davewyo

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    Grand Junction, CO
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    furniture making

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  1. davewyo

    Weathered wood finish

    I didn't find it to be very caustic. It only imparts a slight greying effect. Sort of a kick start down the grey weathered pathway which you find on naturally exposed boards.
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    Weathered wood finish

    I've used hydrogen peroxide with wood ash or mortar mix to give a light weathered look. The more textured the wood is, the better the results.
  3. davewyo

    Cabriole Thing

    No worries, Richard. I see it too! It makes me want to go out and get a cone....
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    Cabriole Thing

    Thanks guys, but I doubt I'll submit it for anything. It's just not in me. Plus, it's not finished yet! Ha, Ha! I hadn't seen that before, but now it's all I CAN see! I like my soft ice-cream dipped in chocolate. Mmmmmmm...Chocolate.
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    Cabriole Thing

    Thanks, Steve!
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    Cabriole Thing

    Thanks! I went back to the beginning of this journal and it looks like I've been at it for over two years now. The "exciting conclusion" is highly anticipated in my household!
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    Cabriole Thing

    I started into spraying the finish. http:// http:// http://
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    Cabriole Thing

    Thanks, Steve! I certainly hope to get it done this year. I plan on spraying it with shellac. I already sprayed the doors and pre-finished the interior of the case, drawer blades etc. The shellac should be plenty of protection but if it doesn't appeal to me it will make a nice base coat. Thanks, Chet! The "carving" of the finial is pretty easy. There are a few different variations on the shape of the flutes. I think of the variation I chose as the corkscrew style, and it is probably one of the easier to pull off. My difficulty has mostly been with not having a lathe in the first place and work holding and such.
  9. davewyo

    Cabriole Thing

    Marked out some lines, did some cutting with a hand saw. http:// Then some rasp. http:// Got it where I wanted. http:// Cut it off. http:// And cleaned up the tip. http:// http://
  10. davewyo

    Researching Scroll Saws...

    Check out Delta scroll saws too. I have one and I'm very happy with it. It's about 100 beans cheaper than the DeWilt, so it may not be the same quality or burliness, but it gets the job done quite nicely. One thing I would highly recommend is getting a foot pedal.
  11. davewyo

    Cabriole Thing

    I guess I should say that the work-piece is upside down, and that I still have to carve the "flame" into the "bowling pin", but yeah, this one could easily be a reject.
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    Cabriole Thing

    Or... "I know the finial is in there. I just need to take away everything that isn't finial and Hey Presto!"
  13. davewyo

    Cabriole Thing

    Yeah, no kidding! I need to make stuff or learn something new, or I go a little crazy. Even my cats were jonesing for a workbench. http://
  14. davewyo

    Cabriole Thing

    I roughed out a finial before I left Wyoming. I haven't gotten too much done since, besides a little rasping and filing.
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    Cabriole Thing

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