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Was messing around and made this. Wife seen it and was like " Is that for me!?! That is sooooo neat!" So I acted like it was and now I gotta finish it lol. To funny but should I stain? Paint? Oil? Burn? I have never been one to finish other then with paint.
What do YOU think? (Wife said make it pretty)

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depends on your use for "it"

If it will be laying flat in a drawer or on top of a chest like an organizer, then most of it will not be exposed, so it won't really matter.

If it will hang on a wall like a shadow box then it will show more surfaces, so then I'd match it with the other items in the room.

if your house is Early American, I'd paint it to match with the other items or Antique it. Stain will also work, but it won't allow you to fill imperfections and sand like painting. Stain may also be blotchy with Pine unless you seal it with a 2 to 1 thinned coat of shellac first.

If it goes in the kitchen , then match those cabinets. If in the bath or bedroom then match those.

Basically the choice is yours/hers...... :yes:
 

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I'm with woodnthings - I noticed glue squeeze out where the shelving meets and that will be problematic if you decide to stain. But it is a nice little build and since the wife likes it so much, reel her in. Talk to her about how you like woodworking and the possibilities if you had certain tools. Every year on our wedding anniversary, I take my wife out to eat at the Home Depot food court and after we're done eating our sausage grinders, I always offer to go into the store and buy her tools that I don't even own.
 

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Question Everyone: (and I hope that prinler doesn't mind the distraction):

How could one avoid having so much glue on the shelf joints as this project has?
When working on a project with small parts I use a smaller bottle with a finer tip on it so it doesn't dispense so much glue. Then if it happens if done when the glue is wet can be washed off with a wet rag. After getting the wood wet it requires a little extra sanding but it doesn't prevent the stain from taking.
 

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I'm with woodnthings - I noticed glue squeeze out where the shelving meets and that will be problematic if you decide to stain. But it is a nice little build and since the wife likes it so much, reel her in. Talk to her about how you like woodworking and the possibilities if you had certain tools. Every year on our wedding anniversary, I take my wife out to eat at the Home Depot food court and after we're done eating our sausage grinders, I always offer to go into the store and buy her tools that I don't even own.
Haha I just took her to Home Depot And showed her the dewalt surface planer. " oh honey, look it does this, and then when you spin this it does this, isnt she beautifull?" I don't think she's to jazzed at the $400 price tag tho.

I tried to be gentle in the glue department, I used a tiny scrap stick and put the glue on the stick. I then applied it like I would calking. Being so light I wasn't able to really rub to remove.

Does anyone know how to do this finish?



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Perfect. So if I understand this right, if I paint my wood black, let dry, paint on the jello crackle, then paint on let's say white over it. It's going to crack the white and I will see the black under paint? That would make for some cool color combos if it does work like that!
 

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I gotta try that.

I have a compressor and was curious if anyone uses a small paint gun in there wood projects? I seen the wood whisperer do it. If so what equipment do you use? Details please
 

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prinler said:
I gotta try that.

I have a compressor and was curious if anyone uses a small paint gun in there wood projects? I seen the wood whisperer do it. If so what equipment do you use? Details please
Cup guns work alright, you have to normally buy them depending on what kind of finish you will be running through them, wether its lacquer, varnish, latex, etc. because of the tip sizes involved. The downside to it all, though you have a compressor, it won't be as easy as to hooking up a cup gun to the compressor then start spraying, you'll probably want to get a water/oil separator and a line conditioner/ dryer since compressors put out too much moisture in the lines, if you don't do that, you will be likely to get an orange peel effect and uneven spray patterns.... Spraying is a hole different animal and it can make or break your project... Kinda sucks
 

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Dude?

I plugged a LOT of tools into one of those cord reel thingies one time and melted the crud out of the cord that was reeled up inside it...

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This post is so far off topic, I wonder if you were "sleep posting"? :blink: 3:28 AM..... I donno? :laughing:
 

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I would make sure to try that finish technique on a piece of scrap first so you know you got it right and it comes out like you expect. Of course, for me, I usually figure out pretty quickly how to do it right on the scrap piece, then figure out all the ways to mess it up on my project piece.

As far as the cup sprayers go, Wagner (and possibly some other companies) makes sprayers that you can just plug into the wall for around the same price as the ones you hook up to a compressor (more or less depending on brand). Then you don't have to worry about the filters and flow rate on your compressor. I don't know how they compare to the ones you hook up to the compressor. But, from what I have read about the compressor ones, it sounds to me like the one I have performs similarly. They do have some advantages and disadvantages, such as:

1- no brush strokes
2-finishing can be faster
3- cleanup can be slower
4-have to thin the finish to the appropriate consistency for spraying
5-as mentioned earlier, one sprayer does not do all finishes
6-you use more finish, because of overspray and the spray bouncing off the surface (some sprayers are worse than others and some finishes are worse than others)
7-you have to protect the surrounding area better than with a brush.
 

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This post is so far off topic, I wonder if you were "sleep posting"? :blink: 3:28 AM..... I donno? :laughing:

In his first picture he is using one of those cord reel thingies...

Him being somewhat 'new' to this - He ought to know / be told that IF he tries to pull too much power through one of things while the cord is still rolled up inside it - He CAN easily melt the cord...

All it takes is to plugin something like a small compressor and a few lights and you got a problem waiting to happen... :yes:

Those things are not quite so bad so long as you unwind ALL the cord before trying to pull a lot of power through them. When left coiled up the heat builds QUICKLY. :thumbsup:
 

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I could be wrong but....

I don't think he has enough tools to melt the cord thingy, even if he plugged them all in and turned them all on....I donno?

Regardless, a good tip for all of us :thumbsup:.... at least for those of us who use a windup cord thingy. :blink:

I'm my own cord wind up thingy..... just sayin' .... hand over elbow sorta thingy.
 

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Lol, it gets warm alot! Sander going and compressor the breaker blows after like 30 seconds. Cord is hot. So I enjoy it for single items at a time only. Compressor gets plugged into main wall socket now.
Love the cord winder to. No mess when you clean up shop.
 
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