coat cautions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9mS3Pdwh68

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#11 posted 08-31-2016 09:10 PM

Very good, Charles!

Thank you very much for sharing your years of experience with us…

You are The Greatest!

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#12 posted 08-31-2016 09:18 PM

Really helps when doing seats and other things where flat and smoothness is a must.. thanks for bringing it to my attention Charles..it’s what really helped me in troubled areas of chair making

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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#13 posted 08-31-2016 09:30 PM

What does one do if the wood is, as an example, cherry and varnish only to going to be applied?

-- Jerry

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#14 posted 08-31-2016 09:36 PM

Gerald, please watch Trace coating cautions, you simply use a “DRY” application or use some food coloring , and if you get too much,bleach it out, the point is it leaves no questions unanswered, we never sand any final project without a trace coat, if its figured wood we do it different than if its going natural

cautions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9mS3Pdwh68

Enhancing figured woods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjTSIiUiEOI

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#15 posted 08-31-2016 09:37 PM

Gerald, please watch Trace coating cautions, you simply use a “DRY” application or use some food coloring , and if you get too much,bleach it out, the point is it leaves no questions unanswered, we never sand any final project without a trace coat, if its figured wood we do it different than if its going natural

cautions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9mS3Pdwh68

Enhancing figured woods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjTSIiUiEOI

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