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  0 Thread: Clamping
Post: RE: Clamping

I never let my glue ups stay clamped for more than 30 to 60 minutes. But I do let them dry a few days before finish sanding because if any  moisture is in the wood from the glue and you sand joints ...
jcclark Woodworking 20 1,173 07-13-2022, 10:44 AM
  0 Thread: Cleaning
Post: RE: Cleaning

I just blow it off with compressed air and then a tack cloth.
jcclark Finishing 3 346 07-13-2022, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: Sanding sealer
Post: RE: Sanding sealer

I use conversion varnish with a vinyl sealer, both are 2K products (use an activator). I buy gallons of this stuff and won't ever go back to a 1K product again. My sealer is $43.00 a gallon, which I t...
jcclark Finishing 8 561 07-13-2022, 10:34 AM
  0 Thread: Sanding sealer
Post: RE: Sanding sealer

I personally love sanding sealer, It's much cheaper than my final finish so it saves money. It's also much easier to sand and doesn't gum up the sandpaper like the final finish. And it cures faste...
jcclark Finishing 8 561 07-10-2022, 08:17 AM
  0 Thread: Staining cherry
Post: RE: Staining cherry

blacklab Wrote: (04-08-2022, 10:32 PM) --  Do you recall your formulation and sequence? -- I just used Minwax "Special walnut" stain and sprayed conversion varnish for the finish.
jcclark Finishing 8 952 04-10-2022, 08:07 AM
  0 Thread: Staining cherry
Post: RE: Staining cherry

I like it stained. This is cherry with a walnut stain
jcclark Finishing 8 952 04-08-2022, 02:16 PM
  0 Thread: Air cap cleaning
Post: RE: Air cap cleaning

I use a tooth pic, the kind the dentist gives you that has a rubber tip on it. A wooden one works too. Also, a ultrasonic cleaner works real good.
jcclark Finishing 6 485 03-23-2022, 08:58 AM
  0 Thread: Spray gun newbie
Post: RE: Spray gun newbie

The biggest problem with HVLP guns is having a compressor big enough to handle it. HVLP's take a lot of air and you don't want the compressor running a lot to keep up, which makes heat and creates m...
jcclark Finishing 6 697 03-19-2022, 08:24 AM
  0 Thread: Warped Door
Post: RE: Warped Door

Just because it's the same moisture content doesn't mean it's the same stability.
jcclark Woodworking 16 1,235 03-15-2022, 08:12 AM
  0 Thread: Warped Door
Post: RE: Warped Door

You have to have well seasoned wood for large doors like that, kiln dried is not good enough. And even then, you have to have the same amount of finish on both sides. Even though the kiln dried woo...
jcclark Woodworking 16 1,235 03-14-2022, 08:07 AM
  0 Thread: finish for white oak that will not ever turn yellow/amber?
Post: RE: finish for white oak that will not ever turn y...

I have used auto clear with great success but I find it a lot easier to use conversion varnish which is much faster and easier to work with.
jcclark Finishing 20 4,637 03-07-2022, 09:21 AM
  0 Thread: staining beech molding
Post: RE: staining beech molding

The cherry will continue to darken in the future and the beech pretty much won't.
jcclark Finishing 3 520 01-30-2022, 09:11 AM
  0 Thread: How would you attack this base to the top?
Post: RE: How would you attack this base to the top?

I like to use these, all it requires is to route a groove in the uprights
jcclark Woodworking 23 2,336 12-16-2021, 01:29 PM
  0 Thread: Cleaning kitchen doors.
Post: RE: Cleaning kitchen doors.

TSP works real good (tri sodium phosphate)
jcclark Finishing 4 657 12-07-2021, 09:05 AM
  0 Thread: The Writing Desk: FINISHED!
Post: RE: The Writing Desk: FINISHED!

You must have a very nice camera, nice pictures!
jcclark Woodworking 34 9,283 08-31-2021, 09:05 AM
  0 Thread: Home Depot's Behr Marquee
Post: RE: Home Depot's Behr Marquee

Sorry to hear that, I always liked that paint. Makes me wonder, could that have been an exception, like a bad batch? I sure hope so. You should complain to the company on line and see what they say...
jcclark Finishing 8 2,098 07-20-2021, 08:14 AM
  0 Thread: Precision crosscut sled plans and miter rail options
Post: RE: Precision crosscut sled plans and miter rail o...

I have been making all my miter runners out of 1/4" plexiglass. Stays stable and slides smoothly.
jcclark Woodworking 12 2,182 07-12-2021, 08:36 AM
  0 Thread: miters on small parts
Post: RE: miters on small parts

The only way I can get it the way I want is to cut it oversize and then sand it to size using a sled on my table saw equipped with a sanding disk. I do all my cabinet door miters that way too, you can...
jcclark Woodworking 13 1,703 07-10-2021, 08:24 AM
  0 Thread: Question about Target Coating product
Post: RE: Question about Target Coating product

I use retarder all the time, even when it's not so hot. I gives a much smoother finish without running it if you use it in place of part of the thinner. You can slow it way down without thinning it.
jcclark Finishing 6 1,343 05-25-2021, 09:36 AM
  0 Thread: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper
Post: RE: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper

I buy mine off Ebay. I like the Mirka gold.
jcclark Woodworking 9 1,703 05-13-2021, 08:16 AM

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