Retiring Marine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Woodnut, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. RodinKy

    RodinKy Member

    Sure with I were that talented, very nice work Woodnut!
  2. mncarpenter

    mncarpenter Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Any Sherwin Williams store should have it-you do need to shoot it, any automotive paint gun should work, you can get a reasonably priced one at any tool store or home improvement. If you happen to have a an HVLP, thats even better, less over spray and waste. I'm not sure about using it for grips, it is awesome for furniture, chests, etc. Make sure you use good breathing protection, a high quality mask is a must. Make sure you mix the laquer up well before using the solids will settle to the bottom and looks like melted ice cream. mix it in good with a paddle on a drill, you will definitely see a difference in the transparency of the liquid, much more opaque once stirred well. Also will give a harder and more durable finish. Rule of thumb,
    the higher the gloss, the harder the finish. I'v sprayed several coats of gloss and the shot a couple coats of satin, makes a tough,low sheen finish. shoot 2 coats, sand with 220, shoot again, sand with 220, shoot a final coat and rub out with steel wool-4 ought or 0000. A little practice and you'll shoot it like a pro in no time.

  3. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Diamondhead, MS
    Thanks mncarpenter, I have a spray gun, it is an automotive one but a good one. I used to spray cars years ago. So I know what you are talking about. Thanks on the info about Sherwin Williams there is a store near here I will check it our Tuesday. I don't think it would be worth the time and trouble to do it on grips, but it sounds great for furniture. I have a Book shelve Wine rack combo to build for an existing opening. I may use this to finish the portion that will show once it is shoved into place. It will mount beside a brick chimney, I know this is hard for you to visualize but it will look real nice once in place.
    Thanks again for the information on the finish.
  4. mncarpenter

    mncarpenter Member

    Nov 14, 2009

    Heres a link to some basics-Woodnut, I built cabinets and furniture in my own shop for several years, and a lot of my own furniture and furniture for family, everything from Stickley to Queene Anne, including Queene Anne chairs. Most recent was a a king sized Stickley styled headboard, with a total of 60-some dovetails, from mahogany I rescued from a job site(leftover 5/4 aprox 100 bd ft). I love free wood...:D
  5. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    SEMPER FI ! That looks great!
  6. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Very good work Carl
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Nice job, Carl. That really looks good.
  8. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Another finish you may want to look into is "Target Coating". They are based in New Jersey and you will have to order from them, but it is an excellent product. It's a water based lacquer. I recently built a BR stock and used this product and it turned out pretty good. You can brush it on or spray it. I used a cheap airbrush.

  9. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Diamondhead, MS
    What about drying time? Ya'll realize I am in a very humid area and drying is a very big problem for me.
  10. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Carl, I'm in Pensacola Fl. so humidity is a problem for me too. The Target finish dries enough in 20 recoat. What I did was spray using an air brush three coats then wait untill the next day and add three more coats. This system would probably work really well on your grips. I had a problem with the finish "milking up" but that went away after it dried. Oh yes, very nice job on the footlocker.:thumbsup:
    I had never used an airbrush but that thing is really the cats meow. $10 from Harbor Freight.

    ("EM 6000 Production Lacquer" is the product I used)
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  11. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    Great work, Carl! But then, we would expect nothing less. :)
  12. flintlock

    flintlock Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Upstate NY
    Fine work and a fine tribute.
  13. CaliPharmD

    CaliPharmD New Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    San Ramon, CA
    Absolutely beautiful! A great work of art to give tribute to a hero!
  14. The Duke

    The Duke New Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    NW Louisiana
    BE-UTE-TI-FUL....Super nice job...
  15. viper7342

    viper7342 New Member

    Sep 6, 2011
    That's one beautiful work of art, I'm sure the Marine it was made for will appreciate and cherish it for the rest of his life.
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