Salvaged from my scrap pile!

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by VWscooby, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    I was sorting through a few forks that were drying and one that was already rotten when I collected it was crumbling into powder so I put it to one side to throw away.
    Im not sure why but I started absent-mindedly whittling it chatting away to my other half. When I was done I actually had quite a nice frame!
    2 coats of raw linseed oil brought out the grain then I decided to try a CA finish for the first time. The pics don't really do it justice but really happy with how it turned out, mirror smooth! :)

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    Thanks

    James
     
  2. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Otees Another Member

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  4. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Looks fantastic

    J
     
  5. artons

    artons New Member

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    wow! a desert beauty! :D
     
  6. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    That's beautiful. A really nice piece of wood. I love the patterns and the shape. How do you like that CA finish? I just finished one with CA for the first time myself. Once I got past the idea that I was somehow going to glue myself to the wood, it actually turned out really nice.
     
  7. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Yeah, I wish I had taken a picture of the original fork. Would never have believed this was inside!

    The CA finish? I really like it! Just took my time after watching a couple of youtube tutorials. It feels a lot nicer than I thought it would once its polished too.

    Must admit I did glue myself to the superglue tube though....:eek:
     
  8. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Pardon me, what is a "CA finish?"- I know thousand islands dressing!..?

    I will try to find sth. about it now, but dared to just ask the swarm.

    Thanks to everyone,

    Be
     
  9. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    CA is CyanoAcrylate. Its just the chemical name for common Superglue. Amazing the results you can get from something when you use it for something other than what it was intended for!

    I had finished the fork to 1200 grit already then I just spread on about 5 very thin coats then wet-sanded with 400, 600, 800, 1200 grit paper. I polished it with AutoGlym Car paint restorer then finished it with a coat of beeswax.

    Hope that helps :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  10. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Sweet! :) Nice work!!
     
  11. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Very nice slingshot and finish. I' ll come back to CA when my yacht varnish can is empty. That varnish takes ages to dry.
    CA rules!!!