Tambour Clock Photos
Yep! I could not have said it better than Herb.Fantastic job, you went into quite a bit of detail work in that project. It sure came out nice,and the finish is really a deep chocolate color, makingthe dial stand out perfectly. Good Job.
The Router in my Veritas table is a Triton TRA001. There is a lift lever attached with a chain and foot peddle for delicate situations; however I disconnected it for this application, since it would require using my foot for a long period of time. I had no trouble lifting the pin (on a spring) and moving the walnut block over the router bit with the router running. Lowering the work piece down onto the blade slowly and safely, since your fingers are no where close to blades. I always use the MUSCLECHUCK on my Triton and never had a bit work loose yet. The block of Walnut is quite heavy too, so lowering the work piece slowly allows the blade to gradually engage the work piece safely.No harm;no fowl; all fingers accounted for without injury!
Teak oil is just an oil finish that dries slowly to a hard finish. Multi coats, sanded between coats, gives me the gloss finish I love on the black Walnut. I am sure there is no varnish in it at all. Three coats of Teak oil likely takes 5 days to dry completely. Fewer coats may give you a more subdued gloss. However, sanding and tack cloth use will greatly reduce dust nibs in your finish.