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Navy plaque....


...  This was a raffle prize I made....


In a while, Chet.

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now thats cool. looks like your gettin in to the wood work. its is rewardin. nice work!

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Nice work, Chester, real nice - - - - and very good stain selections !

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That is cool! thumbsup.gif  I really like the look of stained "slab" wood. A lot can be done with it. Good job! clap.gif

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it looks like a piece of wallnut with natural finish from here. looks dang good! wallnut that size is lighter an inch or two under the bark with the rest nice and dark.

-- Edited by geezer69 on Saturday 17th of October 2009 02:03:25 PM

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geezer69 wrote:

it looks like a piece of wallnut with natural finish from here. looks dang good! wallnut that size is lighter an inch or two under the bark with the rest nice and dark.

-- Edited by geezer69 on Saturday 17th of October 2009 02:03:25 PM




Right you are, but only half-right geezer.  That's Walnut alright, but there's two coats of Dark Walnut stain over the top of it.  Before any stain hit that piece, I sanded it down to 320 grit.  It was almost too pretty in natural form, I tell you.  The letters were CNC cut at my work from some premium pine, which I finished in Honey Oak stain.  The letters were only sanded to 180 grit, and to me, the difference is like night and day.  But I guess the "creator" is always the harshest critic....

 

It seems that this plaque was the "big ticket" raffle item that EVERYBODY wanted this year- which I was real cool with.  Next year, I'm going for a Navy themed tavern style mirror with slabbed Maple (or some other suitable even lighter slabbed wood for a header, similar letters and matching anchors cut from Walnut (I can't help it, I love Walnut...), and a "Happy 235th Birthday U.S. Navy" glass etching into the mirror.  Hopefully, I won't still be finishing it 30 minutes prior to leaving the house for the celebration....

 

 

In a while, Chet.

 

 



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 twocents.gif  Walnut and Black Cherry are my favorite hardwoods. I used to do a lot with pine 'cause it's so cheap and easy to work with. I've sanded it to 1500 eyepopping.gif and then used water to condition just before staining. I find that the conditioning really helps the grain grab the stain so that you get that beautiful contrast. I also find that water works just as well as the conditioners that can be bought.

Oh yeah...you may wonder why 1500...I find with pine especially it takes that much to get all of the fuzz. hmm Also, refer to my sig. aww

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Nothing prettier than a piece of "burled Walnut" sitting under a Browning 270 Mag A-bolt barreled action  winkbiggrinwinkbiggrinwinkbiggrinwinkbiggrin

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confuse I dunno bud, for me, it might be the dash of a Rolls rather than the gun, but definately the burled Walnut. thumbsup.gif

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