post info on your last project
not many of you post your projects so this is your chance
i made a minimalist bookshelf
a sort of mission style but more minimal
all from previously used lumber
also making some tv trays
these make the usual store bought trays look even cheaper and flimsier
which seems hard as most of the ones i have seen are thrown together
garbage which is not a surprise
so it was easy to do better
I made my first table. While I had no problems cutting and gluing the
table I had a lot of problems with the finish. With extensive research
and experimentation it is complete and is sitting beside me as I type.
While I know it it not what is consider good by the subscribers to this
newsgroup, I am satisfied with my First table.
On Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 6:56:17 AM UTC-6, keith_
My first table was in 9th grade shop class - 2'X 2' top, 4 legs with lower
stretchers, no skirt-type leg-top attachment.... the legs attached directly
to the top with "dowels". I had no idea of what a dowel rod was. I carve
d "dowels" (nubs) on the leg tops, to insert into the table holes. The te
acher made it a point of showing the class what I did (carved dowels), then
he explained, to me, what a dowel is for, etc.
Lately, my projects have been put on hold. Been away from home, a lot, tak
ing care of Mom, with dementia. To engage her, we built a new bird house.
Hope to bring it back to her, today, for priming and painting. Seems, t
hese little projects (flowers, pot plants, also) helps keep her mind off ot
her "issues".... calms her anxieties, etc.
I hope to be back in the shop tomorrow and do a little more work on the alt
ernative camp dining table.... E.R. cedar, this time 'round.
like the birdhouse idea
now i know what to do with all the scraps i have
i know an old man that might like one for similar reasons
what kind of bird or is it purely decorative
i know some birds are picky about the house they will use
i always figure that if you like what you make then it is a success
i always notice my flaws in the stuff i make and no one else does
the shelf i made has a saw burn mark here and there and it almost
looks like the wood grain
i noticed it but no one else mentioned it
Satin uses a talc additive to give a "satin" appearance and starts off
as a gloss. Gloss simply does not talc to muddy up the finish.
Typically you use gloss to get a good clear finish and then as a last
coat add the satin.
I decided to make a set of cauls. Wouldn't you know it, though? My
tools are all set up to cut straight and all the hand planes were down
with a case of Oak rust! I've got them sitting in a special Nitrogen
solution to hopefully reverse it.
i use resins and tannins to mean the same but i did not know this about
oak and fasteners
i made a small table using oak not too long ago and use stainless just
for the look and i guess i count myself lucky for doing that
i bought high quality stainless nuts and bolts
On 16 Nov 2015 15:34:12 GMT
Puckdropper <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
oak rust is a fungus
tannins are a constituent of resins
tannins in the pulp and paper industry are considered corrosion
and a study showed that pH was a corrosive factor and that tannins
are a corrosion inhibitor
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