Tag Archives: finishing

How I Apply an Oil/Wax Finish

It is no secret that I prefer a hand-rubbed oil finish.  It is my go-to finish of choice.  I don’t think that I am alone in this fondness.  Judging by the blog posts and articles that I read, several others … Continue reading

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Honey Do-Kitchen Island-Part 2-Complete

I spent the week just as I predicted in my last post.  Several evenings this week were spent filling nail holes, sanding and applying three coats of Minwax Polyshades.  I have to admit that this Polyshades goop is a decent … Continue reading

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Dishwasher Install Followup

In my last post I told you about my dishwasher install project.  The process involved shifting the entire face frame, and associated drawers and doors, 6″ to close up a gap at the side of the dishwasher.  This of course … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 9

The inaugural first coat of Hillbilly Pine Enhancer is on and I think I may have a winner. OK, let me back up a little and tone down the BS. I use pine for a lot of my projects.  Damn … Continue reading

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Side Table-Progress 3-Complete

OK, I last left off with the top panel in the clamps.        

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HB Hobby Tansu #1-Part 15-Complete

Over the course of this past week I applied three coats of Tried & True Original oil finish to the Hillbilly Hobby Tansu.  I also used the evenings this week to tie and ready the “hardware”.  All of the pulls … Continue reading

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Japanese Toolbox-Progress 5-Complete

I did a little less than scientific weight trials on the completed toolbox.  I used a bathroom scale and weighed myself.  Using that base weight I was able to obtain a fairly close approximation of the empty and packed toolbox. … Continue reading

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Practice with the Uzukuri-Part 2

In Part 1 of this this series David asked a question: “Knowing what you know now does the purchase of the three Uzukuri look like a good investment or do you think you could have made home made ones?” When … Continue reading

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Practice with the Uzukuri-Part 1

I’m taking the opportunity to practice using the uzukuri while building my Japanese style toolbox.  Well “practice” may be a little misleading.  I don’t really have a clue how these tools are supposed to be used beyond “rub them on … Continue reading

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At the Altars of Flat, Smooth and Texture

I’ve been working wood off and on for well over two decades now.  Since day one I’ve worshiped at the altars of flat and smooth.  Everything I read and saw told me that finished surfaces should be just that, flat … Continue reading

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