On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:53:38 AM UTC-5, Bill wrote:
ls you might like this: http://www.woodworksbb.es/ I don't think he drips a
bead of sweat during the entire video.
Long drawn out video, because of the slow-mo presentation. I kinna got bor
ed watching it, but the project and work was nice.
Seems he used Trewax as the finish (on raw wood?), though I can't tell, for
sure, which wax that is. After finish sanding, I've used Trewax on raw ER
Cedar, 20-25 yrs ago, and this display cabinet still looks great, still sm
ooth as a baby's bottom. I may have applied one other coat, in those years
, but I don't recall for sure. Dusting the cabinet is a snap, as the dust
wipes off, much better, than with my other non-waxed or other topcoated fur
At that time, applying a paste wax to raw wood was a new idea for me . I w
as impressed as to how the wax, only, produced the "finish" results, so wel
Other paste waxes may do a similar job, as my experience with Trewax, but I
have been impressed with this application and I've used Trewax for a few o
ther small projects.... and for waxing my big iron tool's tops. I think Br
iwax (or is it Breewax) is similar to Trewax.
One drawback, to applying paste wax to raw wood: It takes lots of elbow gr
ease to polish the wood, i.e., to remove the dried wax surface film or crus
t, from the wood, as per the instructions.
Also, I don't know if the wax has anything to do with it, but this cedar ca
binet hasn't shown any signs of the resin leaching out, from the wood, as I
've had resin leaching out from pieces coated with a dedicated finish. I t
hink the wax is not a sealant, so it allows the wood to "breathe"(?), hence
the resin doesn't leach out.... this is speculation on my part.
I haven't heard of anyone using paste wax, only, as a finish on raw wood, s
o seeing him do so, if that's what he did, was noteworthy, for me.
Really Nice Bill...
A couple of comments... geez, couldn't he use a crappy chisel to clean
the glue out????
And it looks like an ad for Lee Valley/Veritas.... mostly all Lee Valley
Very nice build, no burning on the cherry, since there was no machines....
Wax for a finish..... I guess no blotching that way either.
He is a very good craftsman.
Too bad it was Vimeo... mine kept freezing and I had to hit pause then
continue... was this just me... or do others experience this.
I have always had problems with vimeo. I think it is used to piss off
people and computers. It seems to run better in chrome. My wife's computer
won't run it at all. I can get it to work in chrome on her machine about
half the time with chrome.
And among people we have sent videos to, about half of them can't run vimeo
either. Why do people use us problematic formats?
I didn't have any problems at all with it, but I expect the difference
may be due to having a separate video card on my computer compared to
one with a graphics processor which is built into the main processor
(CPU). The latter may be fine for most purposes, but is lesser in
Interesting... nicely demonstrated the proficient application of
I liked his thick steel straight edges for checking flatness.
I also liked his use of shooting boards for shooting the long edges. I often
do that... something that occurred to me as being a reasonable technique
after watching the carpenters at Colonial Williamsburg shoot flooring boards
that were perhaps 20 feet long. I hadn't seen it done by anyone else
The dovetail layout technique was interesting... though I had to watch that
section twice as I missed his spacing layout the first time. It was
effective but complicated compared to my technique... I used to get confused
when I drew a lot of lines... now I keep it real simple!
The wax finish was a nice touch. I dare say it is the oldest finish there is
and I've used it on some utility (but not crude) items made from pine and
The video was a nice diversion and I was amused to find that the sanding was
the most offensive part of the whole process... to the demonstrator!
One more thing about the video, I like when no one talks..I get the
picture perfectly clear. Too many of todays videos are blah blah blahhhh...
They like to hear themselves talk... I like to watch them work.
John, I agree about the dovetail layouts... it was a lot of layout work.
Outstanding video. Often I find myself FF thru a video, especially one
this long, but this was a joy to watch over coffee.
And I absolutely love the table. A clean lined utilitarian table.
Where can I get one? ;-)
I was beginning to think him devoid of facial expression until the end
when he smiled. A table to be proud of indeed. :-)
Thanks for sharing!
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