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by AsonnyA
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Novice with vintage mahogany rocking chair
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: Novice with vintage mahogany rocking chair

That 3:2:1 recipe... if you are familiar with that schedule, then that may be best. If you go with potassium dichromate, do it in the shade, not in direct sunlight. I think in direct sunlight the wood will turn black FAST! But I can't recall for sure, might be magnesium chromate that turns wood blac...
by AsonnyA
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Novice with vintage mahogany rocking chair
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: Novice with vintage mahogany rocking chair

Looks like the fabric is torn on the left front corner. Are you to reupholster the seat? As for as stripping, I'll defer to Bob's suggestion, use a chemical stripper. It appears the cane has darkened with age, but those dark blackish areas may be the blackened wood's finish. Cane is usually sealed w...
by AsonnyA
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Novice with vintage mahogany rocking chair
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: Novice with vintage mahogany rocking chair

I forgot to mention.... that rinse/clean with lacquer thinner and tooth brush for the ornate areas..... Ah, the lacquer thinner may melt/dissolve tooth brush bristles. Test the tooth brush first or use a small brass bristle brush or use mineral spirits to rinse/clean, rather than lacquer thinner. So...
by AsonnyA
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Novice with vintage mahogany rocking chair
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: Novice with vintage mahogany rocking chair

That blackness looks like an old tinted lacquer finish, the way it's peeling off, deteriorating. I've seen this often. It should scrape off fairly easy using a curved edge knife. I have curved edged Old Hickory knives I use like a cabinet scraper for just such scraping. After scraping, sand any rema...
by AsonnyA
Sat May 22, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Help what should i do ?
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Help what should i do ?

Well, it was probably always dark under the goo. Removing the goo revealed the extent of darkness. The fogginess may be the result of the Krud Kutter, but not sure. Krud Kutter is a cleaner, a degreaser. After the KK treatment did you wipe clean with a clean cloth, a wet/damp cloth? Wiping/rinsing m...
by AsonnyA
Fri May 14, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Table Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Table Restoration

I think using a typical wood filler would be hard to color match, might be an eye sore. Seems you have some fairly deep scratches. As to the pics, I don't see any significant areas missing veneer or having extreme severe physical damage, though some scratches look nasty. Is it the scratches, only, y...
by AsonnyA
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Help Refinishing a Danish Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Help Refinishing a Danish Dining Table

Not knowing what specie of wood the table's veneer is, though teak was a common furniture lumber during mid last century in Europe.... Cherry darkens with age. Your table's veneer may express a similar characteristic. Generally, a leaf of a table is used less than the ends, hence your leaf may not h...
by AsonnyA
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Barrister bookcase doors
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Barrister bookcase doors

Without seeing it, it may be hard to figure out what needs to be done. There's a multitude of designs of those cabinets. Close the door and look on the top edge or on the side (at the top) to see if there is some sort of small metal cover, to remove or to open it to access. If there is no access por...
by AsonnyA
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: How to secure thin seat to chair frame
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: How to secure thin seat to chair frame

I would think if the triangle blocks were glued to the seat panel, then attach those blocks to the frame. The seat doesn't need many attachments to the frame to be stable. Your description doesn't state what/how the seat was glued down. Were the blocks attached to the frame, then the seat glued to a...
by AsonnyA
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: How to secure thin seat to chair frame
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: How to secure thin seat to chair frame

After further investigation, I suspect that's not specifically a Harvey Nichols chair. Harvey Nichols Co. was a department store. Some other "company" or person(s) made the chairs and Harvey Nichols Co. simply slapped their store name tag on it. A probable no-name or no common name maker i...
by AsonnyA
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: How to secure thin seat to chair frame
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: How to secure thin seat to chair frame

The seat panel is very unlikely to have lateral forces exerted on it during use. The only significant forces are likely to be up and down. As per your second pic, https://ibb.co/bBttFd5, the seat appears to be hinged at the back, denoted by the 1, 2, 3 "markers"/tags, but I see no hinges. ...
by AsonnyA
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Help restoring a table top
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Help restoring a table top

Chances are you may have to strip the top and refinish. Pic #1 has a white ring on the right side. Apply some mayonnaise to the ring for an hour or so, rubbing it in periodically.... see if the ring disappears. After the 1 hour treatment, clean off the mayo with mild soap and water. If some of the r...
by AsonnyA
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: How to fix this worktop
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: How to fix this worktop

Another option: If you still have the broken-off piece.... Clean the mating surfaces and epoxy it back on. Use tape to "clamp" it in place until the epoxy dries. Clean any squeeze out with the epoxy's recommended cleaner/solvent. Contact cement would probably work, also. Do a dry fit befor...
by AsonnyA
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Grand Father Clock
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Grand Father Clock

Yes, there is something out there. There is, also, someone out there. Your issue depends on, or may depend on several things. How bad is the crazing.... What finish is presently on the piece.... to name a few. It is likely impossible to give you specific instructions to fix your issues, if we don't ...
by AsonnyA
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Refinishing antique church pew
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Refinishing antique church pew

Lacquer thinner is volatile and the fumes are harmful to breathe in. I use KleanStrip in the spray can, available at Walmart. If the old finish is already flaking off or coming off fairly easily, maybe just sanding the remainder is good enough. For many of my utility pieces I use Varathane Floor fin...
by AsonnyA
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: What is This Groove Around the Back of This Chair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: What is This Groove Around the Back of This Chair?

Yeah, I couldn't see them well, either. My first thought was caning holes, but I expected to be able to see those size holes. And when OP said groove, I initially though pressed-in cane. The style of the chair guided away from the caning rationale. I'd like to see better seat frame details, to get a...
by AsonnyA
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: What is This Groove Around the Back of This Chair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: What is This Groove Around the Back of This Chair?

The small holes are probably what you suspect, staple or tack holes. For upholstering, if you think you'll need pics for guidance, I'm working on a similar project now. The wood in/of the groove appears to still be solid (not too pitted by the staple/tack holes), but I can't see exactly all what's t...
by AsonnyA
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wondering how to achieve this edge effect
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Re: Wondering how to achieve this edge effect

Flickr is a free photo site. Picasa, Photobucket and others are free, also. Flickr is a "product" of yahoo. Load the pic(s) there, then give us the link, like with my Flickr pages.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/

Sonny
by AsonnyA
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wondering how to achieve this edge effect
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Re: Wondering how to achieve this edge effect

I'm suspecting a curved edge of some sort, where a shadow type coloring or depth of field type coloring is used. Spray stain/pigment from one direction, or such, to highlight deep areas or to highlight one part of the surface, other part(s) remain non-"colored". Result: deep areas dark col...
by AsonnyA
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Yakisugi Japanese Scorched Wood Finish
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: Yakisugi Japanese Scorched Wood Finish

This seems to be a good DIY guide: Torch, sand, stain, wax. I'd never heard of linseed oil wax.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUAC-rziYkA

Sonny
by AsonnyA
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: mission style recliner - restore or new ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Re: mission style recliner - restore or new ?

The 1990126 is no longer in production. On that link, the price given is for the 1990026. Some outlets may still have a 1990126 in stock. As for as options, that's not our call. Since cost is no factor.... Buying new (and sell the one you have) gives immediate use of the chair, if you can buy locall...
by AsonnyA
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Yakisugi Japanese Scorched Wood Finish
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: Yakisugi Japanese Scorched Wood Finish

> want to use it on a project. What's the project, interior or exterior, furniture? All sorts of info on the Net. No personal experience, but many woodworkers char wood with a torch for the burned look. Some eateries have walls that have the burned "paneling" (boards). These examples are s...
by AsonnyA
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Older Glider Won't Stop Squeaking!
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Re: Older Glider Won't Stop Squeaking!

Defective bearings? Lubricating defected bearing may not stop a squeak.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GIAIujw8WU

If you discover it's wood against wood rubbing, use candle wax, not oil, to lubricate the surfaces.

Tighten all screws, nuts & bolts.

Sonny
by AsonnyA
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Micro bubble formation using polywax sealer
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: Micro bubble formation using polywax sealer

Another thing I thought about.... I often use water based Varathane floor finish for *utility pieces, not fine furniture. I almost always get air bubbles you describe. I remedy the bubbles by applying a good coat of finish, then wipe my brush relatively dry with a paper towel, then slowly brush back...
by AsonnyA
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Micro bubble formation using polywax sealer
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: Micro bubble formation using polywax sealer

Bob may have more suggestions, also. I'm not familiar with that particular product. Spec sheet says it's solvent is aliphatic, mineral turpentine. Spec sheet says drying time varies! What the hell good is that info.... "varies"? Does it dry to touch within 20-30 minutes or 2 hours. We need...