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    Pedestal Table - Finished

    I returned from my 4th of July trip and as I set my keys on the side table I realized I never posted completed pictures.

    Drapes open (the figure really changes with the light as you walk by . . . kinda creepy):

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    that turned out very nice glenn what did you do on the finish of it? makes you want to touch it threw the screen
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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    that turned out very nice glenn what did you do on the finish of it? makes you want to touch it threw the screen
    Thanks guys. Equal parts Cabot's gloss alkyd and modified phenolic resin spar varnish, boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Pad it on, wait about 15 minutes and wipe it off thoroughly. Wait about 15 - 20 minutes and do that again 5 or 6 times. Let it cure for a couple weeks and paste wax it. Buff with a linen cloth or some-such aggressively enough to remove any final little nibs or swirls and wipe it down with a soft cloth.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 07-07-2010 at 01:25 PM. Reason: "modified phenolic" not "phenolic modified" - oops.
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    when you say pad it on you mean just dab it or actually smear it all over than wipe it off after the time frame you mentioned. seems like it would get sticky on 15 to 20 mins?
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    Great job on the table Glenn. That figure really stands out in the light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    when you say pad it on you mean just dab it or actually smear it all over than wipe it off after the time frame you mentioned. seems like it would get sticky on 15 to 20 mins?
    When I say pad, I mean smear with a rag . This was a learning curve; the stuff will stay workable for up to 30 minutes if you are the type to get distracted easily (DAMHIKT).

    I was very surprised and expected my approximately 30 minute "space-out" to cost me dearly in stripping and starting over; the stuff was still workable but definitely moving towards not being so. 15 - 20 minutes was no problem.

    I definitely felt drag while wiping the excess off each time but, it came off and left a film behind that was smooth as silk. I can see myself using this finishing method again whenever I have the time to wait on the curing.

    I know someone else mentioned this about long curing finishes and I took it to heart; air flow. Keep a couple fans moving the air around to help speed (that's a relative term with this finish) things along.
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    Great job Glenn, you raise your standard on each new project, which is a source of motivation to me. Thanks for posting it.
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    That came out looking superb, Glenn. Well done.
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    Fantastic Glenn The finish is amazing
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