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Today 12:44 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
Brian,

Like Pugsy said it must be real old wood. I personally like the look of raised grain wood. It gives it an old world look to it.. I would just put another coat of varathane on it.
Yeah, I may, but honestly, it doesn't need anymore there are 8 or so coats now!

I have vintage glass knobs to put on it.

Brian
Today 11:39 AM
Rip VW Brian,

Like Pugsy said it must be real old wood. I personally like the look of raised grain wood. It gives it an old world look to it.. I would just put another coat of varathane on it.
Today 11:33 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
That's fantastic.

I've only seen raised grain like that on very old wood.
Scuff and hit it with a flat or semi gloss clear. It will still look good I think.

If you want it flat, really rough paper glued to a board to get it flat and finer grits for finishing.

Google raised grain for info.
Thanks, I never thought of even googling it. Found some interesting stuff, one is not to put more than one coat and don't keep going back over it as the coat dries causing more problems. I almost did this a number of times, now reading this simply STOP after putting a coat on. LOL I will be leaving for vacation soon and I will get a few more coats on it and leave it until I get back and try to sand it down some. It looks like it may happen after it's sanded or it may not, odd. I am thinking if it's got some good coats on it and I sand it a little before I leave maybe it will be able to dry harder like auto paint, allowing it open with the scratches to "flash" more and create a seal for the next coat.

Thanks again Pugsy.

Brian
Today 10:44 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I know you guys will have some advice for me, I should have asked about this before. On my drawer/shelf project I want the face of the drawer to look nice, like nice furnature while the inside and other three outside panels will simply be varnished in satin Varathane so it looks like a nice drawer pulled out of the hutch and hung on the wall, understand where I am going here? So it clearly looks like a nice drawer that is hanging on the wall as a shelf.

I was going to paint the outside but in showing this drawer to my sister she remembered it being varnished as a kid and it's for her so I am doing just that.

I know nothing about wood and I sanded all the paint off with this thing being "FLAT" in my world, it was flat, sanded with like 180 I think maybe even 220.

I stained it then Varathaned it with a gloss Varathane. After a few coats, one coat every day, it has a bunch of grain texture. I sanded it by hand a little once, and added more Varathane looking at it like a "primer" and have put about six or more since I scuffed it thinking I would fill up these low spots and then sand it flat. Well after all this Varathane it is just not filling that I can tell.

What should I do here, if I were to sand it very much at all I am going to cut through the Varathane hitting the stained wood and screwing it up.

Any ideas?

Brian
That's fantastic.

I've only seen raised grain like that on very old wood.
Scuff and hit it with a flat or semi gloss clear. It will still look good I think.

If you want it flat, really rough paper glued to a board to get it flat and finer grits for finishing.

Google raised grain for info.
Today 08:45 AM
MARTINSR I know you guys will have some advice for me, I should have asked about this before. On my drawer/shelf project I want the face of the drawer to look nice, like nice furnature while the inside and other three outside panels will simply be varnished in satin Varathane so it looks like a nice drawer pulled out of the hutch and hung on the wall, understand where I am going here? So it clearly looks like a nice drawer that is hanging on the wall as a shelf.

I was going to paint the outside but in showing this drawer to my sister she remembered it being varnished as a kid and it's for her so I am doing just that.

I know nothing about wood and I sanded all the paint off with this thing being "FLAT" in my world, it was flat, sanded with like 180 I think maybe even 220.

I stained it then Varathaned it with a gloss Varathane. After a few coats, one coat every day, it has a bunch of grain texture. I sanded it by hand a little once, and added more Varathane looking at it like a "primer" and have put about six or more since I scuffed it thinking I would fill up these low spots and then sand it flat. Well after all this Varathane it is just not filling that I can tell.

What should I do here, if I were to sand it very much at all I am going to cut through the Varathane hitting the stained wood and screwing it up.

Any ideas?

Brian
Today 08:29 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Wow, that's sad. Son and grandson.

Any outside shots of this build?
My God, I didn't catch that, wow.

Brian
Today 08:24 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I followed your new building project. yours went a lot faster. We first built a 50 X 36 cinder block garage in the middle that will be split with a fire wall, then stick framed 2 k living quarters on each end. It started as a joint project with her son who was a contractor, but He and her grandson were killed a few years ago in a plane crash when they were flying home from a project in Wyoming
Wow, that's sad. Son and grandson.

Any outside shots of this build?
Today 08:20 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
It sounds to me like a window air conditioner would be a good investment for both of you.

Just tell your wives we said it was ok?

John
You know what's funny, my wife who takes "Frugal" to new heights (would make you look like MC Hammer) said the other night she wanted to go buy 3 of them! It was me who said we would live with the heat for a week and forget we ever had this talk because the heat will be gone. Yesterday it peaked, it's suppose to be cooler from here on out. We will see. And again yesterday, between being beat at work I just couldn't get anything done. I went out at least and looked at the cab. LOL I put a coat of Varithane on my drawer/shelf project and that's it.

Brian
Today 05:58 AM
timothale
building projects

I followed your new building project. yours went a lot faster. We first built a 50 X 36 cinder block garage in the middle that will be split with a fire wall, then stick framed 2 k living quarters on each end. It started as a joint project with her son who was a contractor, but He and her grandson were killed a few years ago in a plane crash when they were flying home from a project in Wyoming
Today 03:02 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I finally got water into the Duplex we are building. We had to drill a new well. My wife and I have done most of the work. Our farm is flooded so No income from there this year, but I have more time to do the finish work. The goal is to have both sides done by winter, we will move into the larger one and rent the other one. When my wife started designing the kitchen I said I nee mote tools, She said get them ordered. And if I ever have time I could build a woody wagon for one of my T chassis.
Very nice.
Yesterday 09:42 PM
timothale
happy wife

I finally got water into the Duplex we are building. We had to drill a new well. My wife and I have done most of the work. Our farm is flooded so No income from there this year, but I have more time to do the finish work. The goal is to have both sides done by winter, we will move into the larger one and rent the other one. When my wife started designing the kitchen I said I nee mote tools, She said get them ordered. And if I ever have time I could build a woody wagon for one of my T chassis.
Yesterday 06:49 PM
Rip VW I made it out to the shop today to work on this deck lid repair. After about an hour of intense staring, the answer to getting this thing together came to me.

Are you the type that tends to overthink things? I will admit that I do happen to fall in that trap occasionally. I found what I was doing to repair the shell was backwards. I changed my plan and fit the new pieces up to the new skin. I made a change and decided to Not copy the shell on the end of the channel. I now have the 2 pieces tacked together and I am pleased with the fit and the simplicity. See my thread on rust repair for pictures..
Yesterday 04:34 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com Nope wont load tonight.
Yesterday 04:27 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com A friend of mine "Steve the plumber" built this war time "Indian" and I was enlisted to help him get it fired for the first time..

I squirted some oil in the cylinders for positive ring seal. Dripped some fuel into the jugs and installed the plugs/wires. He jumped on the kickstart a couple of times and "BANG" she fired! Brought the timing back from retard and cracked the throttle...."LOUD" 75 cubes,,Compression and cam.. Ran a bit rich, but sounded great.

You can't beat the sound of an old V-Twin. The phone camera can't come close to the real sound!
Yesterday 12:09 PM
Rip VW The heat wave hasn't hit here yet this year. It has been cold and wet. Ahhhh but we are supposed to get our heat this weekend. Weather Forcasters have said this before but I don't believe em anyway. Over the last 5 or so years I have kept cool enough with a window Air unit. This year I changed up things and bought a Portable 14,000 BTU unit that uses 2-6 inch hoses that exhaust out the window adapter. I tested it out 1 time this year and it worked much better than the static window mount unit.

Maybe it will get the official work out this weekend, We can only hope..

Hey John, We did that furniture move thing last July and had new carpet installed and I actually ran my powerchair battery dead shoving stuff and hauling boxes. When I move from here I am hiring some strong backs to do all the heavy stuff.
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