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|05-31-2005 04:41 PM|
|hairfolicle2||I remember seeing something on DIY or something like that about using fire on the face of red oak boards before finishing, it makes the grain stand out like a neon sign.|
|05-30-2005 09:59 PM|
|Bob N|| |
Originally Posted by GoonMan
I know it works well on soft wood like pine due to the softer grain. I would be very interested in the outcome on a hardwood like oak if you try it.
|05-30-2005 09:54 PM|
|GoonMan||Hey Ed all thanks for sharing this ideal on finishing I have been wanting to try some new finishing wood. Has anyone tried this on something like red oak.|
|05-30-2005 12:34 PM|
Originally Posted by Bob N
Now all I need is a chunk of tree...... hey the fire would dry it too!!!! And then while its cooking I could make smores and sing old router songs.....
BTW if any of you are missing a tree from the backyard this coming week I did not take it...... honest.
|05-30-2005 09:38 AM|
You are reminding me of the many years I have on me. A long long time ago, when I was a wee lad in school, we did a project in shop using a similiar method. We made a lamp out of a large board about 6X8 or larger (can't remember for sure the size). We took a section about a foot or more long and threw it in a camp like fire and let it burn a few minutes before removing it and letting it cool. After cool, we took a wire brush and brushed out the grain and lose ash etc. Afterward we drilled the center and wired for a lamp and shade. I have no idea of the finish we used, but I would be willing to bet it was plain old varnish of some type being that long ago. I used that lamp for a very long time and was so proud of it. I wonder what ever happened to it over the years.
I may have to go out to the shop and make another someday now that you brought this reminder about.
Hope you and everyone here are having a great hoiliday
|05-30-2005 09:17 AM|
I have done tests and read the results of many tests done on clear finishes for outdoor use. Polyurethane varnish is always one of the very worst finishes. Any finish may be used outside that doesn't mean they will hold-up.The uv protection added to most finishes lasts from 3 weeks to 6 months. Investigate the results. |
|05-30-2005 04:47 AM|
|fibertech||Use a small torch such as one that you would use to sweat copper plumbing. Set the flame so that it covers a broad area. The edges will have a tendency to burn more. You want to try and avoid this.|
|05-30-2005 12:20 AM|
Thanks everyone who posted! |
I'm going to give it a try... propane rather then white gas of course. Since this will be for me and not to sell I think I will go with a raw finish and see what happens after a couple of years.....
|05-29-2005 09:11 AM|
Originally Posted by jerrymayfield
|05-27-2005 09:25 AM|
Polyurethane varnish is one of the worst things to put on any thing that will be exposed to uv . |
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