Palm boxes #2: Re glueing, sanding, and finishing

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Blog entry by Sanman posted 01-11-2012 10:35 AM 1669 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I had to wait another day after re glueing my palm box back together. After I got the clamps and tape off, this is what I was faced with. I don’t like sanding glue.

Ok, one step back, now two steps forward. After Re sanding the lid, several times, I have everything attached and working again.

There is still a hair line fracture visible after the clean up.

The lid is working much better. It even stops halfway back instead of flopping all the way open.

I’ll need to pay more attention to the back area of the lid.

To get it ready for finishing I applied min was stain conditioner before I applied the stain.

Now I have to decide what to seal her up with, any suggestions?

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 04:23 AM

If you would have laid a thin bead of thick formula Super glue over that crack and then sanded it, it would have disappeared. As far as finish goes, I just screwed up a lacquer and then a shellac finish so I would recommend BLO and wax or BLO followed by a homemade wipe on poly. Even I have trouble screwing those up! Every one of your projects is better than the last. Keep on having fun.

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

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 04:25 AM

Great box, they do become addicting

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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