Sunday, April 4, 2010


Got some finish on the thwarts and combings. I'm trying to make all the mystery mahogany look somewhat coherent.

I had some problem with a batch of epoxy: it did not kick. After three days it was still sticky. Luckily, it wasn't an important joint, just some filler around the base of the figure head. I scraped it all off and mixed another batch, which kicked off like a champ.


  1. Brandon,
    Try using some Humbolt Deck Oil mixed in your varnish, about 20%, max. It has a walnut pigment that is very nice and the various wood species will blend together in a more homogeneous color. It will thin the varnish, so watch for runs.