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    Hey people, I'm a beginner, and I already lose track of time in my little shop. Love to make things. My first project was a collapseable bowl/trivot. It sold quick, so I guess it turned out ok. I'm posting a picture of my first fret work. Since this one I have made 7 bowls, and more wall plaques. The latest I stacked to make an opposing set. Enjoy your tips much, and have learned a lot just looking in as a visitor before I joined.
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    It looks great! And, now its your turn to teach us.. Teach me about the finish used on that. It looks glossy nice! Welcome aboard. dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      finish

      Thanks dale! The finish is polyurethane ,about four coats, sanded with 400 grit between coats.

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      • #4
        I think it is very,very nice. What kind of wood did you use? Thanks Bob
        Be the good,
        you want to see in the world...

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        • #5
          wood

          since I'm new to this, I use any thing I get a hold of. This piece came from an old house I remodeled. It was 12" wide, outside sheathing. Because of the age of the house I honestly don"t have any idea what kind of wood it is. I suspect pine as it was rather soft. I planed it to3/8 inch.

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          • #6
            Realy nice work, I love the reflection in the shelf.
            You certainly are not a Butcher!
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              Very nice indeed,

              Did you wetsand by any chance?
              How was the poly applied?

              Regards,
              Marcel
              http://marleb.com
              DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

              NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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              • #8
                NOW THAT is really nice. being a horse women, and a fretworker. this is a great shelf. WOW. I too love the finish. that took some time . I could see my self in that one. your doing just great. your friend Evie. Ps old wood is sometimes the best to use.

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                • #9
                  Very nice! Thanks for sharing your work.
                  Carrie

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                  • #10
                    sanding

                    No Marcel, it was dry sanded with 400 grit by hand, the poly was applied by brush. First two coats were thin, last two were rather heavy. Thank you all for your nice comments. Ive only been at this for about 6weeks. The encouragement really helps motivate one. Don

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                    • #11
                      Wood thats amaising. 6 weeks. awsome. great job your friend Evie again. just can't believe it. thats great.

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