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On Going Repairs

Started by SteveA, August 13, 2019, 09:21:11 pm

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SteveA

November 05, 2019, 01:31:04 pm #30 Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 02:54:26 pm by SteveA
Antique Hong Kong export table.  Believe it or not a high value item w/original label.  Just missing a few pieces of rattan wrap.  I had to soak the material in water to make the bend and that prevented me from gluing the beginning tab on with cyanoacrylate.  I used yellow glue to attach a tab - than twist and pinch clamp the end tab with more yellow glue.  It looks like a quick job but the drying time has this in the shop for three days.  Little billing - lots of time and I still have to color the rattan pieces to blend - 


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SteveA

November 15, 2019, 04:27:43 pm #31 Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 08:48:44 pm by SteveA
Started work on an Italian refrigerator called an Ice'a Box :) - This is mine - I bought it for $ 100.00 at an estate sale
Clamped up loose doors and filled in a portion of the leg that was broken away - the color is too orange - I want to make it golden oak when I stain it. Spare time project for now.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GsEgob7IL4bOHEa6pSBre3jyhq40ueZ7/view?usp=sharing


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H6dCMIHBUvqT3Rewy3zBZd9btO6Hnpvg/view?usp=sharing


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Whenever I start stripping the old color off of oak I can't help but smile when i see that golden wood and old growth grain

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SteveA

November 26, 2019, 03:02:46 pm #32 Last Edit: November 26, 2019, 03:09:53 pm by SteveA
Just in time - needed  place to put the frozen turkey - and the mozzarella'
Happy Thanksgiving All !
SA

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gene

Lay it down on a couple saw horses on it's back, fill it with peanut oil, put a fire under it, and you can deep fry your turkey!

Beautiful work!!! When my grandpa was a young man he used to deliver blocks of ice for people to put in their ice boxes. I was told most of the houses he delivered to were 3 floor apartments. I wonder if he went to the third floor first and worked his way down, or the other way around?
 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

gene
QUALITY DOES NOT COST, IT PAYS!

kodydog

November 27, 2019, 05:07:08 am #34 Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 05:13:24 am by kodydog
Holy cow Steve nice job. Many years ago I inherited an icebox form my great grandmas farm. The farm was no longer productive and the icebox was abandoned in the chicken coop. I took it home and striped off 3 layers of paint. Under all that paint was this beautiful oak wood. The first photo is my cousin in Michigan where we picked it up.



There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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SteveA

I had to swap out a broken drawer for a furniture company and I came away with the drawer and tracks.  It sat around here for a few months - I was thinking to save the tracks and toss the drawer but second thoughts - can't waste a good drawer w/full extension tracks.  Nailed together a plywood box and put the new drawer into service under the other sewing drawers - I'm trying to think what sewing stuff needs a larger drawer ?  I have two electric carving knives that can fit in with the blades attached ?  Maybe some of Gene's videos or his calorie counting books ?  Nah wouldn't fit !

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SteveA

Started striping this Ethan Allan dresser - knotty pine.  They want it a decorator gray color - the knots don't bother them
SA

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10rmljLIGotn5bmoTUmwhNogqrdx9iZeK/view?usp=sharing





gene

Gray paint is in. On the furniture, the walls, the dog. My son flips houses and all the walls get painted gray.

gene
QUALITY DOES NOT COST, IT PAYS!

SteveA

Gray paint would be nice but they want a gray stain.  They brought over a can of minwax gray stain.  I striped off some finish and applied the stain - first the color was wrong because pine blotches and absorbs the stain too quick too dark. Second the golden color of the pine was showing through and they didn't like that.  So i kicked them out and said I'll figure out a way to make it look right.  I can't use their stain -
SA

gene

I watch a lot of videos on youtube regarding wood finishing and when you said 'gray stain' and then 'pine' I knew there were going to be problems.

gene
QUALITY DOES NOT COST, IT PAYS!

kodydog

Like everything else its best to use your own tried and true products. I have no doubt you'll figure it out.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

65Buick

I'm amazed this gray thing is still going. I hope it dies, soon.
I know this probably won't help but I stained my fence with Behr semi transparent stain, and it turned it out great. You can get samples from the Depot.

SteveA

Finally got stain on - it looks a little blue but it's gray I made it with white and black.  Sent this photo to the client and she loved it.  Hopefully tomorrow start getting some finish on it - this type of piece takes up too much room in my shop. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12UqFUQtTs2GO6Q2GsVVHKrrb9m7pCxs7/view?usp=sharing

SteveA

Even though the customer said she loved it - I kept seeing blue.  I only used black and white and you can't make blue from that.  I don't know if it's the florescent lights in the shop so i took a drawer outside and it still looked blue although when you put a blue sample next to the color it doesn't match.  Out of my own frustration I added black and orange dye to the  sealer coat today and I'm seeing gray instead of blue for a change.  It matches my rockwell table saw base and I think that's enough stress for one piece of furniture.  Over Christmas I'll get a few coats of satin lacquer on it and get it the heck out of the workshop.
Merry Christmas + Happy Holidays to All
Regards,
SA

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kodydog

Those florescent lights can play tricks on you. The color looks gray to me Steve. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html