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  • #344831
    royjensen
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    My issues is with finishing. It doesn’t take stain well and is prone to being “blotchy”. They say using gel stain works better, but I’ve been unhappy with my efforts. I stick to paint or as a secondary wood that isn’t seen.

    #340110
    royjensen
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    Although the blade matters, don’t forget “tuning up” your bandsaw as well. This video came highly recommended and is worth the watch to get the most out of your saw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU

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    #310126
    royjensen
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    I’ve also found that after some time sharpening free hand (being a novice), the bevel angle can get out of whack. If I find my plane not cutting properly after sharpening and setting, I’ll go to a honing guide to re-establish a 30 degree angle.

    #139485
    royjensen
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    I had the same problem. I came across (not sure where) a recommendation to use more of the “side” of the pencil rather than the tip to avoid denting or bruising the wood. So simple, but makes a big difference.

    #127819
    royjensen
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    It’s always a good idea to try out a new finish on some scraps as Matt pointed out. I’ve used flat latex paint and applied a few coats of shellac on top. I then apply some wax. You have some control over the overall sheen when buffing.

    #127093
    royjensen
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    I’ve heard from an “old timer” that when using boiled linseed oil, apply once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year and once a year until it falls apart 🙂

    #127042
    royjensen
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    I have an outdoor table project coming up as well. From what I have read, you have two issues with outdoor finishes. 1. protection 2. color. Some woods like teak and redwood are very rot resistant and will do great outdoors with little protection. the oil finishes will work fine. Pine on the other hand will need something more robust. An exterior spar varnish. Now the color issue. UV rays will change the color of wood over time. Teak turns a silver color for example. Some don’t like that, so a good exterior varnish would be the choice. One that has UV protection. I’ve been advised to use products sold to boat owners vs. the home owners. That’s the route I plan to take.

    #127041
    royjensen
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    Maybe try closing it up in a vise?

    #124960
    royjensen
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    I would avoid using wax on the top so things will not slide around too much. Boiled Linseed oil seems to work well. Easy to apply and not too expensive, but don’t expect a whole lot of protection. It is a workbench after all 🙂

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