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Old 02-20-2005, 09:10:20 PM
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Working on a rusty Stover that I want to leave as I found it, But I had to make new skids for it. I wanted oak but I ended up with Alder(?) I would like to age these brand new boards. Anyone have a trick for this or should I just paint them some drab color? Thanks, Dan
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Default Re: Need Help With My Woodwork

well, you can ... 1, spray with wd 40 (try in small area to see what you think) 2, let it sit out for a long time 3 wipe with old used nasty motor oil or 4 use rotten wood.

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Used motor oil! BobRR
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Default Re: Need Help With My Woodwork

Mac (Bob posted as I was writing) has some good ideas! I'd use a torch to partially "distress" the surfaces paying particular attention to the ends, then beat the hell of it with a chain or hammer to give it character (this IS called distressing), use a dark stain and while the stain is still tacky wipe it with a dirty, filthy, oily rag. You might even dab the oily rag in some plain old dry sand as you "finish" your lumber. You'll have skids that'll look like they came with the engine. Anything you try to apply to the unblemished surface will just wind up looking the same all over---NOT the effect you're after.
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Default Re: Need Help With My Woodwork

A sand blaster will remove the soft wood leaving the hard grain, same as the weather. A wire brush on a grinder will smooth it out, distress and stain will finish.
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