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.
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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.
Sun, Feb 12, 2006, 9:43pm (EST+5) email@example.com (Phisherman) trieh to
<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.
I'm busy now, can I ignore you some other time?
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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>
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
GeeDubb (in nAMHf.21$ firstname.lastname@example.org) 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?
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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
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