At January’s meeting, guild Vice President Tom Iovino offered to do a presentation on a finishing technique that he uses. Called the Rude and Crude technique, he learned about it from Maryland woodworker Dave Knipfer, known for his exquisite wooden boxes.
It’s a multi step process that can be finished in a relatively short time, and uses basic ingredients that can be found in just about any home improvement center or hardware store.
Take a look and see if this might be a finishing regimen you can use in your shop.
By the way, here are the steps:
- Sand the piece down, starting at 80 grit and progressing to 150.
- Brush off the worst of the dust
- Apply a one pound (1#) cut of shellac. Let dry.
- Sand board aggressively with 320 or 400 grit sand paper
- If you want to stain or dye the piece, this is the time. Let dry.
- Apply your top coat of choice