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  Topic: Finishing wood with the future in mind
rncx

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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:29 pm   Subject: Finishing wood with the future in mind
I would argue yes.

Shellac is a fantastic indoor sealer, firstly, it will stick to anything including teflon. But most importantly in your case it will prevent absorption below the surface.

BTW ...
  Topic: Remove drywall to reveal plaster or let it be?
rncx

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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:16 pm   Subject: Remove drywall to reveal plaster or let it be?
Do you have a plasterer nearby?

If so, what's his quote for re-skimming the whole house?

That's basically the consideration. I've done what you're contemplating. I'd do it again. But that's w ...
  Topic: fitting old doors in old frames
rncx

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:11 pm   Subject: fitting old doors in old frames
Measure the case, backset, plate, etc.

There are places still selling mortise locks. I've gotten good quality mortise lock sets from rejuvenation in recent years.

If you can measure the case the ...
  Topic: installing v-shaped bronze
rncx

Replies: 1
Views: 3155

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:04 pm   Subject: installing v-shaped bronze
I don't know of a video tutorial but from experience...

1) Whether you install to the sash or the frame is up to you. I prefer the look of the frame, but the sash is easier (since the metal will b ...
  Topic: Exterior Molding Questions
rncx

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:31 pm   Subject: Exterior Molding Questions
Alternatively, the trim screws from mcfeelys.com are an excellent replacement.

1) They are screws so they will pull the board up to where it needs to be, even if it needs some 'flex'

2) They hav ...
  Topic: siding splits mid-clapboard after stucco removal
rncx

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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:26 pm   Subject: siding splits mid-clapboard after stucco removal
Honestly, the most permanent and cosmetically appealing solution when a board cracks in most cases is to finish the crack by breaking the board, then put it back together.

No matter how it breaks, ...
  Topic: Problem with paint staying on old heart cypress
rncx

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:54 pm   Subject: Problem with paint staying on old heart cypress
A bit late, but...

Bill, it sounds like you have searched and read the other threads on here regarding priming and painting cypress.

While your due diligence is commendable, those situations do ...
  Topic: refinishing 1913 douglas fir in a bathroom.
rncx

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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:35 pm   Subject: refinishing 1913 douglas fir in a bathroom.
Wood is a lot more durable than people give it credit for, to be honest. Particularly old growth stuff.

If you think about it...no matter what finish you use, the joints and the bottoms of the woo ...
  Topic: Interior window finishes
rncx

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:17 pm   Subject: Interior window finishes
If you want different species to match, or come close to matching, shellac for color is really the best way.

It builds a film, and the color is in said film.

As a result, after successive coats ...
  Topic: Approach to Seat Windows in Very Thin Muntins
rncx

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:06 pm   Subject: Approach to Seat Windows in Very Thin Muntins
Hey Steve, the Fletcher point driver...

http://www.amazon.com/Fletcher-Terry-07-500-Fletcher-Master-Driver/dp/B000DZF41W

Shoots flat, very thin glazing points. They are less than 1/16th thick, ...
  Topic: wallpaper residue
rncx

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PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:55 pm   Subject: wallpaper residue
What type of seam?

Do you have old style plaster over some sort of wood or metal lath or are we talking about a seam from drywall, perhaps you had plaster over blueboard?

If he plastered over so ...
  Topic: Rotted lower jamb & sill replacement advice
rncx

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:48 am   Subject: Rotted lower jamb & sill replacement advice
just making sure that you're aware...with the white oak, you have to use stainless or galvanized nails and screws, the tanin in the wood will quickly rust any plain steel ones.
  Topic: varnish for the sunny but unlucky- los angeles california
rncx

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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:43 am   Subject: varnish for the sunny but unlucky- los angeles california
look at the MSDS, that will tell you what's in it. most spar varnishes ARE polyurethane.

are you staining the outsides? nothing other than paint will last long outside, stains and clear finishes ...
  Topic: Question - Repairing Gouged Glazing Dados and Muntins
rncx

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:38 am   Subject: Question - Repairing Gouged Glazing Dados and Muntins
what kinda tools you have around?

the best way, imo, would be to take a cut around them with a router bit, and actually re-attach wood of the same species with a boat epoxy or poly glue.
  Topic: Sashmaking
rncx

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:32 am   Subject: Sashmaking
and while on that subject it should be noted that selecting vertical grain (quarter sawn) boards is only for rails and stiles. for muntins flat sawn is actually preferable, you'll have less tearing f ...
 
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