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by preeng2
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: furniture stripped
Replies: 7
Views: 5664

Donna,
More than likely it was the water wash-off of the soy gel stripper. Be sure that when you sand off the fuzz keep changing to fresh sandpaper often. The only thing that will cut the fuzz is sharp, fresh paper.
by preeng2
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Cant seem to strip dining table leaves
Replies: 21
Views: 10929

Bob, As Jake stated, the leaves were in like new condition and wanted to strip them too so all parts would match in color. For some reason he says that while he was able to strip the table and legs, he is unable to remove the finish on the leaves. Quite frankly, I don't understand how 180 grit sandp...
by preeng2
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Refinishing Tables- Two different types of wood
Replies: 3
Views: 3723

Maybe stain the oak top and paint the base. The two wood types will give you color match problems along with the possibility of blotchy staining and grain reversal of the pine.
A gell stain may be a possible solution for you to build the color.
by preeng2
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: First project
Replies: 5
Views: 5179

First off I'd like to say that it would be a shame for that great bench to not again be used for woodworking. That said, I also think that to remove the patina would be a sin. I would do the absolute minimum to clean it, maybe a wipe down with mineral spirits to remove any oily residue and then I wo...
by preeng2
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: what's missing from this mirror frame?
Replies: 6
Views: 5644

Also found these photos of mirror hardware.
http://www.missionmanantiques.com/item.php?item=163
by preeng2
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: what's missing from this mirror frame?
Replies: 6
Views: 5644

I found the makers mark for your label. Scroll down to Miller Cabinet co.
http://artsandcraftscollector.com/shopmarks/furniture
by preeng2
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Sanding Old Wooden Desk
Replies: 2
Views: 3379

If you can't tell how much is physical damage, I would chemical strip first, then evaluate for physical damage and then sand if needed.
by preeng2
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Refinishing/Staining old bar and stools
Replies: 4
Views: 5745

Bob, I think he is using the pieces for his "front room"
The only thing I would comment on is the wood looks like pine and if staining, maybe a gel stain to minimize any more blotching. Although since it is rustic, maybe blotching is not a consideration.
by preeng2
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Restaining
Replies: 4
Views: 4547

In a word, paint. If you are trying to get an even stain, that will not happen with the mixture of components that you have there. You could spray tone the entire side, but with the amount of pigment that would be required to cover the defect you would back to the opacity of paint.
by preeng2
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Bombay tilt table requires repair
Replies: 8
Views: 6867

In the "Add an Attachment" section of the "post reply", you will see a link in blue "Allowed Extensions and Sizes". Click the link for the information.
by preeng2
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Repair of broke in half teak dining table top
Replies: 13
Views: 11130

Follow the label directions exactly. Especially the part about wetting one surface. But you will see that in the directions.
by preeng2
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Repair of broke in half teak dining table top
Replies: 13
Views: 11130

Did you buy Gorilla urethane or the yellow wood glue? Follow the bottle directions exactly for best results. If there is any bowing of the wood along the surface to be joined, you won't be able to pull the joint together with a strap. Before you glue up the surfaces, test clamp the pieces together d...
by preeng2
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Repair of broke in half teak dining table top
Replies: 13
Views: 11130

Two problems I see. If you wedge the table between two walls, and I wouldn't try that, make sure if you do to cover the floor with wax paper. Secondly, if you wax the top to resist the glue, you will also resist any finish you try to put on top of the wax. With yellow glue you would be better off le...
by preeng2
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Removing foot from art deco desk
Replies: 3
Views: 4366

I don't know how much more room you need, but if it is less than two inches, you might be better off taking off the front door and molding and removing the door jamb. The old saying of measure twice and cut once also applies to purchasing furniture. Measure before buying. :-) Without seeing the join...
by preeng2
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: How to remove thick waxy grime in wood crevices
Replies: 7
Views: 6581

If you have to, you can remove the grips and soak in mineral spirits (paint thinner)to soften the grime. That won't harm the wood. Just let them air dry (evaporate) the thinner for a day or so before reassembly. Very nice pistol to have as a collectors item, especially if it is in good shape. A lot ...
by preeng2
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: How to remove thick waxy grime in wood crevices
Replies: 7
Views: 6581

Colt M1911?
by preeng2
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: How to remove thick waxy grime in wood crevices
Replies: 7
Views: 6581

...and a tooth brush. Brush diagonally with the checkering.
by preeng2
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Water Damage On Cherry Coffee Table
Replies: 2
Views: 3799

As a woodworker, I would hope that if I made something for good friend and they accidently damaged it, that they would contact me to see if I could make it whole again. That would be a much better plan than having it made worse by someone with no experience.
by preeng2
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Newbie: Did I ruin my credenza? (pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 3660

In a word, yes. You have sanded through the veneer on the top and the only way to repair such a large area at this point would be to apply a new veneer.
by preeng2
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 3609

Here are good directions for replacing the paper.
http://texasantiquemall.com/projects/ho ... or-mirror/
by preeng2
Wed May 08, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wooden Knife Handles Got Put Through Dishwasher
Replies: 4
Views: 10765

If you want to dull your knives, put them in the dishwasher. If you want them to remain sharp for as long as possible, wash them by hand immediately after use. As Bob stated, allow the handles to completely dry, lightly sand with 400 grit paper and then you can use your oil. Rub in a good coating of...
by preeng2
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Deep Scratch to Coffee Table
Replies: 2
Views: 4293

Party while the parents are away? Shame on you for doing what all young folks have done for centuries. I would say that if you are trying to hide your misdeeds, then take it to a professional. Better to pay the man in pounds than in pounds of flesh to your parents.
by preeng2
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: deep scratch in piano
Replies: 2
Views: 3851

First recourse would be to have the company that scratched it , repair it, by a pro.
by preeng2
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Dresser Rehab/Refinish
Replies: 43
Views: 29904

How are the drawer runners attached to the rear of the drawer divider? If it is tongue and groove, I would glue the tongue into the rear of the drawer divider and put a slot in the rear of the runner and attach the rear of the runner with one screw so the side can expand and contract without tearing...
by preeng2
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Need escuthcheon pin help
Replies: 5
Views: 5294

Try this link for pins.
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/us ... cheon_pins

You can oxidize the brass with Brass Black or Gun Blue by Birchwood Casey or an antiquing solution for brass.

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