by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
Today’s report is Part 6 of reader Vana’s excellent report on stock making. This is the completion of his very thorough report on stockmaking.
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This is my original 55 year old Slavia 618 in its new “firewood” stock. I made this one in a “camo” style, using cherry and maple blocks in a random arrangement of the pieces.
This report covers:
- Finishing the finishing
- The first rule of applying a finish…
- Put a handle on it!
- Dyes and stains
- Oil products
- Other potions and elixirs
Finishing the finishing
We’ve covered theory, materials, carving the stock, personalizing it and the preparation for finishing. This is where people get anxious and start rushing to be done – that’s a bad approach.