Built a desk.....

Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:39 pm

[quote="tjnamtiw"]Instead of tung oil, I've used something called Velvit oil. http://www.velvitproducts.com/details_velvitoil.html You let it penetrate, put more on, then wet sand with it as the medium. The slurry fills the pores and sets up. Do this with finer and finer grit papers and after a while you have 'GLASS'. The stuff really works![/quote]

Thanks for the info tjnamtiw, I may give it a try on non cabinet project like a stand or table :)

Sorry NW I forgot to answer your question, the reason I tung oil and wax is the look, tung oil or sometimes called Danish oil gives a rich and vibrant look, I buff a new coat of wax every 6 months or so, easy repair, quick sand re-oil and wax, and a barrier for moister and spills etc. A bowling alley is a wax finish, for quick and consistent repairs.
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: tjnamtiw On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:48 pm

michaelanthony wrote:
tjnamtiw wrote:Instead of tung oil, I've used something called Velvit oil. http://www.velvitproducts.com/details_velvitoil.html You let it penetrate, put more on, then wet sand with it as the medium. The slurry fills the pores and sets up. Do this with finer and finer grit papers and after a while you have 'GLASS'. The stuff really works!


Thanks for the info tjnamtiw, I may give it a try on non cabinet project like a stand or table :)

Sorry NW I forgot to answer your question, the reason I tung oil and wax is the look, tung oil or sometimes called Danish oil gives a rich and vibrant look, I buff a new coat of wax every 6 months or so, easy repair, quick sand re-oil and wax, and a barrier for moister and spills etc. A bowling alley is a wax finish, for quick and consistent repairs.


You'll be amazed, Mike, as I was the first time I used the oil coupled with the wet sanding, which is the key. My grandfather's clock is completely smooth and slicker than a politician's tongue. The instructions say to use one coat but I kept going once a day for about a week or more with ever finer paper. Mine isn't a stain either. I DO use pure lemon oil on it now to polish it.
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:00 pm

michaelanthony wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:I like looking at everyone's work. Makes me wish I could be that good one day. I did use 3/4" oak plywood and I'm hoping it lasts a long time; a lot longer than the 1/2" pressboard my last desk was made from.

I'm actually already planning my next project. A computer case though I'm not sure what I'm going to make it out of. I do like the look of oak; so I may just buy some oak wood and go from there.


IOF, you're closer than you think! My biggest problem is I rat on myself and will point out mistakes that are invisible to everyone else :lol: and I think we are all guilty of that. Computers get hot so get some ideas that are well vented, you can black out any openings with black fiberglass window screen material (like a speaker)
I don't like staining oak, if the moister content is too high it bleeds little shinny flecks that need to be wiped down until they stop.

The wife wanted a cabinet for the bathroom...survey said! X X X dart board case :)

Nice Job Mike but if I ever come to play you will have to move that board out onto a 4X8 sheet of plywood just to be on the safe side!
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:08 pm

michaelanthony wrote:Beautiful work NW, are you doing this for a living?


Thanks Mike, I am primarily a Remodeler and used to build houses when there was a market for it. Now I mostly sit around waiting for the phone to ring. I am looking for a new career, one that doesn't kill the body. The furniture I build is mostly for my family, friends and for some clients that know I do it. Around here everyone seems to have a shop so I can't charge enough to make it a go for a living.

The one huge Cabinet was put together in the shop, disassembled and reassembled in place. It has 4 sheets of 3/4 Oak plywood and almost 300 linear feet of 1X6 oak so yeah that bad boy is heavy.

The shop never looks that good that's why I took the picture :lol: toothy
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