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Unread 08-03-2018, 05:05 PM   #1
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For the past few months I have been attempting some of my own work. Wood refinishing is usually on the list. I've tried different things..but using a modern formula to get a vintage finish never made sense. I met Brian Board 20 years ago at Tulsa. He stocked a Parker 16 for me and worked on other projects since..I knew that in the mid-80s he started with Herschel Chadick on high grade projects..and then with Don Criswell stocking Grand American 21s. So... I had to try his formula..I've done 3 stocks..and Timberluxe is perfect for a correct finish on Parkers. His combination of finish and stain..both right from the container..is foolproof if you follow the instructions.Brian is a true craftsman..and his work..and Timberluxe can't be faulted..
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Haven't tried it yet Jerry but I hear all good things about the stuff - I've seen his work though and it is top notch in every way!





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I like Timberlux. I don't use it to fill the pores using the mud process though. This takes a lot of finish and Timberlux is too expensive for this. I use Tung oil which works well and then finish up with Timberlux when the pores are filled. I know of no advantage of using Timberlux for pore filling vs. the much cheaper Tung oil.
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Forgot about this...When my friend told me about Timberluxe..I went on YouTube and watched the videos..Tells you everything about the product and application...
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I love it, it gave me a nice flat finish, pores are still there but thatís what I was looking for. Best part I have had no experience doing any wood finishing.
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This is a spare VH "O" frame stock that I stripped and finished with Timberluxe..next to an original 1921 VH 16 stock.One thing about Timberluxe...the finish is started with about 3 coats of the formula..THEN..the walnut stain is added ..a little..or more..depends on what you want..Then 3-4 final coats..
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I love Bertram boats!

Which stock is the original?





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Dean..Merger Magic is a '72 Bertram that is owned by a friend. It is a full restoration..and amazing..if you like boats..The "merger" part is how he affords it..His Captain is also a friend..and captains his other boat too...A tuna boat.. up in your neck of the woods. I didn't intentionally leave out the.."which is original"..but you make a good point..Lets see what the consensus from the Forum is.."Which is Timberluxe " ?..
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Based on the surface marking on the lower stock, I would vote that one as the original. The datker shade of the upper looks like it could have been the Timberluxe stain (which is a great product).
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Top original, bottom TL, based on tha i believe you would have addressed the round stain when adding finish
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