Leavin’ bright and early tomorrow morning for Landenberg, PA to take the Bubinga slab to its new home. I’ll take my laptop with me but don’t know if I’ll have time to log on or not, so ya gonna miss me? We’re excited about filming at the sawmill and give you some insight as to what happens to those logs before you get them.
The video “Rubbing Out a Finish” is up as of today on Brightcove TV, Youtube – Part 1 and Youtube – Part 2, and of course, our Web Site.
Okay, I need to be sure you get the “Rub Out.” I sanded with 1200 to get base for semi-gloss, then rubbed it with the Abralon 2000 to finish it off. Where you see me doing the edge, I was using the 2000 grit Abralon, not sanding.
Think of a “mil” as a sprayed coat, 3 to 4 wet coats are about 3-4 mils. Takes 6-8 of oil or gel. Eight is better than six. It’s simple really, ya got to have something to sand and rub and I know this, ya’ll are saying, I don’t want to go through all that.” That’s okay, but if ya want to do it, now ya know how. I did it just because I had the Bubinga slab and thought it was something you could catalog in the event something similar comes your way, you would know how to approach it. Big slabs for tables and counter tops are pretty popular and growing. That’s also why I want to take you with me to Good Hope Hardwoods, it’s another good source and it will be a treat to see as well. Our stuff reaches a lot of professional and semi-pro people and I hope this helps all of you to at least have an understanding.
All right, today we’re gonna film some more. Don’t know if Sherri will have time to get it up before we leave tomorrow morning, but if we can….we will.
The shop is about shovelled out but then we get to move everything around so we can film. I got wheels on everything that I can attach them to but it still takes a lot of moving and setting up, but hey, it’s worth it. Was wondering if I needed to film the “spline thing to remove the cup” or did you get it. I’ll do it if ya want it. I got a ton of emails saying how it helped a lot of folks. I’m glad, that’s one nice thing about this blog and you coming along, little things like the spline are something I would just do and forget about, but it’s stuff that can help you out when you need it, it’s the simple things that can make a big difference.
On the clock and the hanging corner cupboard, we’re gonna take it slow and easy, making sure you get not only what we are doing, but why. Why is as important as how because if you know why, then you can more easily figure out how with what you are doing and what you have in your shop.
My objective is to take you through to the big, tough looking stuff that you thought you could never do, because you can. Gonna walk you through, one step at a time. So…..Again….if you have a question or are unclear of something, speak up or better put, raise your hand. And if you prefer to address something more private than the blog or forum, JUST EMAIL me! I’m here.
I’m going to do the shelf supports. Yep, it’s more work than drilling holes and sticking shelf pins in, but clients sure like them and it’s different, unique….that’s what sells. Little stuff like pegs and some exposed joinery, nice material, well finished, that’s what gets the attention and it’s what people are willing to pay for. It’s also what separates you from the rest, the little extra effort will also make you a lot happier with yourself.
Catch Ya Later!
Sherri got a new blog up ..check it out ….