Couple of VERY Oily Frames

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Flatband, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Flatband

    Flatband New Member

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    Just like the title says,these 2 frames pictured are loaded with oil. I usually give them a bath in Acetone then a dunk in Poly right after the Acetone dries. I have tried Sanding Sealers before Poly application but the finish never comes out right for me. Sometimes even with an Acetone bath,some oily frames will not take a Poly finish. This is the case with these two. The one on the left is Genuine Teak from India which will be a single slot through the throat attachment,and the other one is a Cocobolo over the top frame. While sanding these two,there was no dust to speak of-just small chunks of grains stuck together-sort of like brown sugar. Really Oily!!! I finished these up with Boiled Linseed Oil-rubbed until my arm ached. Linseed is so much easier then a Multi-Poly coat-rub it on,let sit for 20 minutes,rub it off,let dry a few hours -done. Repairs are faster too. If anyone has some tips on how they apply a Gloss Poly to a very oily frame-let me know. I just can't seem to get it together on these Oily guys!!! Flatband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br><br><img src="http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m88/Flatband/DSC00066.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. Droolp1g

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    No pic? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
     

  3. Flatband

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    It's in there but I have to figure out how to enlarge it when you click on it.
     
  4. Droolp1g

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    Sure you Should let them bathe in linseed for 24 hr so the oil has time to crystallize in the wood. I would let them hang in a dry windy place for another 24 hr so it all has time to set. Then you coat them with polyurethane 3-4 times as desired but that's only if you want them glossy of course?<br><br>As for the flat bands and gloss i find you also have to leave them for 6hrs or more hrs between coats and then give 24 hr for the whole thing to dry. I still find that the poly tends to rub off due to the band any way.<br><br>I like the wood your using <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  5. CaptainBacon

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    I've read that a good wipe-down with mineral spirits will make the polyurethane adhere better. It's a tricky finish though, because while it may cure to the touch in 24 hours, it still may need up to a week in certain situations to fully cure to it's full durability. <br><br>As Droolp1g said, most people just soak the frame in a bath of linseed oil when using it as a finish.
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">Just like the title says,these 2 frames pictured are loaded with oil. I usually give them a bath in Acetone then a dunk in Poly right after the Acetone dries. I have tried Sanding Sealers before Poly application but the finish never comes out right for me. Sometimes even with an Acetone bath,some oily frames will not take a Poly finish. This is the case with these two. The one on the left is Genuine Teak from India which will be a single slot through the throat attachment,and the other one is a Cocobolo over the top frame. While sanding these two,there was no dust to speak of-just small chunks of grains stuck together-sort of like brown sugar. Really Oily!!! I finished these up with Boiled Linseed Oil-rubbed until my arm ached. Linseed is so much easier then a Multi-Poly coat-rub it on,let sit for 20 minutes,rub it off,let dry a few hours -done. Repairs are faster too. If anyone has some tips on how they apply a Gloss Poly to a very oily frame-let me know. I just can't seem to get it together on these Oily guys!!! Flatband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br><br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Hallo uncle Flatband,<br>First give the forks, some medium level setting blows of microwave of 30 or 40 seconds each(at 5 minutes intervals). The excess oil from the forks will ooze out through the pores of the wood. Wipe them after each session. The oil will become runny and soaky when heated, but it will acquire the tendency to dry faster when cooled down.<br>If you have a source for oxygen gas- fill oxygen in a large glass container keep the slingshots in it and immediately seal it tight. Then place the container in sunlight. keep filling oxygen newly in the container every 2 or 3 hours. If no oxygen, then take a big concave vessel or dish or wire frame. Crumple a aluminum foil and cover it on the concave surface. Place this dish upright 45degrees angle by supporting it from behind, facing the sun. then place these wooden forks in it. 2, or 3 days or until you think it is dry.<br>good wishes ))</span>
     
  7. Flatband

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    Hey thanks for all the tips guys! I'm also still learning about these"Simple" forked sticks!!!! I love them! Flatband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
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    <div>Hello flatband. If ypu go to your local auto supply and ask for anti fish eye. Thia is an additive that allows finish to skin over and bind to substrate. I use it when refinishing antiques. It is clear so it dosent alter clearcote,but also works tinted.Mixwd with any finish you will never have problem with coverage again!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>Trobbie66 <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
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  9. Flatband

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    Hey thanks Trobbie! Sounds good! Flatband
     
  10. mrjoel

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    I know that a product called Whiting is used to remove Cosmoline grease from stored wooden firearms stocks in storage. I bet it would remove the excess of oil in your wood, it can be had from Brownell's. <br><br><a href="http://www.brownells.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.brownells.com</a> - I'd give you a link to the actual product but the site is blocked in Saudi, I can't even open it.