The holidays had us running a little crazy but we’ve finally been able to get back to work making some new cosmetic mods and having a lot of fun doing it! We got distracted by the new Firestrike, put the finishing touches on a new Ravyen design, and put some fun things on to Nite Finder.
So I get a lot of questions about my faux woodgrain techniques. I’ve done something a little different with each paint job, but I have a pretty consistent system down. So I figured it was about time to put together a post on some of the most Frequently Asked Questions, and maybe help clear some things up!
So apparently something weird is going on with Youtube and Java. I can upload videos, but it doesn’t show that they’re uploading, or give you the menu to change any video settings while you wait for it to upload. Took forever to realize that the videos were uploading in the background and you had to leave the browser page open. So I finally got all the tutorial videos uploaded. Here’s parts 5 and 6!
Almost got them all converted and uploaded! I also think this would be a nice technique to use for furniture or window frames or something, and I want to see if I have any scrap pieces of trim in the garage to try it out on. It’s easy and fast enough to be done in an afternoon, so I could see this being a good technique to be used in house remodeling or painting. Maybe for like trim pieces or something. Anyway, on to the video!
It takes 8 hours to upload the video. That’s crazy. Part Three is now up on youtube. I would love to make a Dremel and PVC sheet instructional video next, we’ll see what I have time for once I get all these painting videos edited and uploaded.
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Okay, so I edited some more video, and the .wmv file is just under 15 minutes and 2GB, and it took like five hours to upload to youtube. This is going to take a while. Part Two is uploaded, and I”m currently working on researching wood stains to see if this technique will work with an airbrush if you are unable to find the aerosol wood stain in your area.
I did manage to find some places online that sell Mohawk. Google brings up a few options:
There’s other places, and I have no idea how well those two places are with ordering/billing/shipping. I just pulled a few names from Google to see if the stuff is still around.
On to the next video!
I used to have a really good tutorial on how to make faux wood grain, but it was from 2003 and is no longer on the internets. I decided to make my own tutorial on how to do this after making some improvements to the techniques.