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Michael Thuman

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    Laporte Indiana
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  1. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

  2. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    Thanks pictures are comming tonight.
  3. Michael Thuman

    Wooden Planes Phase III

    Herb are these jack plane or just what kind. Can a wooden plane be a jointing plane?
  4. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    I am using the same over an oil based stain/dye. I did not seal it with Shellac first.
  5. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    Pete someone else in this thread led me to 50%. 10% is much more in line and correct. How do you get your socks to be lint free. I would use and old cotton tshirt that is freshly laundered. How much thinner is the 10% mix compared to the full strength? Does the 10% evaporate cleanly and quickly?
  6. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    What beside brown paper bags can I use to polish out the dust nibs? Found this higher up light gray or maroon Scotch-Brite will try these.
  7. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    This was bare wood that was stained with oil based stain. When I stripped it all again by sanding back down to raw wood and re stained it then used full strength poly no craters or divots were apparent. I think before it was the water getting pushed out ot the finish. I am all good now a small brush with overlaping strokes and barely wet just enough to coat the surface. Between coats 400 and now a brown paper bag to even it out. It looks fine and I am very happy with the outcome.
  8. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    All thining the poly to 50% water 50% poly beads up water on flat surfaces and creates strange circles. Put it on very thin and a full film wait 20 minutes and now you have puddles. I will try and fairly dry bush with 100% poly and report back tonight. I had to strip and resand and re stain the blocks becuase I could not reoslve the issues with the poly.
  9. Michael Thuman

    Wooden Planes Phase III

    How long to the soles of the plane last before you need to level them again?
  10. Michael Thuman

    My weekend project- A retro gun case.

    Awesome work and thanks for sharing. See the recent posts on box joints they would look awesome also. Or Dove tails cut by hand ask Mr. Newman how to cut them.
  11. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    Herb do you sand between those 12 thing coats or not?
  12. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    Herb thanks do you sand between coats and if so to what grit? Also I was using a 1.5" cutting brush and it was holding way too much material.
  13. Michael Thuman

    It's only wood... PI

    I certainly did but there is no artist in me so I can only stare with my jaw open and droolling. Wow and double Wow and Holy He** some are so realistic I we expecting a movie not a picture. Each of those must have taken hundreds of man hours to create. Truely outstanding.
  14. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    Tap water can discolor I wold use distilled or reverse osmosis. I am going to try your thinned out method with foam brushes and also try artist brushes to see which works best. What I am afraid of is to keep a wet edge as I put on the next coat. I am still fighting the runs as they are still gummy so it will be a few days before I can try again. Oh one final question do you sand between coats and if so what grits. 225, 400, 600....? I sand to 400 but I may be burnishing the poly and need to go coarser.
  15. Michael Thuman

    Waterborne Finish issue

    Satin not flat so polishing with a scrubby or paper bag will be used and I will report back.

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