Lee Bussy

Bussy Family Table

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Looks like all your effort paid off ! Excellent results.

When I do finish matching like that a write down the finish schedule and materials used on a note card & attach to the back or underside for the next guy to work from years in the future.

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Just now, wdwerker said:

Looks like all your effort paid off ! Excellent results.

When I do finish matching like that a write down the finish schedule and materials used on a note card & attach to the back or underside for the next guy to work from years in the future.

I'll have to do that, thanks for the tip.  I was going to type up the history of the table and put it in an envelope tacked inside that column.  I can add that info as well.

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12 hours ago, bradseubert said:

Looks great! What color dye and gel stain did you end up using?

 

11 hours ago, drzaius said:

Yes, if you could share your finish schedule that's be great.

Inspired by Jeff Jewitt:

  • New Wood:  Sand to 220.  Distilled water wipedown to raise grain followed by a 220 sanding
  • Old Wood:  Bleach and sand to 220.
  • TransTint Brown Mahogany @ 3.4% in distilled water  (Jeff calls for 3.0%)
  • General Finishes SealACell Sealer followed by a scuff-sand with 320
  • General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain (Jeff calls for Candlelite)
  • (so far) 1 coat General Finishes ArmRSeal Satin

 

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    You did one hell of a great job on that restoration, fluff out those feathers and make Mom one happy lady.  She's got a son to be proud of!

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Thanks gents.   Yes it was certainly challenging in a lot of ways - certainly more so than just a plan slab table top should have been.  I'm very happy with the result and I have a new favorite finishing technique. :)

Now I need to make chairs  :o

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