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by AsonnyA
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wondering how to achieve this edge effect
Replies: 4
Views: 188

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: 188

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: 408

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: 296

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: 408

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: 284

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: 643

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: 643

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...
by AsonnyA
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Padauk color and aging
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Padauk color and aging

Well, I can't really say it's a bad idea. Being it will be a used countertop, it may need to be refinished in a few years anyway. This may be one project that you'll just have to wait and see, then make a future decision as to what may need to be changed or tried differently. The link shows a variet...
by AsonnyA
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Padauk color and aging
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Padauk color and aging

Read through this info.
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/ ... padauk.htm

It will likely turn darker, but can't say how much darker.

I have no idea about how much duller it may become, if any. That may/will depend on its use as a working surface.

Sonny
by AsonnyA
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Finish suggestions for an oak surround
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Finish suggestions for an oak surround

Sealcoat is dewaxed, that's why I mentioned it. Can be applied over 'most any finish and under 'most any finish. The white haze issue may be with any finish in a moist environment or if the surface has a bit of moisture. Actually, when some finished surfaces develop a whitish haze, a heat gun or hai...
by AsonnyA
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Finish suggestions for an oak surround
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Finish suggestions for an oak surround

As for as I know the only solvent for shellac is denatured alcohol. Use dewaxed shellac, preferably. Dewaxed shellac should be readily available. Is Sealcoat (by Zinsser) available in your area? You won't be creating tannin. Tannin is the, part of the, particular sap/resin in oak wood. The chemistry...
by AsonnyA
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Finish suggestions for an oak surround
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Finish suggestions for an oak surround

Your shellac application may/should be shiny enough, even if you have to apply 2 coats. I'd recommend the spray cans, rather than trying to brush it on. If you're not familiar with spray cans, do a practice spray on some scrap wood or cardboard to get the feel/flow of it. In your previous post you m...
by AsonnyA
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Can woodworm treatment rust nails?
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Can woodworm treatment rust nails?

> The treatment says it is water based. Am I likely to get rust spots showing through if I apply this .... Short answer, no. The water aspect will dry fast enough to not have any affect. But if you don't trust this explanation, there's a simple remedy. Alcohol displaces water.... that's why you get ...
by AsonnyA
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Travel Writing Desk Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Travel Writing Desk Restoration

Don't know for sure, but thumb through the pics of this travel desk. I suspect what you need is something similar to this latch mechanism, which seems to "swing" into position. https://www.etsy.com/listing/847232986/antique-travel-desk-writing-slope?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_typ...
by AsonnyA
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Help refinishing 1930's era bedroom set
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: Help refinishing 1930's era bedroom set

On a side note, that style of furniture is called Waterfall, because of the curved top front edge.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterfall ... m%20suites.

Sonny
by AsonnyA
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Cleaning and refinishing a table
Replies: 11
Views: 4211

Re: Cleaning and refinishing a table

For ammonia, you might try the drug store. Household alcohol is aqueous, as well. Any solution whose solvent is water is aqueous. Pretty much any "common" liquid, no matter the solvent, will raise the grain of wood.

Looks like a neat project.
Sonny
by AsonnyA
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: 40's desk--found insect damage, now what?
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: 40's desk--found insect damage, now what?

I doubt it's termites. Termites would leave definitive trails, made up of their excrement as they gnaw away. The trails would be all over between the wood panels. Timbor is the favored treatment for Powder Post Beetles, but you don't need 1.5 lbs to treat your desk. The holes were more likely made b...
by AsonnyA
Wed May 27, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Fixing scratches on a wooden headboard.
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: Fixing scratches on a wooden headboard.

Bob might assist with this, in that, he can explain his airplane approach-takeoff whisking of a surface as this. I might suspect the finish, on that bed set, is lacquer. If so, the finish repair might/can be touched up with a lacquer product treatment, hence Bob's technique. Do you have convenient a...
by AsonnyA
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Staining.
Replies: 7
Views: 2781

Re: Staining.

I agree with Bob, that the surface has been "weathered" in some capacity. A thought: That large black area, is there a nail right there? Looks like a nail head showing. Being oak, the oak resin (tannins) will react with iron causing the wood to turn black. If this is the case, then other s...
by AsonnyA
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: I need a toning wizard!
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: I need a toning wizard!

> Plus I completely ruined it trying a number of different stains and dyes to try and neutralize the flaming peach. This is where our advice is probably useless. As I stated previously, dyes are sometimes hard to work with, especially when working on large projects. It's hard to get consistent resul...
by AsonnyA
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: I need a toning wizard!
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: I need a toning wizard!

Here's a faux aged white oak slat stained with Minwax English chestnut oil stain.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@ ... ed-public/

Sonny
by AsonnyA
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: I need a toning wizard!
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: I need a toning wizard!

I've read this post several times, trying to figure out just what all is going on and why. Yeah, I have a couple of thoughts as to maybe what should have been done. With the complicated schedule used, I think discovering a remedy will test any refinisher's skills. At the moment I'm tied up with othe...
by AsonnyA
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Restoring after cleaning and sun damage
Replies: 8
Views: 3162

Re: Restoring after cleaning and sun damage

Additionally, my tables were finished with sprayed on lacquer. I have spray equipment. You can get spray cans of lacquer or other finishes at Lowes, Home Depot, etc., as opposed to brushing on a finish or investing in spray equipment. If you opt for spray cans, practice your spraying technique on so...
by AsonnyA
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Restoring after cleaning and sun damage
Replies: 8
Views: 3162

Re: Restoring after cleaning and sun damage

> If I stain the whole area , do I need avoid the lighter inlay bands . Well, what makes you think you need to stain it? The original may not have been stained. If the top has a veneer, they applied the veneer to stand alone, i.e., not to be stained. If it's solid wood (which, as Bob says, it probab...

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