Project Design and Construction
Prevent and Fix Finish Drips
How to prevent and fix finish drips
French Polishing Basics
French polishing his son finishing technique that dates back hundreds of years. It's a method for applying shellac the leaves no brush marks glossy surface. To do French polished finish you'll need to some shellac in this case were mixed. Garnett shellac plates well it's natured alcohol make it to Powell cut. We'll get some good natured alcohol Hannity to use as a solvent. We use a pad to apply the finish. And donated some mineral oil to use as a lubricant for the past this is French polishing pad that I used on previous projects. It's basically his outer wrapper with them that are material that acts as a Muslim war for holding shellac. Not your choice of fabric for the outer layer. Should be freeze. Tightly woven fabric no brush marks or stroke marks only surface of the work. To make one cut eighty square fabric. You can use larger square for big project smaller square for small projects. Though you can use the same material to create the wobbling toward the inside of war. Simply put it just on those that are of the fabric. And pulls the corners pipes. To form a ball where it's no wrinkles. And as flat surface measures and achieve. Then trust and I'm not supported in part. They're amusing. Have that I use those several times before. And you can see how easy it is to apply using the sport problem. But pushing them back to enforce the shellac in the check the Since it's very simple back and stroke that begins off from the world news. With the stroke I'm applying for a very very fine player line. It almost instantly. One way to tell you're shellac is being applied news we'll look for vapor trail what follows. It'll off almost a million. Recharge the after you no longer receive. You're merging with the But thanks to the small players the putting our music You can work against the grain of composure final coats and when the begins to grab the last. Applies the smallest possible moment memorable oil to the bottom and college. Very good strokes were. Figure residents. circles to your girlfriend. After Ben French polishing for several minutes of helps to chart your progress. Because you're using mineral oil some of the machine on the surface of the would could be mineral oil or it could be actual policy. Way to tell which is which is to wipe the surface with enough dissolves the oil. But has no effect at all on the They're amusing just plain paper towel to apply the in the towel over periodically to make sure exposing. Clean material and wiping away an awful to spreading around. They already see the machines are formed part of that is from the that waiting to evaporate. But part of it was also from the French polish. Those mysteries solved. Phishing news from the French polished surface. Not by holding the tabletop kind of angle lie and I still have a little little work to do that a few spots here and here. But I've got a good start toward a glossy front polished finish.it's very simple back and -- stroke that begins off from the world news . With the stroke I'm applying for a very very fine player -- line. It -- almost instantly. One way to tell you're
Matching Color on Plywood and Solid Wood
Plywood provides an economical alternative to solid wood for making shelves have both sides. Other large project parks. They're under phrase for the problem of what to do with the ugly plywood. The solution. Is an edge band of solid wood. And everything suit while on tell it's time to finish that's when you discover that. Solid and plywood often absorb Spain at different rates. The reason you're going to get color differences when Spain is because than those of the plight was. Because it's sitting on top of later gluten doesn't absorb Tuesday. It's going to change a different color than the solid where this thing can penetrate more deeply. As you can see here not hole underneath the surface shows just tell them There are two ways you and equalize the absorption of the state. The first is to use a conditioner which is actually a very thin form of film Polyurethane Orion how resident Barbara. Or you can news and state beat Joseph consistency of this thing limits the amount of penetration. And created on the surface. The first precaution to detect when attaching the ad spending to the plywood. to avoids mirroring glue on the surface. Dried glue especially. Glue that's been forced out and supporters. Is going to act as a barrier to saying no matter what issues. As you can see here. The more flops problem that would deter working well. The more you need to take precautions in the form of using a conditioner. Or adults For example. What that you probably give him more trouble news Baltic or a virtual an air plywood. Especially if you're using a maple out. Here we've conditioned the word and the on the side. And left the side and code. So let's see how about two sides fair when post a liquid staying home. As you can see I've reduced the block trading on the plywood. And pretty much eliminated it from the maple. However I still have blocked on the on condition side both on the maple and bomb plot. That still leaves me with a problem of what to do Wear off. The maple portion which is a little bit darker than the plywood One way to solve this problem. Is the equalizer out. Using won't be staying. But in this case. I'm going to be a little bit more careful about how I like the golf released a little more selective. Here you can see it I of cover those. Again what the second from Spain which technically I would allow the first coat drive before I try to second. But. What are going to do. It is very gently wipe this off. Just barely touching the surface with a What I wanna do. Is leave enough staying on the surface here. One that drives the binder in the strangle hold that in place. And all have a color roughly comparable to what have employment. It's important to remember when they're using this technique. To allow this thing to drive completely the binders like a varnish is going to have to drive at least overnight before it's soft so. you I've got a little better color here. I could do if I were pushed a backhand. Selectively staging areas assumptions like portion here. And father that with mind And starting to get a little more people. Collaboration here between the two. Mine amusing and oil based staying so. A little bit of time to work us. It's not like a water base thing where it's going to our media. And their reasons for him getting closer to a another application tomorrow and I'll probably be able to bring those color roughly pulled through this work.post a liquid staying home. As you can see I've reduced the block trading on the plywood. And pretty much eliminated it from the maple. However I still have blocked -- on the on condition side both on the maple and bomb plot . That still leaves me with a problem of what to do Wear off. The maple portion which is a little bit darker
Laying out an Ellipse
Laying out circles in the shop is an easy task when you've got your compass, a centerpointâstrike a circle no problem. But laying out an ellipsis is a little trickier. Today we're going to show you a way of doing that with a framing square and a shopmade trammel. Now what we're going to start with is basically laying out the size of your ellipse: The two main factors are your major axis and your minor axis. (Major axis being the length of your ellipse, minor axis being the width). I've laid those out; now it's time to make a trammel. A trammel is made of scrap stock that is roughly 3 inches longer than half your major axis. Start by drilling a hole one inch from one end that fits your pencil snugly. Drive two 4-penny finish nails into the stock, one is half the major axis, one is half the minor axis. The other thing you want to do is file down the tips of the nails after you've driven them through. Okay, now we're going to lay out the arc in our first quadrant. To do that, I'm using a framing square. I've applied two pieces of double-faced tape to the backside as to kinda help hold this in position. So we lay that down, line that up with our major and minor axis. Just kinda press that in place. Take our shopmade trammel, line up the finishing nail with the corner of the framing square, and when we pull this around, we want to keep both nails in contact with the framing square, and we're just going to strike that arc. There's our ellipse. We've laid out all four quadrants. Remove our framing square; you've got a perfect ellipse.
No-Math Geometry: Radius a Corner
To draw wide radius on a corner. Start by deciding what the radius is going to be. And then set your compost to that distance in this case we're gonna make five and choose. start the corner to be radios. And pleasure compass pointed right at the tip of the corner. Draw. A line along the sludge. And along those. These are going to be the start and stop points when you country radius on themselves Don't eliminate the use after you found radius around here. Then place the compass point to run at the tip of the had. And straight out. Draw. just a short are like this. Who do the same federal. The other Them. After start and stop mark. Place the compass points here. And pencil here. are. From the start to the stop work. So it's just simple matter of going around to most fundamental baseball or with objects off.
No Math Geometry: Octagon
To create an eight cited figure table top for example. Start by taking a square apiece and finding the center. Then such a compass for the distance between. Any of the outside corners. Both center of the square here. Then at each corner. You're going to make. Two marks. At the sides here. And here. And go to the next corner. And you wanna that compass point is variety attempt votes a little tricky. And to create the octagon. Simply draw a straight lines. Between. Hash marks. Get your pencil marks where you want them place the pencil one of the hash marks here slighted one add to the world we're here. Swinging and they had to the rule or to the other mark. Then finish the octagon to trim. The corners off. And adopt her a target our title here.votes a little tricky. And to create the octagon. Simply draw a straight lines . Between. Hash marks . Get your pencil marks where you want them place the pencil one of the hash marks here slighted one add to the -- world we're here. Swinging and they had to the rule or to the other mark.
No Math Geometry: Divide a Line
Going to show you how to divided alignment in two equal segments using a compass but I just found out my compass it was a little bit too small for the job so what I'm gonna do. This give myself an extra horror intro song it's linked by pushing the console while. Then all I have to do. Is start at opposite corners. Inscribed lions. On each side. That diagonal line here. And Syria. We're going to have to intersecting lines here. To divide the line of all need to do displacement functional here. the ruler in a position there. And this is my halfway point.do. Is start at opposite corners. Inscribed lions. On each side. That diagonal line here. And Syria. We're going to have to intersecting lines here. To divide the line of all -- need to do displacement
No Math Geometry: 6-point star
To draw a six sided shape either Saddam or six point star. You begin by its. Creating a square and then finding these center of the square by measuring between the diagonal corners. Then placed the compass point athletes that are. And a lot of all the way around. With the compass still for the distance between the center and the outside edge of the circle. Start by a well just make a mark anywhere on the circle doesn't matter where. Point of your compost on that mark. And don't hold line intersecting with circle this day and then. Move the pointer of the compass there. And mark the third. And keep continuing on around the circle. It should. Come out. We're the point of the compass. Right back restarted. Now to draw. A six point of star. You would pick lines from here. To be diagonal points here. And do that all the way around six times or if you want it a guy draw a straight lines between the marks intersecting circles. Here here here here. Here and there. In this case well tried growing would be six point of the star. Now you can see of the shape of the star.or if you want -- it -- a guy -- draw a straight lines between the marks intersecting circles. Here here here here. Here and there. In this case well tried growing would be six point
Laying Out Irregular Curves
Don't settle for regular curves when you can have irregular. Watch as Jan Svec demonstrates a simple method for laying out irregular curves.not a circular hurt until tougher -- Borrowed a method used by boat builders per generation. That is -- swine. And what the boat builders call let's point duck. This line is just piece of plastic laminate it and we've drilled a hole in it senator in
Applying Iron-on Edging
We love to build with plywood because it's dimensionally stable and available anywhere. Here's how to apply iron-on edge banding to hide plywood's ugly edges.squeeze and in there. Do that a couple times. -- clear T sound advice we're gonna inspect its make sure we got a good -- seen. Sometimes little cracks do appear on the edges -- worry about that many easy way to fix that. Are simply -- secure our work piece back in the vice. Nice and tight. Take your iron. And this and a slight angle . Right down that edge you're not pressing on the face of that vineyard just pressing on a corner that. -- -- --