01-10-2010 07:15 AM
Almost. I intend to rub out more with rottenstone after a month of curing. I considered this project a learning one as I had never done an inlay before or a hand-rubbed finish. I love the finish but of course there is room for improvement. The inlay was the only one available, so please forgive the pattern. I don't think it goes well, but I was experimenting. The finish is about 10 coats of wipe on varnish (no poly), then sanded at 800 (sanding in between every 3rd coat as well), rubbed with 0000 steel wool and rubbed out with a soft cloth.
01-10-2010 10:29 AM
That looks great. Beautiful wood and finish. Give yourself a big pat on the back from me.
I am going to try inlay one day, when I muster up the courage.
01-10-2010 11:27 AM
Turned out real nice Russ. I see nothing wrong with your choice or should I say non-choice of inlay.
01-10-2010 12:56 PM
Thank you Ductape, WT and Randy. Randy, It is a "twist" on something I saw when browsing pictures of plant stands. I posted this awhile back under something like "opinions please". Just going by the pic is what I do the most. I have never had a plan. I actually would like to try one sometime. I think it would speed up the process.
01-10-2010 02:16 PM
I have never had a plan. I actually would like to try one sometime. I think it would speed up the process.
Naaaaaaa! We don't need no instructions!