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Discussion in 'Jims Woodworking' started by Lynne, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

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    It's been awhile since I have had a chance to get into the BOC. Clara has been down, I have been taking her to the doctor. She went to get glasses and they found her blood pressure was real high. We were worried she would have to have surgery but they found out finally what the cause was and are trying to take care of it with drugs.

    My latest project has been a small kitchen table that was given to us. So that has been keeping me kind of busy. I am refinishing it and should be done this week. The table was an inexpensive unit but those who know me know I never turn down anything free.LOL I reglued the chairs, and refinished them and now I am finishing up on the table. I sanded the top but it was pretty rough so I planned it and sanded it again. NOw it is looking pretty good.

    I will have to start catching up on my reading now.
     
  2. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Hey buddy, I thought we were going to have to put your picture on a milk carton or something. It sure is good to see your smiling face again. We sure do hope Clara is doing much better now days. By the way when you get your table and chairs done be sure to post some pictures for us. Welcome back my friend.
     

  3. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

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    Jim,

    I will post pictures but like I said the table is an inexpensive one. I Just put some sealer on it yesterday, going to sand it and put the first coat of varnish on today. Also making another screen door and going to varnish it today.

    I'm getting a late start today. Kind of slept in. Don't hardly ever do that, guess I was real tired last night. I had better get at it so I can go check out the lakes.

    Take care

    Lynne:big_smile:
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Welcome back to the BOC.
     
  5. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Lynne welcome back good luck with the table share pics when you can.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Lynne Welcome back. You have a lot of catching up to do. Good Luck on your table project.
     
  7. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Welcome back my good Friend.

    Sounds like you got a project well under control...lol
     
  8. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

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    Here we go, remember you asked for it.LOL:big_smile:

    The first two pictures show the table top when I got it. You can see the varnish had been off for awhile. Grease and dirt had worked into the wood top.

    The legs and boards around the bottom of the table we yellowed and nicked up so I sanded and repainted them.
     

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  9. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

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    A few more pictures

    I finally planed the top then sanded it until it looked good.

    I put a coat of sanding sealer on it then a light sanding and the first two coats of clear varnish.

    I still want to put two more coats of varnish on it but I think it looks okay.
     

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  10. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

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    Here ia a little extra, I made several of these, Clara baked cookies and put them on a tray and we gave them to the neighbors for Christmas. The pictures are a little dark but I think you can see them okay:tounge_out:
     

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  11. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    Lynne, Welcome back! I'm glad thay found out what was causeing your wife's high blood pressure and treating it.
    Thats a good looking table. Looks like it took alot of work. Thanks for sharing the pictures!
     
  12. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Lynne, that don't look like the same table buddy. You did a great job restoring it. That little santa claus is really neat. You are really blessed with a great talent my friend. Thanks for posting your projects, we really do enjoy them.
     
  13. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

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    I have a new project just for me.LOL I am going to ry and restore the stock on my father's old Sprigfield 22 cal. rifle. The rifle shootsgood, I am going to check out the sights tomorrow.

    The rifle does have on problem though, it is a semi automatic and it tries to fire like a full automatic rifle causing the shells to jam up if it is used in semi automatic mode. I don't know if it can be fixed because of it's age but I am going to take it to a gunsmith and find out. I don't know how old it is but my father had it ever since i was born so that make it a least 19 years old.LOL Really it makes it 65 years old at least.

    I will take some pictures and post them tomorrow, maybe get some input on cleaning up the stock. A person can always use input, that's how we learn.
     
  14. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

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    Here are two pictures of the stock. Tha white paint isn't painted on, it looks like it was scraped against something white. I can't feel any dents where the paint is but it doesn't come off easy. I suppose I will have to sand the whole stock down and revarnish unless someone has an idea of how to get the paint off and still leave the finish unharmed. :confused2:

    Any ideas will be apriciated
     

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  15. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    Have you tryed scraping the white off with a piece of scrap wood?
     
  16. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Lynne,

    That table looks absolutely AWESOME!!!!
    The santa is really cute too.

    On the gun stock, I'm not sure I would strip it and start over. I personally think that the marks give the gun its character. I think I would lightly sand the stock to smooth out any rough spots, then seal with a clear coat to let the character shine through.
     
  17. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    WELCOME BACK :big_smile:
     
  18. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Lynne, first I want to say welcome back.
    Second, the table turned out great!
    Third, you could try a cotton buffing wheel to remove the paint from the rifle stock.
    One more option would be goo gone mark remover.
     
  19. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Lynne like Dave said try the Goo Gone or another one is Goof Off. If it is latex paint it will come off with a rag and some Goof Off or Goo Gone. If you have to sand it, try using a cabinet scraper or a broken piece of glass makes a good scraper. The finish will get hot and load up a sanding belt or disk but the scraper will do a great job. You could sand after scraping the finish off.
     
  20. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

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    Okay, thanks, I will try all those ideas and let you know how it worked out.