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190 days ago

Osage orange - 3 replies

I know Osage naturally darkens w time. Does anyone know if it will keep the bright yellow / orange if it’s finished w a clear coat? Or will it darken regardless?

877 days ago

Waterbased poly and brush marks....aahhhhhh - 28 replies

So I’m finishing a cherry surface. I’m sanding with 220/320 between coats. When the waterbased poly goes on, it looks real nice. Im being carefulto work from wet to wet and using a highh quality brush. After it drys, it shows thick brush marks. Any suggestions how to get these out?

895 days ago

Help installing wood bar top - 9 replies

So this is outta my area of practice. But, I let a long time friend talk me into it. I have built a bar top that is about 6’ long takes a 45 deg turn to a 9’ long section and another 45 deg turn to a 2’ section. I found a counter guy who made the 22.5 deg cuts on each pc and has drilled/bored for the hidden hardware to pull the...

1242 days ago

Finishing dovetails - 9 replies

Ok. I’m finishing a cherry bookcase and staining it a bit darker than natural. How do I stain the dovetails on the side of the drawer wo getting any stain on to the lighter colored poplar drawer sides?


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