Wood Properties of Butternut

Wood Properties of Butternut BUTTERNUT Juglans cinerea (Juglans – the classical name of the walnut, meaning the nut of Jupiter; cinerea – ash-colored, pertaining to the bark) The kernel of the nut is delicious and so rich and oily that the name OIL-NUT has sometimes been given to this tree. It grows from Quebec downContinue reading “Wood Properties of Butternut”

Wood Finishing Oil Comparison – Part 2

Last week, in Part 1 of my Wood Finishing Oils Comparison I covered my three top choices…Walnut Oil, Mineral Oil and Tried & True.  This week, in Part 2, I will cover the three oils I would not use for treating basswood prior to painting…Tung Oil, Linseed Oil and Danish Oil.  I mentioned my reasonsContinue reading “Wood Finishing Oil Comparison – Part 2”

Wood Finishing Oil Comparison – Part 1

Last week we had an enlightening discussion on the difference in the oils used to treat basswood before painting.  I explained the difference in the properties of six oils:  Walnut Oil, Mineral Oil, Tried & True, Tung Oil, Danish Oil and Linseed Oil.  This week I want to provide more in depth information on thoseContinue reading “Wood Finishing Oil Comparison – Part 1”

Carving Eyes with Tony Harris – Part 1

An Eye Tutorial by Tony Harris Part 1 This week I am introducing Part 1 of a photo eye tutorial done by my good friend, Tony Harris from Tennessee.  Tony is an excellent carver who creates his own Santa ornaments and was gracious enough to share his expertise with us on how he carves theContinue reading “Carving Eyes with Tony Harris – Part 1”