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Discussion in 'International Member Clubs' started by w3stie, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. ozcal

    ozcal Tele-Afflicted

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    very nice trev
     
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    A darkish stain, a thin butterscotch or a sunburst would be my choice
     
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    Count Friend of Leo's

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    Keep to the natural timber colours Trev. Silky Oak looks terrble stained. Nice clear finish but don't forget to fill the grain on the Silky first.
     
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  4. trev333

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    yeah, that grain on the SO looks thirsty.... the orientation doesn't help, edge grain on top.......

    what if I hit it with clear lacquer to fill the grain?

    it has a pinkish hue as well.... shell pink maybe?.....:D

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    Pink sunburst?? :eek::eek:
    You could paint some flowers on it (although I think that's been done before).
     
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    Silky Oak is like a sponge, clear lacquer will eventually fill it, I prefer doing that to using a coloured filler as the filler colour is dificult to get dead right because Silky has so many natural colour variations. The best ever filler I found for Silky Oak was brown coloured chalk, NSW Dept of Education issue.:)
     
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    How did you use the chalk?.... and fix it in the pores?....
     
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    Grind it up and mix it with some linseed oil to make a putty then rub it into the pores. Drying takes quite a while but can be speeded with some gentle heat. When dry, sand back and apply finish. Trick is to use as little oil as possible, just enough to bind it. Needs experimentation on scrap pieces of timber to get colour and consistency right though. Works best with oil finishes but lacquer works fine with it if drying is complete. Adding whiting (not the fish) gives a bit more body to the filler and can lighten the colour.
     
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    Well, that's summer over.... and I got to say it was a pretty mild summer up here...:rolleyes:

    only one good rain spell that got the gullies running, not many afternoon thunderstorms or local flooding, not many 35C days, no fires, pretty benign for a Qld summer...

    not one Cyclone, yet? or big lows sitting on us with howling SE'ers....... that is unusual....

    not complaining, it was like I spent all summer waiting for it to kick in....o_O:)
     
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    Shame it's not left handed.
     
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    It'll need a setup
     
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    Those air guitars are really easy to set up. Much lighter as well.
     
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    From the day I glued one blank up and have been sanding the silky oak one there's been animals hanging in the rafters watching me on different days...even the two baby butcher birds sit near by and watch me doing stuff at the bench.o_O

    un nerving working with a drop possum above you....:eek:

    this morning I was pottering about for hours and didn't even notice Mr Mopoke sitting on the beam above me.... he's still there, slept through the day... he didn't even move when I had Kookas, Butches and maggies all flying in under the awning while I fed them some mince while sitting on the back stairs.......

    mr Invisible...I'm not really here...if I don't move they'll think I'm a rock or something.:lol:

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    RIP michael gudinski
     
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    Just saw this a short time ago. What a huge loss for the Aussie music industry
     
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    RIP indeed, a true giant and legend in every sense of the words.

    Australian music owes him so much
     
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    who didn't have a Mushroom LP or didn't go to an MG show?...

    can't be too many of us..:)

    He did so much for aussie music,

    RIP old mate.... you did good...:)
     
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    Can't think of many other people who did so much for our music
     
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