Blanket Chest #15: Two Coats... that many or more planned for today.

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 01-03-2016 05:57 PM 1250 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: No Shellac This Time Part 15 of Blanket Chest series Part 16: Last Finish Coat »

I wiped on two coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal yesterday. That certainly went easier for me than the amber Shellac did when I tried to brush it on this wormy maple.

These coats of sanding sealer look good. I am warming up my shop so I can wipe on two or more coats today. Then I will probably spray on either clear Shellac from a can or a Spar Polyurethane to protect this blanket chest’s finish.

I took a close-shot of the chest’s dovetails, and also its plinth. I do like the way they turned out. I was planning on reversing the tails on the plinth so they were going to be on the chest’s front view, but that did not get done on this project. I will make a note of this in my woodshop journal so I may remind myself the next time I do a blanket chest.

Now the plinth view of their dovetails…

-- --- Happy Howie

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#1 posted 01-03-2016 08:32 PM

I sure do love the look of that wood. Great build

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#2 posted 01-03-2016 08:45 PM

Very nice.

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#3 posted 01-04-2016 12:59 AM

The Spar will add a lot of amber color that you were trying to avoid. Not quite as much as the amber shellac.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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