I need finish suggestions for a useful project I completed today.
Should I allow it to build a patina with use, or stain and age it from
the get go?
I don't want to mess it up, as the project was completed entirely with
hand tools on locally grown wood. They don't just hand these things
out at paint stores!
I compared several plans, took measurements from store bought
versions, and developed custom measurements to fit my needs. The wood
was specially selected to accentuate the form.
I missed the pointy stick thing, and really felt left out.
Thanks for the kind words,
I think I would like to have a little of the time that you obviously have an
abundance of <grin>
When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the
greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future.
I see this as a perfect candidate for a premium David Marks finish. As
I recall, he starts with a sealer, then a few partially overlapping color coats,
than some textured gilding, followed by application of caustic agents, then
brushing and scraping, and finally a couple clear top coats for protection. I
understand a complete finish can take weeks or months to complete...
I can't believe some of the cretins who've given you advice on this.
Anything less than a coat of BLO followed by French polishing with the
finest Paddylac Superblonde would be an insult to a piece like that.
I'm surprised they didn't just tell you to slather some fruitwood
stain on it and cover it in poly or even *gasp* PAINT the thing.
Chuck Vance (oh the humanity)
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