Incra Double Dovetail Project #7: Finishing and Finished!

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Blog entry by SPHinTampa posted 11-10-2011 05:11 PM 2491 reads 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been sanding as the project progressed so I am able to hand sand 180 grit and then 220 grit.

I then finish with three coats of rub on poly. Let the piece sit for a couple of weeks to wait for the finish to fully cure and then rub out any dust nubs with 0000 steel wool.

Finally, I use my Beall Buffing system to buff out the finish. Use the red tripoli finish first, followed by white diamond compound and finally wax. To be honest, I should have sanded to 320 to really see the difference. However, I can definitely feel the difference. People can not resist rubbing a wax finish once they touch it.

I then take it outside to view in the sunlight to look for any final defects that I missed.

Now I am off to the beach to give this to my friend Maureen.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 02:46 AM

Nicely done – really looks good.

Now I’m off to the garage to tune up the snowblower, casue I know it’s coming…...


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 11-24-2011 03:16 AM

Great project. Really nice work. Seeing this made me decide to go ahead and get the incra ts-ls with joinery system. My awesome fiance is getting it for me for Christmas.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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