Extremely Average #220: Sanding Away the Hours

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 08-11-2010 05:03 AM 1203 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello All,

Today I mostly sanded lids. Noting too exciting there. But as I set the beautiful pieces of wood next to one another, I started to see things a bit differently, and I found inspiration.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 05:45 AM

When you start to put stain or varethane or poly or whatever you choose you will once again see these boxes differently. Maybe a sanding mark, maybe a glue stain. The finish can make or break a good piece of work. I once made a eautiful set of kitchen cabinets for my Aunt. They turned out remarkable. The person that did the finishing for me on a regular basis did an outstanding job. I got a lot of advertising doing these cabinets.
The people down the road saw tham and I was given the job to do theirs. They wanted same design. I built them, BUT they decided to apply the finish themselves. They choose a crappy color, a poor varnish and really ruined the work I did. I was heartbroken, THEY realized the mistake THEY made !
GOOD luck in choosing your finish. Another learning curve perhaps ?

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 05:46 AM

Yes…the finishing portion will likely ruin a good number of the boxes, but that is why I have 12 of them. Plenty of boxes to practice on.

-- Brian Meeks,

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