How I Hate Paint - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Country: Australia
First Name: Al
Posts: 706
 
Default How I Hate Paint

This lamp was resurrected from a garage where it had been for the past 15 years....it was in three pieces and of course, the three mandatory coats of white paint.Reglued and biscuit jointed the base,scraped it back with the back of a knife (dont like acid baths etc) sanded to 320 grit and then with 600 wet and dry. First a coat of French polish, then the stain and French polish mixed to suit for colour (in this case New Maple) and finally two coats of Danish oil.Good rub down over two days and this was the final result.
I dont know the vintage but it still has the bakelite male electrical plug attatched, so who knows? I am sorry I didnt take a "before" shot........Regards.....AL
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	restorations 001.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	807.0 KB
ID:	39812  

Click image for larger version

Name:	restorations 002.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	667.6 KB
ID:	39813  

Al Robins is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 05:38 AM
Registered User
 
dutchman 46's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Country: United States
First Name: Howard
Posts: 2,825
 
Default

It looks impressive now! The rich color is back! Very nice. There are things that need paint, and others that should never be kept near any paint!

John 3:16

Please fill out your profile, It helps us to know you better
dutchman 46 is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 07:33 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Paul
Posts: 265
 
Default

looks great!
Yeah I work with a lady who says and I quote "I can't stand the look of bare wood it needs to be painted before I would put it in my house".
Such a shame to cover the natural beauty of wood in my opinion.

Dont forget to live life for fear of death grasp each day and live it to it full otherwise it is pointless.
newwoodworker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 07:34 AM
Forum Contributor
 
xplorx4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Jerry
Posts: 10,671
 
Default

Good job, the finish is one of the best I've seen, I love a good finish. It is the first thing to catch someones eye.

Wisdom: Where experience and knowledge combine and become one.

"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"

Lamentations 3:22-23

"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"

I have a very good memory, just short is all.
xplorx4 is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 01:28 PM
Registered User
 
LexB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Lex
Posts: 130
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by newwoodworker View Post
looks great!
Yeah I work with a lady who says and I quote "I can't stand the look of bare wood it needs to be painted before I would put it in my house".
Such a shame to cover the natural beauty of wood in my opinion.
She sounds like my mother. Many years ago our living room ceiling was water-damaged. My father got a contractor to come in and (after the roof was fixed) covered the ceiling with knotty pine tongue-and-groove boards. He wanted them left natural and my mother wanted them painted white. They compromised and he greatly thinned down the white paint so it was more like a stain, still allowing the grain to show through. It was one of those rare compromises where everyone was happy.
LexB is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 02:28 PM
Retired Moderator
 
CanuckGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Country: Canada
First Name: Deb
Posts: 3,132
 
Send a message via MSN to CanuckGal
Default

Wonderful job Al. It's amazing what treasures paint can hide sometimes.

EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere.
I measured, I marked, I cut.
Latin instructions for firewood.

Get the Router Workshop Video Series Online!
CanuckGal is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 02:56 PM
gav
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Country: Croatia
First Name: Gavin
Posts: 777
 
Default

Nicely done. I just don't understand why so many beautiful wooden things end up painted. Well, I do understand why they used to be, but these days if you want something in a colour you have the option not to use real wood and it ends up looking the same once painted.
gav is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Country: Australia
First Name: Al
Posts: 706
 
Default

Thanks for your kind words...and yes, there is a time and place for paint, and...after asking, I dont know what timber.... ..........AL
Al Robins is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 08:23 PM
Official Greeter
 
jw2170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,219
 
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170
Default

Very nice result, Al.

PS why is that Kreg table in the shed and not under the tree???????????????

James
Sydney, Australia
.

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."




jw2170 is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Country: Australia
First Name: Al
Posts: 706
 
Default

Hahaha.....yes James, it deserves a more el fresco home .....give it plenty of fresh air in Gods shed......Funny you mention that.....was just up there scratching the head trying to work out how to affix the Oak Park finger jigs to the table and not boring holes in it. If I mount the jigs on a piece of board and then utilize the "T" track, we could be in business. If it works I'll post it on the forum........Regards....AL
Al Robins is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A suggestion from Maurice harrysin Woodturning and Lathes 48 12-08-2013 10:16 AM
My Step-Back Cupboard Build rwyoung Project Plans and How To 53 11-13-2010 11:22 AM
Thinning out paint to soak in wood StormStrikes The Finishing Touch 3 08-18-2010 11:59 PM
Scrap wood and paint stripping Bruiser Starting Off 3 11-23-2005 12:29 PM
Paint or Poly? -Sam- Tools and Woodworking 6 02-22-2005 04:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome