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  3. bleedinblue

    Wood finishes for beginner set

    Same. Occassionally I'll get brave and venture toward Minwax wipe on poly, or most recently Waterlox...both of which have extremely similar properties, application method and results as ARS
  4. K Cooper

    Wood finishes for beginner set

    I’m more of a sissy with stains and blame it on the fact that I like the color that Mother Nature gave the wood. I seldom vary from Arm R Seal. And I’d much rather pay 10% more when I need it than have it go bad on the shelf or not use it at a bargain.
  5. K Cooper

    Spanky's Awesome Curly Ambrosia Maple

    Those are incredibly cool!
  6. bleedinblue

    A Roubo from beams?

    It's something like 2 3/8". Partly to make it easy to slide clamps in, partly to hit 24" total width. Each slab ended up slightly narrower than the plans called for but I still wanted at least 24".
  7. wtnhighlander

    A Roubo from beams?

    Looks like a bench you can really work on! Curious about the center gap and stop. Is it photo distortion, or did you make it extra wide for a particular reason?
  8. Bmac

    Spanky's Awesome Curly Ambrosia Maple

    Well I'll count this one as super good. Thank you for the boards!
  9. Bmac

    Spanky's Awesome Curly Ambrosia Maple

    Yes, cut this off the end of one board that looked like it had the most figure, I'm assuming it was the butt end side, the curl wasn't as intense further up from this cutoff. But, I did not realize how much figure I had until I put the finish on. Honestly my jaw dropped.
  10. Spanky

    Spanky's Awesome Curly Ambrosia Maple

    The super good curly logs with ambrosia are hard to get.
  11. Spanky

    Spanky's Awesome Curly Ambrosia Maple

    You got 6 ft of the butt end of the board on all that order of curly ambrosia maple.
  12. Bmac

    Spanky's Awesome Curly Ambrosia Maple

    Yes it is, resawn and bookmatched these panels from a 12" cut off the end of one board, thinking this was the butt side of the board. Crazy amount of curl showed up on the one esp after I applied the finish.
  13. Spanky

    Spanky's Awesome Curly Ambrosia Maple

    That from the last shipment?
  14. I'll let the pictures do the talking, these are panels for doors in a cabinet I'm making, one coat of osmo polyx;
  15. Bmac

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Sounds like Dale is getting nervous, Rickey branching out with his awesome stock. Don't worry Dale, there will be enough as long as Rickey keeps milling more.
  16. K Cooper

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Me and hoard are best of buddies
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  18. RIW

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Time to hoard lumber. So I have more than enough when I retire. Plus it keeps it in state.
  19. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Man are going to start selling lumber to? The Houston boy my customer.
  20. Wimayo

    Wood finishes for beginner set

    I think one of the easiest finishes to use is the old time equal parts mix of boiled linseed oil, mineral spirits, and varnish. Great for a beginner. It is reasonably durable and very easy to apply. I apply it with a folded piece of blue paper towel. It dries slowly enough that you don't have to hurry and this allows you to backup and correct mistakes if needed. There is lots of information on the net about it. You can substitute tung oil if you want a lighter amber color. You can also substitute turpentine for MS and poly for varnish.
  21. I'd bite but then I'd have to get a scraper or two. Been putting that off.
  22. RIW

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Rickey, 2 people i know have gave me a few logs. I need them flinch cut if you can . 8 Walnut 8 Cherry 1 Spalted Maple and 3 Red Cedar. They will average 17 inches. Also will you sell the Curly Soft Maple log that's under my Cherry logs.
  23. Chet

    A Roubo from beams?

    That really came out great Frank. I think the wood you used ended up giving it an old school look. I would be real happy to look at that everyday if it were in my shop. Very sharp.
  24. Woodenskye

    A Roubo from beams?

    Great job Frank!
  25. Jim DaddyO

    A Roubo from beams?

    I think you did a great job and the bench is quite the accomplishment. Congrats and enjoy it for many years.
  26. pkinneb

    A Roubo from beams?

    Very nice!!
  27. B. Brinkley

    Need advice on constructing this glued panel

    So far Gee-Dub's suggestion to use splines has worked out very nicely! Thank you sir! Slowly but surely I am making progress on the bed frame. This pine came from 150 year old dairy barn roof beams. The photos make it look kinda washed out, but the wood is hard as heck and a dark, rich honey color. It is very nice to work with when using hand planes and scrapers and smells fantastic. One thing of concern is the wood is very heavy due to it's density and probably resin content. Should be a tank when finished.
  28. AHD

    OSMO Polyx Oil & Top Oil Durability Test

    Video's unavailable now... What was the conclusion?
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