|Forum topic by Bobby||posted 11-26-2014 11:46 PM||825 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-26-2014 11:46 PM
I am so sorry for posting my question here but I really couldn’t figure out where I should put it. Thanks for your understanding.
I have made a “hall table” or “sofa table” which is going to be a gift to my dad this Christmas. It is made out of solid birch and will not be stained – just varnish.
I am now in the process of making the two drawers. I am using half-blind dovetails. I want the tails to be dark for contrast (and to make sure they are noticed) when the drawers are opened.
I thought I was using a real time saver not to mention making it look like a near perfect job by dabbing the end-grain with dark walnut colored gel-stain before cutting the dovetails. I’m sure that the results I’m looking for will be there once I’m done. But how long is it going to take for the stain to dry??? It’s been a day and a half now and it is still kind of wet to the touch. Is there anything I can do to help speed up the drying process? I don’t want to go any further until it is dry as wet stain can really make a mess if you’re not careful with it.
Thanks in advance