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Forum: Finishing 07-26-2009, 01:38 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

Take your pick... clean wet rag, denatured alcohol... depends on what you're sanding. Just don't use something that'll hurt the finish. It does make quite the mess =)
Forum: Finishing 07-24-2009, 09:16 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

Nope... that's a steambent shell from these folks: Vaughncraft Percussion (http://www.vaughncraft.com) John Rose is about the nicest fella you'll ever meet and they build steambent drum shells for...
Forum: Finishing 07-24-2009, 06:15 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

Here's a rather pretty walnut drum shell that has a couple coats of clear on it:

http://mckenziedrums.com/ClientDrums/AndysDrums/WalnutCleared%201.jpg
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Forum: Finishing 07-18-2009, 07:43 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

Lesson learned... finishing small flat pieces is different than round things... :D Going to have to touch up the edges a bit on the lid after realizing the buffer I have is a bit much for such a...
Forum: Finishing 07-14-2009, 04:36 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

Hrm... do the WoodCraft finishing classes provide the turbine setups? If so I might have to sign up for one so I can give it a good testing. You're right on the effeciency though... It takes some...
Forum: Finishing 07-14-2009, 03:18 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

The compressor will work... buying a turbine system is a great way to go if you don't already have the compressor.

It's like going out and buying a vacuum pump when you have an air compressor....
Forum: Finishing 07-14-2009, 01:03 AM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

That's it... It goes on sale from time to time. Really affordable way to get your feet wet as far as spraying goes. That assumes you have a compressor of course
Forum: Finishing 07-11-2009, 07:24 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

LOL

I was going to post in a seperate thread but there's a great inexpensive way to get good spraying results.

Harbor freight sells a wonderful little HVLP detail gun. In fact I've grown so...
Forum: Finishing 07-11-2009, 02:06 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

I had originally planned on finishing this jewelry box I'm building with just Waterlox oil (had some of the Marine grade high gloss left from refinishing an outdoor table) but after posting this...
Forum: Finishing 07-09-2009, 01:52 AM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

How to smoke a rabbit or a way to make water based finishes look more like traditional ones? :stongue:
Forum: Finishing 07-08-2009, 05:47 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

Ah for BBQ you need to drive to Matthews... south of Charlotte... The Outlaw BBQ shack.. FANTASTIC! They run it out of the back of some small Italian place. No place to sit down and eat inside...
Forum: Finishing 07-08-2009, 04:43 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

Hrm... not a bad suggestion... Which reminds me, it's about time for lunch!
Forum: Finishing 07-08-2009, 04:37 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

So THAT'S what I've been doing wrong all this time... I went out and bought all these rabbits though so what am I going to do with them now?! :confused:
Forum: Finishing 07-08-2009, 03:20 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
Re: "Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

I've had good luck with the Target stuff... but the 2 week waiting time before wet sanding kills me. With Crystalac you're talking 3 days tops. Price wise we're talking about the same and from the...
Forum: Finishing 07-08-2009, 03:07 PM
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Posted By mckenziedrums
"Popping" the grain with water based finishes...

I for one, LOVE water based top coats... I'm relatively new to woodworking but have been finishing drum shells and putting them together for a while now. When I started I was using tung oil (easy...
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