Author: tom

Episode 415 – On the Air

  Hey folks! In this episode we'll continue along with the microphone detail of the carving. From the letters to the drilling to the finish, this is it. Enjoy~   . . . To view the remaining content please login or register below. Become An Unplugged Life...

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Episode 414 – The Final Step

  Hey folks! In this episode we'll start roughing out the microphone detail for the Slaight project, as well we'll look at what's been going on over at the UW Forum. Some interesting projects happening and a few thoughts to share. We'll also take a look at the main plaque and recap how the gold lettering went... enjoy~   . . . To view the remaining content please login or register below. Become An Unplugged Life...

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Episode 413 – Gold Finger

  Hey folks! We're back with what will finally be one of the last episode's of the Slaight Project. Why? Because it's pretty damn close to done!! In this ( quick ) episode, we'll apply the gold leaf paint and then carefully, re-apply the oil/varnish upto the letters using a small artist's brush. Fine work for a fine project. Enjoy~   . . . To view the remaining content please login or register below. Become An Unplugged Life...

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Episode 412 – Square for Dough, Splay for Show

  Hey folks! In this episode we'll catch up with Richard here at the UW, and he'll walk us through some of the practice joints he's been making over his past 16 months here with us at the woodshop. We'll talk about practicing and why it's a good idea to try new joinery even if you don't have a project in mind. We'll also take a look at his past projects, as well as a few of the boxes and tools he's been working on. Enjoy~   . . . To view the remaining content please login or register...

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Episode 411 – Oil & Varnish

  Hey folks! In today's episode we'll finish off the middle divider glue-up for the Glass Cabinet, and then we'll get back to the Slaight Project and begin applying the finish. I'm using Tried & True, oil & varnish mix. I brushed it on as there's so many little areas to fill, a rag wouldn't make much sense for this application. I'm being careful not to get any of the oil on the letters as these will be painted gold in the next stage of the project....

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