|Forum topic by DIYaholic||posted 85 days ago||730 views||1 time favorited||39 replies|
85 days ago
My proclivity towards procrastination has me looking for a quick and easy finish, for several last minute Christmas gifts. As a newbie, most of my projects/finishes have been for shop fixtures, where I used BLO and Johnson’s paste wax. I don’t believe time will allow for an oil & wax finish, as none of the projects are even completed yet, plus pine is NOT amongst the materials list! I’m looking for something a little more appropriate, to finish off my first projects made of “real” wood!!! I’m building several clocks, some designed with an Asian inspiration, and the others in a more modern/contemporary style. Also, I am not setup to do any HVLP spraying.
Specifically, the materials in question are:
Local availability will determine what I eventually use. Bringing out the figure of the Curly Maple is my primary concern. Next would be doing justice for the Walnut & Mahogany. Being new to finishing, I’m looking for HALF way EASY! Being in a rush, I’m looking for FAST! So, I guess I’m really seeking a “Half-Fast” finish!!! ;^)
I would do a massive LJ search, but I’m busy in the shop, frantically building away!!! I want to thank everyone, in advance, for taking the time to respond to my desperate plea for help….
Thank you and may the force be with you! I mean, may you have a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza (or whatever your holiday of choice is) and a fruitful New Year!!!
Again, thank you.
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!