Stickley 802 Hall Table #9: Finishing up

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Blog entry by TigerTed posted 07-03-2019 07:46 PM 689 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made back of drawer 1/16” shorter than front facilitating the fit. After some planing things ran fine. Counterbored holes for bosses of drawer handles. These are Stickley and I bought from Rockler. If I am honest, I wish I considered the teardrop. Centered the bosses and not the handles. It’s ok. All parts sanded by hand to 220. Only needed one grade because I was careful hand planing. Set part outside to tan in the sun. Wiped on a couple coats of amber 1lb shellac and sanded to 400. After than, four coats of Waterlox were wiped on. Final burnishing with steel wool, mineral spirits and Briwax brown wax. Did a couple coats of that. Bottom shelf was screwed on. Left holes in cleats bit oversized. Hope we don’t split. Biscuit joiner was used to cut two slots in each side and three at the rear. Fussed with placement of top, clamped down, and then used two screws to mark location through the front rail. Did same with clips at each biscuit groove. Took apron off and drilled/tapped holes at these 7 spots. Did spend ton of time with a plane flatening the bottom of the top and top surface of the cabinet. Still showed some minor gaps. Stuffed some 2 part epoxy. Epoxy was dried and scraped. Then put same colored wax on. Didn’t really stick. Then I kind of forced it there. Looks ok now.

Tomorrow, we deliver to our daughter. Hope she likes it. Pictures will be added of finished table then.

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