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  0 Thread: Finish when using epoxy in cracks
Post: RE: Finish when using epoxy in cracks

I just finished a piece that included epoxy-filled cracks and used OSMO Polyx-Oil. It went on beautifully, including over the epoxy. I really liked the look.
fptahoe Finishing 3 190 04-15-2021, 09:36 PM
  0 Thread: India Ink?
Post: RE: India Ink?

Thanks so much for all of the information - very much appreciated.  Thanks also for forwarding the article and video, which was great.  I am going to proceed with the India ink and either a water bour...
fptahoe Finishing 10 598 04-12-2021, 10:00 PM
  0 Thread: India Ink?
Post: India Ink?

I am going to build a writing desk for my daughter.  She wants it to be black, but for the wood grain to show, so painting is not an option.  From doing some searches on possibilities, it seems like a...
fptahoe Finishing 10 598 04-07-2021, 04:39 PM
  0 Thread: Thoughts?
Post: RE: Thoughts?

Thanks again for the reply.  Space is limited in my basement, too, and I am intrigued by the jointer/planer idea.  I didn't consider it, quite frankly cause I don't know much about them, and I don't k...
fptahoe Woodworking Power Tools 6 604 03-02-2021, 10:22 PM
  0 Thread: Thoughts?
Post: RE: Thoughts?

(03-01-2021, 10:49 PM)jteneyck Wrote: No offense, but you should spend some time to figure out why you are having problems face jointing.  Using a planer sled is inefficient compared to using a join...
fptahoe Woodworking Power Tools 6 604 03-01-2021, 11:07 PM
  0 Thread: Blum Slides Out of Spec
Post: RE: Blum Slides Out of Spec

I am not surprised to read this string.  I just bought and installed three sets of Blum drawer slides.  It took me awhile to find their instruction manual online, as none came with the slides from Cab...
fptahoe Woodworking 21 1,306 03-01-2021, 10:52 PM
  0 Thread: Thoughts?
Post: Thoughts?

Thinking of either upgrading my Dewalt 735 planer to a Shelix OEM cutter head, or just buying a new and larger (1 1/2 - 3 HP) planer with a helical cutter head.  My Dewalt is only a couple of years ol...
fptahoe Woodworking Power Tools 6 604 03-01-2021, 10:32 PM
  0 Thread: Rubio Monocoat
Post: RE: Rubio Monocoat

Thanks Jerrym and Cabinet Monkey.  I ordered some from Lee Valley last night.  Will let you know how it turns out. John, this piece will go in a space where I shouldn't have to worry about the finish...
fptahoe Finishing 5 1,391 01-07-2021, 10:35 PM
  0 Thread: Rubio Monocoat
Post: Rubio Monocoat

My go-to finish is typically three coats of Arm-R-Seal.  Looks great, lots of protection.  I am finishing a walnut cabinet and I am looking for more of a natural, oil-looking, non-plastic-y look you g...
fptahoe Finishing 5 1,391 12-29-2020, 11:35 AM
  0 Thread: walnut writing table
Post: walnut writing table

I made a walnut writing table with three drawers probably 12 years ago.  I finished it with several applications of tung oil - I don't remember which supplier - Formby's or Minwax or something.  I was...
fptahoe Finishing 5 919 11-28-2020, 11:19 PM
  0 Thread: I am such a hack
Post: RE: I am such a hack

My gosh TomFromStLouis, I could have written the exact same post.  I have been at it for more than 20. years and still am mediocre at best.  Darn!!
fptahoe Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,717 11-26-2020, 11:30 PM
  0 Thread: Benwood Stays Clear
Post: RE: Benwood Stays Clear

(11-18-2020, 11:25 AM)Cooler Wrote: Hi Cooler - thanks for the info - I did find that site and read it.  I did buy some BSC and sprayed some test pieces but decided this time to use Arm-R-Seal, my o...
fptahoe Finishing 5 782 11-18-2020, 10:31 PM
  0 Thread: Benwood Stays Clear
Post: RE: Benwood Stays Clear

(11-16-2020, 10:17 AM)Ed in NC Wrote: If you google on Benwood Stays Clear reviews, there are a lot of opinions out there ...Fine Woodworking has some good info. Ed Thanks Ed, very much appreciated...
fptahoe Finishing 5 782 11-16-2020, 09:59 PM
  0 Thread: Benwood Stays Clear
Post: RE: Benwood Stays Clear

Thanks all for the views.  I guess this product has not yet hit the main stream.  Appreciate you looking though...FPT.
fptahoe Finishing 5 782 11-16-2020, 08:49 AM
  0 Thread: Benwood Stays Clear
Post: Benwood Stays Clear

Has anyone used Benwood Stays Clear?  I have not but I wanted to try it on some end tables.  The end tables are destined for the family room so I need a rugged finish - something that will stand up to...
fptahoe Finishing 5 782 11-15-2020, 10:02 AM
  0 Thread: oil and wipe on poly
Post: RE: oil and wipe on poly

Yes, I will go with my stand-by - GF Arm-R-Seal.  I did talk to a guy where I buy wood who does the following: Puts a "healthy" first coat of ARS, waits a few minutes and than wipes it off.  He follow...
fptahoe Finishing 4 672 10-26-2020, 06:17 PM
  0 Thread: oil and wipe on poly
Post: oil and wipe on poly

I am making two waterfall end tables made out of walnut for our family room.  I love the look of oiled walnut, but for family room end tables, I will need something more durable.  For durability, my g...
fptahoe Finishing 4 672 10-25-2020, 10:58 PM
  0 Thread: Using Earlex 5500 to spray paint
Post: RE: Using Earlex 5500 to spray paint

I always look at spraying (I have the Earlex 5500) based on.....is it worth cleaning the sprayer for this or should I just brush it on.
fptahoe Finishing 14 1,745 10-23-2020, 07:20 PM
  0 Thread: Marking gauge
Post: RE: Marking gauge

They can be replaced - I got mine from Lie Nielsen - https://www.lie-nielsen.com/products/tit...&node=4179.
fptahoe Woodworking 7 1,495 10-13-2020, 10:08 PM
  0 Thread: Andrew Klein Twin-Turbo Vise
Post: RE: Andrew Klein Twin-Turbo Vise

I feel your pain.  I have had the L-N twin screw vise for years and I bet I have used it only a couple of dozen times.  I use a moxon and a side vise for the most part.  I got tired quickly of having ...
fptahoe Woodworking Hand Tools 6 2,022 10-13-2020, 09:37 PM

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