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John Morris

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John Morris last won the day on July 27 2019

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    Master Carpenter
  • Birthday 11/03/1966


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    San Jacinto, CA, USA
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  1. That's the way we like it, perfect is for Ethan Allen, let them take care of that department, you and I get to do "hand made" and with all the beautiful imperfections that comes along with hand made.
  2. I don't have any experience with wax only finishes Steve, only applying wax after the finish has cured.
  3. So does my wife Steve, and on some projects it's wonderful, like several colonial style blankets chests I made while back, the soft touch is wonderful on those.
  4. I'd like to add one more plus about wipe on finishes, specially with solid wood work like you have here, I personally don't like a perfect glassy smooth finish, I do like the "in the grain" finish wipe on provides, you'll have some texture left when you are finished, to me the smooth plastic finishes are not attractive.
  5. @junglejohn, this is why I asked, because many of the finishing fears can be put to rest if you use a wipe on finish, no runs, no fuss, no mess, and your side table is a perfect candidate for a wipe on finish, by the way, you are no slouch yourself when it comes to woodworking, great job! To start with, you could just go with an off the shelf brand of wipe on such as Watco Danish Oil, this will get you on the road to understanding the wipe on wipe off process, then later you can delve into making your own wipe on finish. When working with solid wood furnishings like you have here, the bulk of the prep is in your sanding, the wipe on wipe off is the easy part. I like to sand up to 400 grit at least, often I'll go up to 600 before a wipe on finish. Then between coats whatever your highest grit you ended with during prep, you can use between coats, I have found with Watco, I like to apply at least 4 coats. Nice piece there John! Congratulations!
  6. Steve always sounds good, been burned before though.
  7. Jamie, thanks for joining our community of woodworkers and veterans, looking forward to seeing your work here!

  8. I'm really confused by much of these numbers, when the news reports numbers, they don't say if those numbers are total since the beginning or the new cases of the day.
  9. Gene, is that total of cases since this all started or the total number of cases the day of?
  10. @junglejohn, what project are you working on at this point and time?
  11. Great articles, thanks Keith!
  12. "What's It" Basic Rules Reminder For a full run down on this project and rules please go to: "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project" Only Patriot Woodworker Members are eligible to participate and receive the award. The MWTCA only accepts a verified source to support your answer, so one should be submitted with your answer, such as a patent, catalog entry, tool book reference, or a respectable website on the subject. Do not let these requirements prevent you from having fun and submitting educated answers on the subject without verification, we can worry about references later. All answers are welcome, as well as healthy debates regarding "What's It". If a verified and referenced answer is not arrived at by the end of each month's "What's It" project, a random draw will be performed for a "One Year MWTCA Club Membership". Only Patriot Woodworker's who participate in this "What's It" topic will be included in the random draw. Additional What's It Rules Unless you are completely sure what this item is, please avoid "definitive statements" that appear that you are without a doubt claiming that you know what the item is. For example stating, "this item is called a "widget xx" used for "insert purpose here". If you are making a definitive statement you must accompany your statement with evidence or proof from a secondary source. An example of acceptable statements within the realm of having fun and educated guesses would be something like this, "I believe it could be", or "It appears it's made for this or that", etc etc etc... Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our "What's it" live and ready! The image(s) below is a MWTCA "What's It" image for you to research, and tell us all here in this topic post, just what the heck is it! Project Details The information provided hereon is all the information that is provided, no further information on this item will be added.
  13. Lightening fast, and liking it, anyone else try their new updated browser?
  14. Dan and @p_toad were on a roll in 2018. This Junes What's It is the first since 2018.
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