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did Norm stain black walnut with a dark walnut stain? Beautiful wood turned to ugly.
I just don't understand, somebody 'spain it to me
Gary
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GeeDubb wrote:

No idea. Didn't see it.

One man's beauty is another man's ugly. Nothing more complicated than that.
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wrote:

Yeah. Norm does that. Makes a wonderful project using a premium wood, then stains the hell out of it (almost as bad a paint), <sigh.>
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On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 21:43:39 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm,

He sands only to 150, stains the shit out of it (to bring out the scratches?), nails things onto it, then swabs poly all over it. Oy vay!
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Phisherman wrote:

Never seen the show, but it gets right up my nose when blokes do that sort of thing. Worked for a furniture company once that specialised in making Jarrah side boards and kitchens. They used to make this real beaut piece out of sold Jarrah, then slap Jarrah stain on it, "So as to even out the colour". IMO they should have used merrantie or pine and whacked the Jarrah stain on that. Leave the real stuff for blokes that appreciate real timber and it's many colours and defects.
regards John
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Sun, Feb 12, 2006, 9:43pm (EST+5) snipped-for-privacy@nobody.com (Phisherman) trieh to assert: <sni>t (almost as bad a paint), <sigh.>
Uh huh, yeah, sure, right. And next thing you're probably gonna tell us don't paint cherry.
JOAT I'm busy now, can I ignore you some other time?
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I was rather surprised to see that myself until I thought about it. This is Norm usual. He doesn't seem to like the natural color of any wood. All his stain jobs are very, very dark and for paint, green seems to be a favorite. He did admit on one show that he was not known for good finishes. He said that the piece he was making that day (I don't remember what it was) was going to be finished different than the prototype. The crew all told him that the prototype was so ugly, he needed to do something different for the show. I've seen him apply a dark stain to cherry and paint teak green.

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Maybe he's color-blind. Seriously. That would explain the unusual paint schemes.
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I have to use some proprietary software from time to time that is a graphically intense program. And the guy who does all the graphics is color blind. I have to spend hours changing the colors to something that doesn't give me headaches.
Talk about putting the wrong guy on this particular task.
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Lee Michaels wrote:

Had a mate who was describing the paint job he intended to do on house. He was trying to give me an idea of the tone of red he was going to use and after looking around the sitting room and finding nothing the colour he had in mind, pointed out the window and said "There, that's the colour, the same red as the door on your shed".
The door on my shed is GREEN, this bloke was a copper to.
regards John
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It's quite possible.

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My guess is that it's because he's sponsored by Minwax.
Gary in Virginia
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I kind of find it funny when I am at shows, and people ask me what stains do I use. " I don't stain anything, these are the natural colors of the woods." "Oh, they are so beautiful"
I don't know where people get the idea that wood has to be stained to look good. robo hippy
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Because most people that stain, stain unfinished pine furniture.
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On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 01:33:43 +0000, Leon wrote:

Some truth in this. I know, I was one of them. Started out 25 years ago buying home center pine and staining and varnishing everything. Now I use hardwoods and haven't used stain for several years. Finishes of choice are shellac, homemade wiping varnish, and sometimes oil.
Sometimes I like the way Norm finishes his projects. Most of the time I don't. Since they are his projects and not mine I figure he can do what he wants and I'll do what I want.
D.G. Adams
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Leon wrote:

What's really sad is that if you're buying unfinished pine furniture, it looks heaps better down the road if it was simply clear coated then stained. Or for that matter, milk painted.
I've seen old pine stuff take on a decent look because it was coated with shellac or an oil varnish. Again, not appropriate for the Vanderbilt's ballroom, but still displaying a comfy, warm, country charm.
OTOH, pine stained with Minwax Dark or Special Walnut just NEVER seems to look good. <G>
Barry
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Who make all manner of clear finishes as well. Doubt it.
Norm's still got the carpenter mentality, I think, where he's knocking things together out of #2 common SPF and trying to make it look good. Ever try to match spruce to pine or white pine to red? Takes a heap of color and glaze.
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GeeDubb (in nAMHf.21$ snipped-for-privacy@news.uswest.net) said:
| did Norm stain black walnut with a dark walnut stain? Beautiful | wood turned to ugly. | | I just don't understand, somebody 'spain it to me
'Cause it was nicer than the avocado latex he had in the paint shed?
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"Morris Dovey" wrote in message

... and it had five pounds of brads in it, so why not?
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Just take a look at Norm's entire body of work. He almost always smears some black tar crap on what was a nice looking piece of furniture, although I think that it may actually not be as dark in reality as it looks in the finishing room on the show. I can't recall him ever leaving anything a natural color.
Frank
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