Well Larry to a certain degree I agree with you, that is with the poly not
Yes the woodis beautiful in its natural state, so was the tree before we
cust it down to make something elso of it.
I have seen posts here about the objection to stain and there is a few woods
that i do not ever like stained but there are times when the natural color
just does not do it.
That said which i have the feeling is going to cause another backlash.
I'm a pro and have had hundreds of guys work for me over the years and have
taught as many many differant things.
As their Employer when working I would never object to telling someone they
screwed up. Have been know to pick cabinets up and throw them at a cemment
block when I was younger.( Damn did I really do that)
Because the quality of the work did not stand up to that man's potential.
But one thing I would never do is to break down a mans pride in his
We all have differant levels of skills and knowledge and each one of us has
a differant level of proudful accomplishments.
Woodworking is a labor of love Always has been Always will be.
I've been at it for 48 years and I live by the statement that I do not work,
I happen to do something I love and have been very fortunate to be able to
make a living at it. Have turned out some good stufff and my share of crap
So when one of you is at home in your Garage workshop Hand planing and hand
dovetailing and nailing things together and slapping Black ink on it because
you heard somewhere this makes the wood darker and then you preserve that
"Poly" Unsaturated Motor Oil #30 weight of course.
Walked out of that garage door with a head as big as the goodyear Blimp
proud of what you have accomplished.
WELL what can I say isn't that what it is all about ??
Hmmmm !!!!! Black Ink haven't tried that one yet. Hmmmm !!!!
I have looked at many peice's of shit IMHO,
and never once would I take the glow in the presenters eye away from them.
Therefore henceforth My remark to your remark.
On Sat, 4 Oct 2003 07:54:56 -0700, "George M. Kazaka"
If asking him "why sand if you stain/poly?" is breaking
down a man's pride in his personal accomplishments,
I stand guilty as charged, but I COULDN'T have taken
the presenter's glow away because he hasn't even put a
finish on it yet. (Nor would I in person. I usually just
shut up if I don't have anything good to say.)
Anyway, I suppose I was attempting to make him rethink
his processes so we could all be proud of his work.
Life is short. Eat dessert first!
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In general, if you will be applying a film finish sanding beyond 220 is a
waste of time. For an oil finish I'll often sand to 600/800. For small
object that will be handled and viewed closely such as pens, I've gone
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