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Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

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  2. Continuing work on cabinet and drawers for carving station. Mounted doors on cabinet yesterday and hope to get drawers in today and start finish on them. After that start carving shell on cabinet door. Ok didn't need the shell just felt like doing it.
  3. I would cut the groove for the poplar, dry fit the poplar to insure it's level with the mahogany. Then stain the mahogany with the water based stain. Then, glue in the poplar. Miter it after the poplar glue dries. Saves masking off the poplar and risking seepage onto the poplar.
  4. @Gerald Thanks for the clarification! One of my goals is to successfully complete a calabash bowl. @AndrewB Thank You!
  5. After I glue then down then in about 15 minutes they are ready to spray.
  6. Well I'm gluing small pieces on to a big flat board so I can spray on some clear finish. Nothing worse than trying to spray small things when they want to blow over when the spray hits them..
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  8. Emilano Archival did a demo Saturday on putting Pewa in Hawaiian Calabash. Pewa is a patch used for centuries to patch the bowls (calabash) used for cooking and eating in Hawaii. https://www.hawaiiankoaturner.com/picture-gallery-kea-woodturning/
  9. The general plan was to cut and miter the mahogany for the frame, then dado or route a groove in it for the poplar. If I understand you correctly, I should first make sure everything fits, glue the mahogany perimeter together (possibly using splines), then mask the groove with masking tape and apply a dark stain to the mahogany. After it dries, remove the mask and glue in the poplar. Could I then apply that clear coat finish to the entire completed frame, or would it be better to coat the poplar before gluing it in place?
  10. MORE pen barrels got another layer one I want to try with un used knife scales should be a fun one. Some more test recording as well, I figured if I'm making pens I may as well just record it and keep the video. Still got a get a decent angle around since I'm recording with me iphone LOL.
  11. @Gunny Thanks! @FlGatorwood Thank You! I see Captain Eddie is back to actually turning. @HandyDan Thanks! @Gerald Thank You! You lost me on- "thought you had watched Emiliano on Pewas". The brown CA looked a lot like a cherry wood pitch pocket. @Jim from Easy Wood Tools Thanks!!
  12. I like Gene's plan. You do not need to apply a clear coat before assembly, just a stain (if that was your plan for the mahogany). Glue does not work well on finished surfaces, so mask off those areas. And the idea of a water-based stain (for example, Transtint dyes) is a good idea. You might also consider making some boxes of those pieces -- there are myriad types, styles, and sizes of boxes that you can make. I've made everything from 2"x3" to 14"x22" boxes. If you want to get into turning, there are others here that can advise you on that (just not me)
  13. Got rid of my last batch of rolling pins so that'll be the next project.
  14. Good Friday morning everyone. Spent time cleaning up the yard this week while the weather has been cooperative. Still have a few big branches to cut down to size from the last wind storm that passed through. Forecast calls for a return to the hot humid weather for this weekend so not sure if I'll get it all done. So what's on your weekend agenda?
  15. That'll make a nice looking frame. To keep the poplar's light color, use a waterbased clear finish. If you need to darken the mahogany, you might consider a waterbased stain before glueing.
  16. I think your idea of separate finishing and then assembly is the best way to approach this, especially since you want the colors to be different. If you are just adding a clear finish, which will tend to darken the Mahogany but do little to the Poplar, then you could probably assemble first and then clear coat. Making test pieces for the color changes would be a good idea, if you have enough scraps.
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