View Full Version : Thanks for the wood gouge tip
05-30-2001, 06:25 PM
DH knocked over the door frame I made for a cabinet then parked my jeep on top of it (he's always doing stuff like that, once he grabbed a couple glued up panels and put them out in the rain to create a dog barrier--arrgh). The jeep put a lot of gouges on the face of the frame, so using a tip I think I learned here, I'm soaking the gouges with water, they are leveling back out right before my eyes. Marriage saved!
I have nefews that come in the shop and borrow some of my hardwood for jumping ramps. Last summer we had a picnic and they got a piece of oak, 14" across and about 6ft I was saving it for a table top, they nailed it of some blocks I had laminated for turning. Lord only knows how those boys nailed it with out splitting it but the did a fine job. Ah well boys will be boys. I now have a beatifuly distressed table top?
They were all given a lesson on what wood they can use also.
05-31-2001, 09:31 AM
LOL! Great story Weez!
05-31-2001, 10:16 AM
My college age son wanted to make a gift for his girlfriend and chose the one small block of ebony I was saving; He made mistakes so kept cutting and cutting until he had used it all up! Needless to say, after a rant, he now asks first. (And the gift was going to be a Ring of wood, for goodness sake. Poor girl probably got some rash from the toxicity of the wood on her finger. Beside a ring being short-grain and having problems holding together, which was why he kept breaking it and starting over. Wonder if he will ever make a woodworker?)
05-31-2001, 01:45 PM
I don't even want to know what DH stands for!
But, here's an old timey trick for getting dents out. Fold up about 6 layers of paper towels, wet them thoroughly, apply to the wood and apply a hot iron to that for short times. A clean colorfast rag will work too. The steam will swell the dented wood and you'll usually end up sanding it to be flush with the rest of the surface. It's a whole lot quicker than room temp water soaking in and you can repeat the process a couple of times to get the desired results. Just watch that you keep the iron from burning the wood.
05-31-2001, 06:56 PM
Barb--oh no! Ebony!! My great grandpa used to make wooden rings. Lee--DH (as it was explained to me) means Darling Husband, Dear Husband, Darn Husband, or any other "D" adjectives. Thanks for your tip, I can see the steam would work great. Keep the stories coming! They keep getting better!
05-31-2001, 10:53 PM
Glad you were able to save the work. Gee Wizz. Boy glad you are talking about him in the past tense.
05-31-2001, 10:54 PM
Sorry that didn't come out right.
Glad you aren't talking about your husband in the past tense.
Trying to be funny and failing..
06-01-2001, 04:19 PM
This thread is getting fun!
When I was about 11, I was bugging my father to help him in his woodshop. Finally he relented and set me up outside with a full sheet of plywood, telling me to clean it.
10 minutes later he finds me with the hose and a brush, soaping and scrubbing that panel! :) At first he was nearly apoplectic, but within seconds was laughing. Hey, how was I supposed to know he meant "take the nails out"
Thanks for reviving a wonderful memory,