What has happened to Woodworks. Just when I was beginning to enjoy
watching/learning it seems to be off the air. Have my VHS set for
record on Sat. Mornings and this weekend no woodworks. Checked HGTV
website and no listing of the show. Does anyone know what happened?
I think they're just doing the typical summer rerun thing (at least that's
what it looks like if you check the diynet.com website schedule for the
show). I guess HGTV didn't want to use those shows. They're doing reruns
on the NYW, too. If you look at David Marks' website, he already has
materials lists for a 5th season of projects, although those shows haven't
been aired yet (not to my knowledge at least). So, we can be pretty sure
we'll get to see more stuff from him. I'm with you, I was really starting
to appreciate his approach to work and getting quite a bit out of watching
his projects. Would be a shame if HGTV screws up another programming
I'm curious, does anyone out there actually get the DIY network? I'm not
sure how recent this network is, but I've lived in a lot of different places
(although only the Northeast for the last 4 years) and I've never had this
I figured everyone had seen that show. For all you complaining about
Norm putting poly on everything - you'll like Woodworks better. He's
much more into the "beauty of the wood". However, he has even less
variation in his finishing habits than Norm...I don't think I've seen
Marks use anything other than tung oil.
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I don't remember that episode, but he must have been using Potassium
Dichromate. It is an oxidizer that actually ages the wood. Depending
on the % solution used, you can "age" it a little with a weak solution
or a lot with a stronger one, to me weak is 1% where strong is 5-10%
I'm using it to age a cherry bedroom suit now...5% solution seemed
best for my client's taste.
Garrett Wade carries this, in crystalline form, on their web site.
Potassium dichromate in a very dilute (1 to 3%) aqueous solution does a
beautiful job of emphasizing hardwoods. Years ago I used to use it on
mahogany caskets to produce a very pronounced grain.
David O wrote:
Wipe it on - foam brush is good.
It's very prone to streaking, so use a dilute solution. It's also
worth sponging the timber with plenty of water beforehand.
Personally I don't use it. Dichromates are more toxic than I really
want to handle, so I'd rather use potassium permanganate.
I get DIY with our Everest digital cable (they're a local competitor to
Don't know about this upcoming week, but I just watched two episodes on
Saturday night. They play at 9:00pm ET (8:00pm where I am), two episodes
in a row. They repeat the show that aired earlier in the week (Mondays I
think) and another rerun.
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