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  • DallonsS created a new topic ' DADDYrondack chair' in the forum.
    Hello,

    My name's Stephan, i live in Belgium.

    I discovered the joy of woodworking a few months ago while watching some videos on Youtube.

    My very first furniture project is an Adirondack Chair espacially made as a present for my father's 75 birthday (DADDYrondack :laugh: ).

    Here are some pics :

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    I still have to sand it a little bit and put a coating (Sikkens Cetol Novatech).

    And it will be the time to offer it to my Dad ! I hope he will appreciate.

    Thank you again Colin ... Thanks to you and your video seen on Youtube, i did it ! ;)
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    Can anyone direct me to a website or to literature where I can learn the techniques of carving letters and numbers?
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  • celiaburruss replied to the topic 'Finishing a Plank (for hanging guitars)' in the forum.
    You can use PVC wood grain to make it more shiny and also resistant to heat.
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  • chaplaindoug created a new topic ' Best Way to Make Slotted Holes' in the forum.
    I make tables and when attaching aprons I use over-sized holes to allow for expansion and contraction (to allow the screws some room to move). The "pros" always recommend using "slotted" or elongated holes. I would love to do that. But I do not have any tool that seems suitable to create slotted holes. What is the best way (and best tool) to make slotted holes for this application? Thanks for any help.

    P.S. I though about using a straight router bit. But I do not have a router table (and cannot afford one right now) to enable me to ensure straight slots on the apron attachments.
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  • GiddyUp994 replied to the topic 'Getting Lots of Bumps/Bubbles in Poly' in the forum.
    Good catch Colin. I had that thought while I was putting this together but lost the point somewhere along the way. :pinch: My bad.

    Chaplain Doug, yes parallel and 8 to 10 inches away as a start. Practice on some scrap first and sweep back and forth very quickly and watch the effect on the finish. What you are trying to achieve is to heat the air inside the bubble and cause it to expand to the point where it breaks. You will see the heat from the torch sweep across the finish and as soon as the bubble breaks remove the heat immediately.
    Anytime I am forced to use this method, I always give the surfaces a light sanding after the cure and apply a very thin finishing coat. I never allow the final coat of finish to be one that I had to flame except for a Two Part Epoxy finish which sets up and cures very slowly.
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