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finish - 1st coat
20-SEP-2012 DK Hein 2014

finish - 1st coat

Using a wipe-on mixture of spar varnish and Danish oil. Still looks very dull as the bare wood
just sucks it up. This will be rubbed with a 220 grit pad between coats. By the 4th application
or so things should start to build nicely and display a bit of that 3D look. And as the wood stops
sucking up finish it will dry a little faster too... giving me time to get more than one coat per
night. I'll let this first one settle in overnight. It's already late and a bit muggy tonite anyway.

There's not as much color difference between the cherry and oak as I expected there might be.

Nikon D3
2s f/11.0 at 32.0mm iso200 full exif

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Tom LeRoy24-Sep-2012 07:00
This is really looking good, the finish and grain is beautiful. Looking forward to more. V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)23-Sep-2012 07:11
Dave:grande artista del legno! Congrats. BV
J. Scott Coile22-Sep-2012 17:37
Definitely something that can't be rushed.
Karen Stuebing21-Sep-2012 21:25
Both pieces are lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing them completely finished.
Ed Preston20-Sep-2012 13:37
Well, now that you've practiced, we could take these! Oh never mind, I can't afford the shipping! Looking fabulous Dave!
Jeanne Newman20-Sep-2012 09:25
When I was painting, I had several "go-to" concoctions that would act as mediums for the oil paint. I used several different types of varnishes, damar being my favorite. But I've never heard of spar. Time to fire up Google! They look beautiful, Dave! How exciting!!