Yes that applies to me. But I'm referring to the cabinet doors that I finished. How do you age them without using sandpaper? If I want only the edges worn, what's the trick so the surrounding paint finish isn't damaged by the paper? I tried folding it and using the block but it was still too tricky with a satin finish paint. So I tried a knife.
So far, so good. I want more of a chipped look rather than the smooth and obvious even sanding. I decided not to age as much as I originally planned but that may change. To wear edges only, I held the blade at a steep angle so it only touches the edge, and used the blade tip to scrape more on corners. It's worked very well on this hard wood (oak) but on a softer wood it may gouge if done with too much pressure. But at least I know I can add more aging later without worrying about ruining the finish. I think I may coat them all with clear water based polyurethane for added protection.
My ingenious method of painting mitered corners. I didn't know how to do the corner without having a crosshatch pattern of brush strokes. Perfect! I waited 6 hours for the paint to dry before taping the other edge to complete all 4 sides.
Many of you asked about sawdust. I get it at my local lumber store (not the big box stores) or out of the bottom of our table saw. Check with custom woodworking or cabinet shops. Dominic said I could have his, but he uses a lot of plywood which is laminated with glue. Truus said that she sometimes uses sharp sand or one that is used for bird cages. I saw sand at the pet store for reptiles and may give it a try.
And Squeak got his pill today. He only eats a little and then stops, his stomach must hurt, but I used Melinda's suggestion for tuna, only a little with the pill, and down it went. I hope he kept it all down and it helps him. And speaking of cats, that's what I'm stitching.
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