29 November 2012 at 2:29 pm #4010DaveParticipant
My clock is finished and I’ve stained it in red mahogany. It looks great with the brass clock face. What finishes are you planning on using? I know Paul is going to show us shellac as a finish and I will be putting that on mine too. I might just build another clock or three for christmas gifts:)
-Canada29 November 2012 at 3:37 pm #4011AnonymousInactive
For me It will shellac or danish oil, then a nice coat of wax. 🙂29 November 2012 at 6:05 pm #4029
I would be interested in knowing what Paul did to paint the other one green. When you look at the photo of his boxes on his blog, he has other boxes painted other colors as well. I have made things like step stools and have painted them using a primer and then paint. I always dislike the results. When I look at finishing instructions, they all seem to center around applying a stain and/or some topcoats but never how to change to a different color other than staining the wood.
Any ideas or pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated. 🙂
Thanks, Jim29 November 2012 at 6:15 pm #4030AnonymousInactive
Hi Jim, sorry I cant help with that one as I hate to see any wood painted. I’m sure someone will help though, Paul will help you out if he see’s this post I’m sure.29 November 2012 at 7:08 pm #4034Charles ClelandParticipant
I’m guessing milk paint, but not sure. I’m with Ken, I usually don’t like seeing wood painted, but some of the milk painted projects I’ve been seeing lately have been making me want to try it. Hopefully Paul will chime in.
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Hi Jim, Paul uses water based paint. two coats, then he puts on a clear shellac, then a wax coat applied with 0000 wire wool.29 November 2012 at 11:32 pm #4058
Thanks, Ken, Charles and Graham 🙂
I’ve see milk paint used but it doesn’t llok like the boxes or the clock when finished. I understand about painting wood – I don’t like to see it either. However, I do like a different color ocassionally and my wife just loves to paint. Even though I like a different color, I don’t like the “plastic” look. I might as well use particle board – arghhh!!! – instead of working with real wood.
Anyway, thanks once again guys. I am new to woodworking. I hope to contribute whenever I can with my limited experience. But, even something like my thoughts about hand working versus machine working might have some value.
Jim30 November 2012 at 12:05 am #4059AnonymousInactive
Thanks Jim, look forward to your comments buddy 🙂30 November 2012 at 11:39 am #4071
Hi Jim, Here is a link to Pauls blog in which he describes his painting method.2 December 2012 at 3:35 pm #4122
Thanks for the link. 🙂
I had started going thr0ugh Paul’s blog but had not gotten that far back yet. There is so much good info there. I realize I can do a search, but, it didn’t occur to me to search there. (duhhh!!! lol)
Jim2 December 2012 at 8:19 pm #4128
Ken you are welcome. And yes Pauls blog is a mine of information!
Graham9 December 2012 at 12:09 am #4422John PoutierParticipant
When I first found Paul’s website, I read all of Paul’s blogs going back to March of 2011 and took quite a few notes to reference those in the future. Unfortunately, blogs prior to November of 2011 are no longer easily found due the the updating of Paul’s website. Fortunately however, most of that information tends to be restated in newer postings, both on the blog, YouTube videos, Paul’s book and DVDs, and these forum. Paul has also offered to answer any specific questions that may already have answers out there lingering in digital space!
Yorktown, Virginia9 December 2012 at 8:11 am #4427
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