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More finishing and dirty shop picture

12-14-2009 07:20 PM by John | 3 comments »

Hello LJ’s Almost done with pre finishing parts prior to assembly. I’m excited about gluing up this chair. I have been finishing with Waterlox Original in medium sheen. I applied the first several coats full strength to build up a film. A lot of the parts wound up with fat edge. I wet sanded the finish with 800 grit paper and mineral spirits on a prepin weapon sanding block. This removed any dust nibs and cat hair from the full strength coats of finish. It also levels the the finish so the last coats go on evenly.Then I thinned the Waterlox by half with mineral spirits for the final coats. I find the thinned finish dries faster and I wind up with less dust nibs in the fi...

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