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    Way To Go Glenn Bradley

    Just got the latest issue of Woodsmith magazine, Glenn got a Tip for mixing finishes in the Tips and Techniques Column.
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    I did!?! Cool. I'll have to pick up a copy .

    I do a lot of finishes by ratios. Hope this helps someone out .
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    I'm going to get the author to sign my copy.

    Good going kid.

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    Ah, I found the sketch I sent in. Like a lot of things it is really simple.

    I take a piece of scrap that is longer than a jar is tall. You need to be able to see through the container.

    Take a ruler and make marks on the scrap at equal distances. The number of marks will vary with your ratio to be mixed.

    -- In the example I use 3 marks at 1" intervals and will mix a 1:1:1 ratio of ingredients. The ratios and ingredients will vary with your needs.

    Drop the stick in the jar and pour in varnish to the first level you are after.

    Add BLO to the second level you are after.

    Add mineral spirits to the last level you are after.

    This yields a one part BLO, one part varnish and one part mineral spirits blend for a penetrating oil/varnish finish.

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    Use the stick to stir / re-stir the ingredients as you work. Toss it when you are through. More marks allow other mixes using the same basic method. Five marks an inch apart would allow a 2:2:1: or 1:3:1 ratio and so forth.

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    Great idea! And simple, like a lot of great ideas.

    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    ...This yields a one part BLO, one part varnish and one part mineral spirits blend for a penetrating oil/varnish finish.
    And it also yields a nicely-finished stick.
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    Re: Way To Go Glenn Bradley

    Not a bad idea. I use the same concept when brewing to judge volumes in a kettle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Great idea! And simple, like a lot of great ideas.

    And it also yields a nicely-finished stick.
    Do you sand the stick to about 220 before using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Newby View Post
    Do you sand the stick to about 220 before using?
    Of course. Then once dry, spray with extra thick poly, allow two days to cure and then throw away .
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Of course. Then once dry, spray with extra thick poly, allow two days to cure and then throw away .
    Well, after you buff it on your Beall system, of course.

    I prefer lacquer instead of poly for my measuring/stirring sticks. Not as plastic-feeling.
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    Congrats Glenn
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