Plantation Shutters #4: lumber picked up, most parts & material arrive

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 05-19-2017 05:04 AM 1822 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s almost like Christmas in my house this week. 90% of needed items arrived this week. I’ll keep a running list (for those in my position of not having any real supplies in the shop):
1.) Rocker shutter jig
2.) all parts for shutters (nylon pins, hinges, clasps, bead bit)
3.) the basswood shutters themselves (I still have to buy my own basswood and make stiles)
4.) Bob Smith Industries BSI-201 Clear Quik-Cure Epoxy oz. Combined)
5.) Great Planes Epoxy Mixing Sticks)
6.) Great Planes Epoxy Mixing Cups)
7.) Yonico 18151 Louver Slat Router Bit- Medium 1/2” Shank (My next window I will attempt to make the shutters myself)
8.) Klean-Strip Green QKGA75003 Denatured Alcohol, 1-Quart
9.) Rust-Oleum Zinsser 304H 1-Quart Bulls Eye Clear Shellac
10.) Minwax 63000 Fast Drying Polyurethane Gloss, Quart
11.) SToC Pure Bristle 2 Inch Round Chalk Paint Brush Wax Brushes Painting (with boar hairs)
12.) 3M 10144 Between Coats Finishing Pads
13.) Red Devil 0570 18-Inch x 36-Inch Tack Cloth
14.) Solar-Lux NGR Dye Stain Fruitwood
15.) Solar-Lux NGR Dye Stain- American Walnut
16.) Old Masters 24991 80704 Gel Stain, Dark Walnut, 1 quart
17.) Dynarex Tongue Depressor, Senior, 6 Inches, Non-Sterile, 500 Count
18.) Royal Brush Crafter’s Choice Hair Flat Brush, 1-Inch, Camel
19.) Loew Cornell 841 20-Piece Foam Brush, 2-Inch
20:) a cat

Picked up 70 bf of Knotty Alder (4/4 and 8/4). All casing parts are rough dimensioned. It’s tough picking up lumber in my life. The hardwood supply store closes at 5pm and I get off work at 4:30pm. Have to speed home (20 minutes) and then return to the store by 5. Means I gotta ask the bossman to get off early a little bit. They are not open on weekends :(

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 05-19-2017 05:38 AM

Santa came early at your house!

Keep in mind, the mixing sticks are simply craft sticks you can get at Walmart. Same with the tongue depressors. Just a bigger stick. I buy 2 oz Solo cups at the restaurant supply in boxes of like 500. One thing I’ve found is that the 5 minute epoxy products will almost melt the Solo cups if you are mixing a large quantity, due to the heat generated as it cures. No big deal, they don’t leak out or anything. I always leave the cup with the stick in it so I can see when the epoxy has cured sufficiently.

I love the non-woven pads for in-between finish rubbing.

I’m enjoying following along. My wife loves plantation shutters, and when I get past the other projects she has on my list, I plan to do just what you are doing.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 05-19-2017 05:42 AM

I know going via Amazon for most of this stuff is not the best “economical”. As I get more experience with finishing, I’ll be more aware of really what to get. I would call this a starter kit :) And it is nice to have everything show up at once.
Noted about 5 min epoxy danger on solu cups.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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