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