A friend I used to work with had both CTS surgeries done at once.
She had to have her husband wipe her every time she went to the
bathroom for nearly 2 months. I'll bet he was glad when those
casts came off.
Good luck on your results.
Strong like ox, smart like tractor.
My guy refuses to do that. Even if for some sick reason I wanted to
do both, he wouldn't. I ride mountain bikes with a guy who broke
both elbows in a crash. His girlfriend wiped him for a few months.
When he healed, she dumped him.
That works great until the customer wants a tight, quiet grain.
I always suggest oak or ash whenever I *have* to stain. The stars
don't always align, so I have the procedure I posted to the cherry
Depends. I don't stain cherry. I stain maple. Sometimes. Most of the
time, I think staining is a crime against some pretty nice wood. I've
refinished some (taking cover - avoiding bricks) Ethan Allan furniture.
When I got though stripping it, the wood wasn't that bad. You sure
couldn't tell when the finish was on. I've built replacement parts for
damaged pieces. I've almost always had to play with stain to keep the
new parts from sticking out like a sore thumb. Never say never or always.
As a hobbyist woodworker, I'm still learning how to finish. I don't stain
cherry unless it's a gift and the giftee would like it to match something
else and then it's dye on top of sealer. I always stain pine. I sometimes
stain oak. So I guess it would depend on the wood.
See my mean remarks from earlier today. It WILL unblotch it, right? ;)
I was a varnish man in my yout, then I found Watco Natural, then
Waterlox. It combines all the goodness of linseed oil, varnish, and
tung oil. Ten times better than that poly crap. I'll give you 20:1
that all the guys who say they stain also use poly. "Cuz Blob Villa
told me to!"
Goodonya, Mate. Try Waterlox.
Like the plague.
Strong like ox, smart like tractor.
nope Norm :))
I like staining simply because I like they way it looks, little darker, I
may get flamed for this but I like minwax natural dosn't change the color a
lot, just a enough
I've done a number of wax finishes, they look great, but they don't hold up
to much use
I've read about doing a wax over poly, I think I'm going to give that a try
Never understood the flaming over stains- I like Minwax Natural, too.
I've wrecked a few nice projects using other stains, so I'm a little
gunshy about the darker ones, but the natural is really nice, IMO.
I like to wax over oil or the abovementioned Minwax.
I'm not saying that's a "bad" idea, but what is the point of that?
I just avoid the ones I've botched up. Usually, I just try to get the
right wood, and use a clear or nearly clear finish these days, but
back when I could only afford cheap POS wood, stain was sometimes
Aut inveniam viam aut faciam
Given the meaning of "stain":
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
Stain \Stain\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. ; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [Abbrev. fr. distain.]
1. To discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make
foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor
stained with blood.
2. To color, as wood, glass, paper, cloth, or the like, by
processess affecting, chemically or otherwise, the
material itself; to tinge with a color or colors combining
with, or penetrating, the substance; to dye; as, to stain
wood with acids, colored washes, paint rubbed in, etc.; to
3. To spot with guilt or infamy; to bring reproach on; to
blot; to soil; to tarnish.
Of honor void, Of innocence, of faith, of purity,
Our wonted ornaments now soiled and stained.
4. To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison.
She stains the ripest virgins of her age. --Beau. &
That did all other beasts in beauty stain.
Three of the four definitions say clearly that staining is a bad
thing, so you have to be lucky if you want you work to be improved by
stainging ... ;-)
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