Ask Experts Questions for FREE Help !
Ask
    Alty's Avatar
    Alty Posts: 28,318, Reputation: 5972
    Pets Expert
     
    #41

    Dec 28, 2009, 01:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    Hey, Alty!

    What you've posted is incredibly detailed and very intereting!

    But, I'm still interested in, is the staining and applying a finish process that you do.

    Thanks!
    The staining is done with rags. Just wet down the rag and circular motions on the wood. Let it sit for a minute, then wipe off. If it's not dark enough, wait the recommended drying time and then repeat.

    The finish is usually done with a sponge brush. That's why I like water based, because you can use a sponge and not have it be eaten away.

    The finish is a bit harder, because you don't want brush lines. If it is rough then I use a steel wool, lightly sand and then recoat.

    Before staining I sand. I start with around 100 grit (depending on how rough the wood is), move on to 150, then 220. When I get to 220 I sand, then wet down with water. Let it dry. The water loosens up the wood, it's better then a wood conditioner, at least I think so. I repeat this process until the wood is no longer rough after applying water.

    The pictures I posted have a high gloss finish. Personally I prefer the matte look, but these were gifts and that's what the people I made them for wanted.
    Clough's Avatar
    Clough Posts: 26,677, Reputation: 1649
    Uber Member
     
    #42

    Feb 1, 2010, 11:21 PM
    It won't be long before this thread is archived. Is it ever going to really thrive?

    Thanks!
    startover22's Avatar
    startover22 Posts: 2,758, Reputation: 363
    Ultra Member
     
    #43

    Feb 3, 2010, 10:15 PM
    YES! BUT, I am so busy I can't get my craftyness on... Sorry Clough, goll!
    Alty's Avatar
    Alty Posts: 28,318, Reputation: 5972
    Pets Expert
     
    #44

    Feb 3, 2010, 10:22 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by startover22 View Post
    YES! BUT, I am so busy I can't get my craftyness on.......Sorry Clough, goll!
    You're probably too busy baking and cleaning. :)

    Hi Startypants. I've missed you. How are you lady?
    Chameleon's Avatar
    Chameleon Posts: 154, Reputation: 17
    Junior Member
     
    #45

    Jul 28, 2010, 05:39 AM

    Knitting-blankets, dishcloths, hotpads, hats, purses, scarves, shawls

    Crocheting-blankets, hats, purses, scarves, animals, toys, granny squares
    bleusong52's Avatar
    bleusong52 Posts: 239, Reputation: 46
    Full Member
     
    #46

    Jul 29, 2010, 09:05 AM

    I am not too talented in crafts but I make those food packages in a jar. Cookies, brownies, different spices, teas, etc. I use a quart Mason jar, decorate the top, attach a recipe card with a spoon or whisk. Nothing fancy but it works. Good for a small budget.
    Clough's Avatar
    Clough Posts: 26,677, Reputation: 1649
    Uber Member
     
    #47

    Jul 31, 2010, 01:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Chameleon View Post
    knitting-blankets, dishcloths, hotpads, hats, purses, scarves, shawls

    crocheting-blankets, hats, purses, scarves, animals, toys, granny squares
    Hi, Chameleon!

    That's a lot! Do you have any images of things that you've made, please?

    Thanks!
    Clough's Avatar
    Clough Posts: 26,677, Reputation: 1649
    Uber Member
     
    #48

    Jul 31, 2010, 01:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by bleusong52 View Post
    I am not too talented in crafts but I make those food packages in a jar. Cookies, brownies, different spices, teas, etc. I use a quart Mason jar, decorate the top, attach a recipe card with a spoon or whisk. Nothing fancy but it works. Good for a small budget.
    Hi, bleusong52!

    I've received those sort of things as gifts previously.

    I really appreciate it when someone gives me a gift that they've actually made!

    Thanks!
    Clough's Avatar
    Clough Posts: 26,677, Reputation: 1649
    Uber Member
     
    #49

    Aug 4, 2010, 02:24 PM
    Originally posted by bleusong52

    Watch your stocking at Christmas time!
    For real?? :)
    Chameleon's Avatar
    Chameleon Posts: 154, Reputation: 17
    Junior Member
     
    #50

    Aug 14, 2010, 10:29 PM

    Clough- lol somewhere I do, but you'll have to give me a day or two together out of the hospital.
    Clough's Avatar
    Clough Posts: 26,677, Reputation: 1649
    Uber Member
     
    #51

    Aug 19, 2010, 12:50 AM
    Hospital? I must be missing something here...
    Chameleon's Avatar
    Chameleon Posts: 154, Reputation: 17
    Junior Member
     
    #52

    Aug 27, 2010, 01:22 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    Hospital? I must be missing something here...
    Sorry I took so long.
    The reason I was in the hospital is currently sitting beside my computer chair in her bassinet. She's 2 weeks old and beautiful. Lol

    Here are those pictures...


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/duckie8...7624692801735/
    startover22's Avatar
    startover22 Posts: 2,758, Reputation: 363
    Ultra Member
     
    #53

    Aug 27, 2010, 11:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Chameleon View Post
    Sorry I took so long.
    The reason I was in the hospital is currently sitting beside my computer chair in her bassinet. She's 2 weeks old and beautiful. Lol

    Here are those pictures...


    Projects - a set on Flickr
    Great work, I love the hat and the little green guy! So happy for you and the little one to be together at last, I bet she is beautiful!
    Chameleon's Avatar
    Chameleon Posts: 154, Reputation: 17
    Junior Member
     
    #54

    Aug 27, 2010, 11:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by startover22 View Post
    Great work, I love the hat and the little green guy! So happy for you and the little one to be together at last, I bet she is beautiful!
    Lol thanks. Yup, she really really is beautiful.
    shimmerful's Avatar
    shimmerful Posts: 1, Reputation: 2
    New Member
     
    #55

    Aug 31, 2010, 05:50 PM
    What I like to do is coat pinecones with peanut butter and cover it with bird seeds and thread a string or wire through the pinecone and glue a stick horizontally (so it serves as a ledge for the bird to perch on) and it makes a great winter craft gift.
    blessedkore's Avatar
    blessedkore Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
    New Member
     
    #56

    Aug 31, 2010, 05:51 PM
    What I like to do is coat pinecones with peanut butter and cover it with bird seeds and thread a string or wire through the pinecone and glue a stick horizontally (so it serves as a ledge for the bird to perch on) and it makes a great winter craft gift.
    Just Dahlia's Avatar
    Just Dahlia Posts: 2,155, Reputation: 445
    Ultra Member
     
    #57

    Aug 31, 2010, 07:05 PM

    Why do shimmer and blessed have the same post:confused:
    Chameleon's Avatar
    Chameleon Posts: 154, Reputation: 17
    Junior Member
     
    #58

    Sep 1, 2010, 01:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Just Dahlia View Post
    Why do shimmer and blessed have the exact same post:confused:
    Could be the same person with 2 different accounts.
    startover22's Avatar
    startover22 Posts: 2,758, Reputation: 363
    Ultra Member
     
    #59

    Sep 1, 2010, 10:44 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by blessedkore View Post
    What I like to do is coat pinecones with peanut butter and cover it with bird seeds and thread a string or wire through the pinecone and glue a stick horizontally (so it serves as a ledge for the bird to perch on) and it makes a great winter craft gift.
    I will take a pic as soon as I can, but here in Oregon, one of the trees drop pine cones that look similar to roses. I hot glued scewers (long cooking scewers) to the middle of the bottom of the pine cone and spray painted them different colors and made mothers day bouquets out of all of them. I put them in pretty containers with the other end of the scewer sticking in stirofoam. REALLY PRETTY! I will walk over to nana's and try and get a pic of one that I did! I love the bird feeders, the kids love doing those too!
    firmbeliever's Avatar
    firmbeliever Posts: 2,919, Reputation: 463
    Ultra Member
     
    #60

    Sep 1, 2010, 11:15 AM

    Hi Starty,

    Miss seeing your crafts for so long.Hope things are well with you and yours.

    .

Not your question? Ask your question View similar questions

 

Question Tools Search this Question
Search this Question:

Advanced Search

Add your answer here.


Check out some similar questions!

$10,000 gift. Want to make it grow. I am 27 yrs. [ 3 Answers ]

OK my question is how I can make the most of the money I have. $ I have 10G and I would like to invest it for long term. The saving I have now they have cd raging from 3.75. For 6 months to 4.00 for up to 60 months. I mean I know that once I have it locked in a c.d. I will be locked in that one...

Gift Giving for a Destination Wedding [ 24 Answers ]

My husband and I are attending a destination wedding that is going to cost the two of us a total of $1100 just to be in attendance for our friends nuptials. That amount includes only airfare, hotel and a rental car. We will still have further expenses throughout our 4 day stay. Is it...

Family gift giving [ 3 Answers ]

My lovely sister-in-law suggested giving a money tree to my parents as a gift for their 50th wedding anniversary. This would be a gift given by three siblings and the grandchildren. What is a proper amount to give for such an occasion. p.s. only one sibling is helping financially pay for the...


View more questions Search