THE MONEY SAVER $$$$

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May 092020
 

STOP throwing away partially used oil paints and varnishes
Use Bloxygen

Bloxygen uses ultra pure Argon, the  natural inert gas
drives the oxygen and moisture from the container.
Simply blow the oxygen out of the container with Bloxygen,
then seal the lid.
The heavy, inert Bloxygen gas sinks down and blocks oxygen
from the liquid surface. Because Bloxygen is heavier than air,
it will seal the liquid from any air that may remain in the container.

• Recommended for oil / solvent based products.
• Up to 75 uses per aerosol. • NOT for use with latex or lacquer products.
• Non-flammable  • Non-toxic   • Contains argon

Is BLOXYGEN expensive?   It Is Not, BLOXYGEN lasts for about 75 uses for quarts.
At $9.95, BLOXYGEN only costs 13 cents per use.
If you save just one half  of a $20 quart of varnish,
you’ve paid for your BLOXYGEN. The next 74 uses are “free!”

The can Label —-

Bysakhi Button Shellac

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Jan 202020
 

Bysakhi Button Shellac Now Shipping


Varieties of shellac resin differ primarily in color as well as properties.
The type of tree, climate conditions, the region where harvested, and the time of year harvested,
all play a role in determining the different colors and shellac varieties.

Handmade Button Shellac is produced by placing Seedlac into a long narrow cloth bag and heating with a charcoal fire.
One end of the bag is attached to a windless and is gradually twisted.
The heat from the charcoal fire melts the seedlac which is forced through the cloth by pressure.
The molten lac is scraped off and placed onto metal sheets and left to dry.
The making of Lac buttons requires considerable manual skill and long experience.

Listing: Bysakhi Button Shellac 



Jul 242019
 

Ultra Penetrating NGR DYE – JET BLACK
The beautiful deep JET BLACK Dye (Behlen Formula)

is back in production and SHIPPING.

Available here:  in Pints, Quarts, Gallons

Ultra® Penetrating NGR (Non Grain Raising) DYE. Excellent fade & UV resistance.
Intermix to arrive at custom colors.
Reduce color intensity with Shellac Solvent Denatured Alcohol.

    See: NGR (Non Grain Raising) Dye application & use information


 

Jun 302019
 

H BEHLEN

Aerosol Musts
Please Read: Get Top Results from your Aerosols

Storage for use: 65° F – 85° F.  – Store Out of the direct sun.

Shake Well before each use.

To Understand How Important shaking and clearing the tube is

For New Cans:
Shake Well 2 Minutes: especially Colored lacquers, Stains, Glazes,
Clear Aerosols; Semi-Gloss, Satin, Matt, Flatt, Dead Flatt


Lighting for Wood Finishing

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Mar 272019
 

Proper use of Light will Improve your Finish

& enable you to really SEE what you are looking at.

Lighting for shop work and finish room areas, and its correct use,
is important for obtaining high quality good looking finishes.

Lighting and Color

With translucent & clear furniture finishes light travels through all the finish layers and is reflected off the wood or substrate. The ‘Observed Finish Color’ is a combination of all the color tones in the various finish stain & dye layers combined with the wood color.

wood finish diagram
Finish Diagram of Clear or Translucent Furniture Finishes
Light travels through all the finish layers.
The Finish color is a combination of all
the colors in the various finish layers
combined with the wood color.

When studying a color we notice that its hue will vary depending on illumination and its surroundings. Illumination changes the color hue of an object due to the color available in the light source. Color is the product of wavelengths that are either absorbed or reflected by the surface of an object.
see: Color Theory and color mixing for the woodworker.

The hue appears to alter according to a colors surroundings. Our retina is affected by these wavelengths and the stimuli are communicated to the cortex, that part of the brain that enables us to distinguish one shade from another.

Light bulbs are available in:
1 – Warm white or soft white (2700-3600 °K)
2 – Cool white (3800 -4800°K )
3 – Daylight or Full Spectrum designations (5000°K) or higher.
The color spectrum output of a bulb is rated in Kelvin° color temperature (has nothing to do with the heat a bulb produces). Full Spectrum Daylight bulbs for incandescent and compact or linear fluorescent are available in a range of wattages and styles.

You need the entire color spectrum in your light source to evaluate or match stain and finish colors accurately. Full Spectrum Daylight Bulbs with a high CRI (color rendering index) are a must. Better daylight bulbs will list the CRI on the package, the higher the number the better. A CRI above 85 is good for shop use. Bulbs rated above 95 are expensive and are not needed for wood finishing.

The very best light for critical color matching work is natural daylight (out of direct sun glare).

SEE what you look at !

Proper use of lighting will automatically improve your finish quality.
When you can really see what is happening the finishing process is easier.

Now you have the right light to see color – Correct use will enable critical evaluation of the surface condition prior and during the finishing process.

Fluorescent lighting (Cool White or Daylight bulbs only) is fine for ambient lighting or general work area illumination. Avoid using warm white or soft white bulbs they bathe everything in a yellowish light. The shadow-less lighting produced by fluorescent bulbs tends to hide surface defects.

Inspection Lighting:

A shadow producing light source is necessary to see that a surface is free of any unwanted defects.

Use incandescent bulbs in a reflector for inspection lighting in:
1, surface prep areas (sanding, dying staining)
2, finishing areas
3, final rub-out, waxing or polishing.

Arrange inspection lighting so that the light is aimed at the work and toward the operator so that any defect is accentuated by the shadow or reflection it produces. When you can easily see: scratches from sanding, glue smears, minor dents, brush marks, finish drips, runs, curtains or sags, and polishing or rub out marks it will be much easier to achieve the desired, defect free, finish look.

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Moving Rubber Bands as Clamps

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Mar 232019
 

Large Moving HD Rubber Bands as Clamps
A creative “outside the box” application of Large Rubber Bands
designed to secure moving blankets.
from Jay Rosen —  www.Facebook.com/NorthCoastFIX

I purchased these “heavy duty rubber bands”
to secure moving blankets around furniture.

I use them for all types of projects.
Especially helpful for gluing up odd shaped items.
Easier than a strap clamp.
Good compression.
Chair glue-ups, edge veneering, and similar.

For a simple item, they are super helpful.!

Jay, Thanks  for sharing.

Find the HEAVY DUTY RUBBER BANDS @: https://www.shellac.net/moving-packing.html#2373