I was able to get the, weathered finish I wanted. I wanted it to look like it had been left out in the yard.
The underside is what it looked like before.
I've mentioned that I will be very busy this year. Conducting a series of workshops will be one of my endeavors. Participants will be taught multiple ways to achieve weathered, aged, rusty, and, chippy finishes. Tips, tricks, and some of my unorthodox techniques will be a part of the experience. There will be lots of Q and A.
More info to come.