Being relative new at this woodworking hobby (I do build a pretty darn good
fence and decks) I need some advice.
1) I've got this burning desire to buy a Incra Twin Linear and there is a
woodworking show coming to the Seattle area next weekend. Is it possible
(or even probable) I may find it there with a "Show Special" price? Do these
kind of things happen at these shows? Or should I go ahead and get it from
2) Does HVLP mean high volume low pressure?
3) What kind of wood is 'Mission' style furniture usually made from? I'm
kind of commited to making a display box for my son to show his collection
of golf balls. I figured this could be a good starter project and his
furniture is mostly the 'Mission' style.
1) Not sure (sorry)
2) Yes, High Pressure Low Volume
3) White oak, preferrably quarter sawn, if you can afford it. Also,
Stickley used a finishing technique called "ammonia fuming" where you put
the piece in a "tent" (literally, a tent, or you can construct an enclosure
with Plastic and 2x2s), put in high concentrated ammonia, and let the
ammonia "fume" into the wood. This allows the stain to penetrate deeper
into the wood and provides even coverage. The downside is that its
dangerous -- ammonia fumes can be quite harmful. I think you can google
"ammonia fuming" and get plenty of information)
On Tue, 7 Oct 2003 14:06:03 -0700, "ELA"
You won't use it a fraction as much as you expect (IMHE)
Quite probably. You can certainly wait until the weekend and find out.
"Mission" means almost as wide a range as "arts and crafts".
The classic Mission / Craftsman / A&C timber is quartersawn white oak,
so as to show the ray-flake pattern (only visible on a radial face).
Finishing is by ammonia fuming (sometimes by staining, but ammonia is
easy) to accentuate this. Ammonia, oil, then shellac is my usual
Historically, a lot of the low-end stuff was ash, stained to resemble
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