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  • #63149
    Salko Safic
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    Hi guys firstly since the site isn’t really working for me I’m not even sure if this post will post but I’m hopeful.

    This is my third walking stick I’ve made so far and the only photo I have, I’ve never done a barley twist before and the first cane I did I followed Pauls video but the second and third I had to experiment a little so I went on the lathe and the only advantage I had there was marks free I got from the vice. I used some cheap Nicholson files which gave me a big fat blister but four hours later I was done. So now I’ve ordered atleast one rasp 10″ 9 grain from LN because now I know the importance of quality rasps. I’ll slowly start to build on what I need as itt is expensive to get them all in one hit.

    The nice gloss is hand rubbed it is a mixture of shellac thinned down to about 5% with three coats but two is enough and wipe on poly (glossy) which thinned poly. I aplied about 4 coats but 3 was more than enough.

    I applied the shellac first and then twice in between coats of wipe on poly. I did this to build layers quickly and it paid off. If you look in the finishing section I started a thread a new discovery somebody wanted a pic and I couldn’t provide one so here it is.

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    #63150
    Salko Safic
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    Well there you go I can only upload one pic per post

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    #63151
    Salko Safic
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    last one

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    #63167
    Eddy Flynn
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    hi @salko your pictures are not showing up for me can everyone else see them

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #63174
    Salko Safic
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    I’m sorry Eddy I have tried everything I possibly could on my end. I thought just maybe there is something wrong with mozilla so I tried using Chrome and IE, then I thought well maybe something to do with my router and still couldn’t find anything. I even tried accessing the site through my Ipad, then phone and went as far as using another computer with another internet service and still the site will not display properly on screen and now no one can see any pics I upload.

    I just simply don’t understand it. I remember when I first started posting here it would take a good minute to make a post. There just has to be some coding issue.

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    #63203
    David Gill
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    Hi Salko
    No picture showing I thought this had been sorted I will try a post with photos to see if i can attach photos

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #82415
    Salko Safic
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    ok Here goes it’s finally working for me now

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    #83099

    Salko, Glad you were persistent. Very nice looking cane….

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #83102
    Eddy Flynn
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    fantasic looking cane Salko i like that twist

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #83120
    Salko Safic
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    Thnaks guys this is actually made out of pine oiled stained oak, unfortunately there is no majic cure for blotchiness in pine. Yes water based products will produce better results but I’ve discovered that people seem to like this uneven result better and in certain clocks this look can really be outstanding.

    What I wanted to point out is the amazing results I got with minwax wipe on poly and shellac just to speed the process up. You can make your own wipe on poly as I have descrivbed in other posts but really why bother, your not saving any money they definitely made sure of that. A few years ago I never considered this product I couldn’t get multiple coats in a single day as the product label describes and I didn’t want to spend six days wiping on multiple coats mainly because it’s so thin, but after experimenting with shellac as the base coat first I managed to cut those days in half with on two coats. I’ve also tried a sample piece with satin wipe on poly and I got a really nice sheen with only a single coat. I can’t wait for tomorrow to slap on a second coat and see how that turns out.

    I have many cans and bottles of various danish oils, burnishing oils, polys, no more lacquer as I gave that away I mean literally I have 3 dedicated shelves to many types of finishes and various types of mineral based stain and oiled based and each type has it’s place but soon enough and I start emptying the shelves many of them will not come back as I am narrowing down with what works best for me.

    I encourage all of you to experiment with your finishes I know it’s a long and drawn out process but find out what works for you.

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    #83202
    Frank Joseph
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    Hi Salko
    On pine. Put a light coat of shellac one pound cut. Wipe it on very thin then light sand with 240 or 300. This will level it then a oil stain . Wipe the stain on heavy than wipe the extra off after 30 to 45 min. Seal it with two coats of one pound cut. Then go to poly.
    Frankj

    In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.

    #83347
    Frank Joseph
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    Frogot to say on fine looking cane. I know canes I use them every day I will have to arange to add one of yours to my collection, I have about 10 now. I pick them up allover to place. The ? Strangest is from middle east its a carved corbra, about 28″ tall.

    In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.

    #83509
    Salko Safic
    Participant

    Wow a cobra now that would look nice.

    The method you suggested I have been doing for a long time till only recent, I realised that there is no need for it. Yes applying shellac will help to a certain degree to help stop blotchiness but it will not stop it altogether. I first started off with a 2 pound cut then went down to a 1 pound cut now recently I’ve gone to less than a half pound cut. It’s not often I work with pine but when I do I know what to expect and there’s nothing anyone can do about it unless you are using gel stain which is water based and I never use water based products.

    Everyone has there own methods of applications that work or them it’s only a matter of experimentation till you find one. I switched because I found a better way but this way in’t the be all and end all.

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    #84985
    Salko Safic
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    The more I look at that picture the more character I see in this blotchy stain.

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    #85202
    dborn
    Participant

    That is one fancy looking cane! I want to make another came with my son. One of his scout leaders recently started using a came and think it would be a nice gesture if my son would build him one.

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