Milk Paint with Curtis Buchanan

MILK PAINT FINISH with CURTIS BUCHANAN
Curtis and I talk about painting spoons and Democratic chairs with milk paint. We cover preparing the surface for paint, mixing and applying milk paint, brush choices, crackle finishes, rubbing the paint out to create a sheen, and top coat options. This is recording is called Democratic Chair pt. 7 elsewhere on this website, but we spend as much time painting spoons as chairs. Plus Q&A session.

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“That spoon carving video blew me away. You all need a TV show. I love the format, it worked really, really well I believe. There were good closeups and I liked how Curtis was watching the work and visible right there. It was quite meta.”
– Adam Tracy

A lot of tech: Four video cameras, a micro video camera, ATEM mini pro video switch, OBS broadcasting software, production lighting. Ian Strickland & John Parkinson, videographers; Roy Underhill, part-time videographer; Seth Elliott, moderator

GREENWOOD VIDEO EXCERPTS

Contolling a Split with a Froe

Choosing Splitting Wedges

Attaching a Froe Handle

SPOON CARVING with CURTIS BUCHANAN EXCERPTS

Steam Bending a Spoon Blank

Using a Drawknife to Carve a Spoon

A Hollow-Grinding Jig for Sloyd Knives