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Absolutely amazing!!! The use of grain with the teardrop detail, as well as the drawers is incredible. Very nice!!
You mention that you immerse the project in oils (tung oil, along with others), then leave it for weeks to set. My questions are, do you mix up the oil bath yourself? And if so, if it's not a secret, can you share your mix?
Once the oils have set, how many coats of what do you use? You mention finishing with a tripoli-based wax. Is that the last coat? i.e. Do you use multiple coats of that or do you use something else then finish with the tripoli wax?
Sorry for the thousand questions!! I'm just stunned by your work, and want to learn how you get the finish. I doubt I could copy your work. I wouldn't want to even try. At some point if I get around to band sawn boxes, the grain of the wood will determine the shape. I can only hope to be able to produce the same level of beauty as you achieve.
I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.
As usual, beuatiful and unique, Tony. May I ask if there was one or two books that were the most valuable to you when you started out performing your craft? I see that you offer a book as well. Is it inclusive of beginners? After I get the wife's porch swing built I'd like to give this a try.
Last edited by ironhat; 06-06-2007, 04:06 PM.
The wood oil bath is primarily pure Tung Oil, I just keep on topping it up, so over time it has a variety of fine wood dust blended with it, I also use a citrus oil just to remove the dank odour of the Tung. The use of the tripoli is to give the work a deeper lustre, mind you if you apply it to a 600 grade finish then the surface will still feel like a 600 grade finish.