THIS WEEKS CONTEST – OCTOBER 13 TO OCTOBER 19, 2008
Win a WoodRiver 8 pc. Bench Chisel Set!
signed by Charles Neil
Join in celebrating Woodcraft’s 80th Anniversary. WoodRiver, only at Woodcraft. Another great sponsor of our On-Line Video Projects. This week we are giving away a WoodRiver 8-pc. Bench Chisel Set. Click on the Photo on the left for more details.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Visit Woodcraft and find out where and when Woodcraft was founded.
2. Visit our Forum and post your answer. (Note: You must be registered on the forum to post)
3. We’ll announce the winner next Monday, October 20, 2008.
Congratulations to Last Week’s Winner – Larry N of Lakewood, NJ
I sure hope the stock market goes up, people are all grumpy and besides, I’m down about 39 cents.
Sherri has the new contest up, now, I have the chisels here at my shop so I’m gonna sign them, whoopee! I know. I wanted these as as a contest prize because I have a like set for my personal chisels, and love them. I want someone else to give them a try and tell us what ya think. I have other chisels that cost a ton more, but they don’t beat these.
Today Jeff is scuffing the first coat of finish with some 320 grit. Just enough to de-whisker it, then we are going to use the same General Finish Black Cherry stain as a glaze, a thin coat over the top of the finish. It really deepens the color. Also, there are a few defects that were evident after it got some finish on it, so a little Timbermate a light sand flush, stain over and done, then get the rest of the finish on.
Update on the Bubinga Slab (the cupped one): it is slowly moving back.
Remember those walnut award bases a couple of months ago for NASA? Well, got to make twelve more and I need to slam them out. I got some one common walnut (knots and some sap), cut it down, about 2/3 of it was usable walnut and the bases use small pieces so it served the purpose well. The price was about 70% less than FAS. I also found some nice feather crotches, remember, when ya find defects, you find figure.
While I am writing, George (aka Bop-pop) on the forum, who attended a finishing class last spring, came by to check out Jeff and how he’s finishing his desk. They are back in the spray booth. Jeff and Bop-Pop, walnut bases, seems I got a full day, but a good one. These guys are as good as it gets, super folks, glad to call them my friends, as well as you.
Sherri just got back from McDonalds. Gonna eat a “Southern Chicken” bisuit (as opposed to a Northern Chicken?), drink some coffee and get to it.
Catch Ya Later!