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my coffin is due for a facelift, we built it 16 yrs ago,my issue is , can you stain over stain? i would like to stain it black but don't want to sand it down to bare wood, don't want to ruin it either, its kinda nice lol, if anyone has experience with this plz chime in with your opinions, thx 20150422_211441.jpg 20150422_211511.jpg
 

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Since your are going darker yes. Just keep in mind, if one day you want to go lighter it will have to be sanded down to bare wood.
 

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I kinda figured that, so i'll give it a whirl. post pics when i'm done , thx
 

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thx hallowicked , it'll be waaay better when done.. I hope,lol, found some real casket handles for it and a new guy for the inside
 

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I am pretty sure if you used wood conditioner (or spit coat) 1st, before the darker stain, it would have come out much darker.
I haven't tried it myself but saw it on an old PBS TV show (The furniture guys).

P.S. if you never saw them they are hysterical and informative. (And from right here in Philly.)
 

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i'm actually pretty happy with the new look, I did want it darker at first but I like the ''old'' look it has now. it doesn't show well in the pic, but the highlights it has now look great. now to get the interior redone! fun stuff.
 

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I think it's perfect, you wouldn't want it so dark that the wood grain doesn't show. Love the new handles, great job! :cool:
 

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all done, pretty happy with it, actually pretty comfy, lol, on to the next project! 20150426_173108.jpg 20150426_173128.jpg 20150426_173151.jpg 20150426_173242.jpg
 

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now I've gotta build the new guy for the inside , he's gonna sit up, slowly, and turn his head and look at you, just have to find a controller to let me do that, lol
 

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now I've gotta build the new guy for the inside , he's gonna sit up, slowly, and turn his head and look at you, just have to find a controller to let me do that, lol
The controller is no problem, lots of choices there. Building your mechanisms is the challenge. :D
 

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the mechanics end of a build is not a problem for me really , anything to do with a computer is ,lol
 

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the mechanics end of a build is not a problem for me really , anything to do with a computer is ,lol
There's a lot of controllers that will work for this that you don't need any computer skills to set up, I call them Key Bangers. Programming is done via buttons on the controller. I don't personally use them as I like the much greater capabilities of true programmable controllers. Once you use them and begin to learn writing code they are very addictive and well worth the effort to learn. I use EFX-TEK controllers for most of my props, the PROP-1 controller is a staple for most props. EFX-TEK has one of the best user forums for their products and there is always someone there to help out and even write a program for you. Give it shot, I don't know anyone who has been sorry they did. ;)
 

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sounds pretty cool, I will have to give it a shot then , gotta try sometime I guess right?
 
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