Sexy Plane Give-away Contest Project #5: Let's finish it!

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Blog entry by Timmy2Hands posted 12-16-2015 04:09 PM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Good morning Lumber Jocks!
This will be the last blog in this series. It’s time for finishing.

Once I get the piece out of the clamps and all the blue tape removed I set it flat on the bench face up and hold it in place with planing stops and a wonder dog.
I make sure my jack plane is nice and sharp and I go around the face of the walnut frame and even out any inconsistancies. I then flip it over and do the same.

I then take a fresh piece of 220 paper and a flat block and go over the entire frame front and back, making sure to soften all the edges and corners.

Once I’m satisfied with the sanding it’s time for the first coat of finish.
For this piece I will be doing a simple wipe-on Danish oil (Watco Natural)
I just follow the instructions on the can, one coat applied with a clean cotton rag, wait 30 minutes, apply another coat and wait 15 minutes, wipe off any excess with a clean rag.

Now we wait.
After 8 hours the finish is ready for another coat.
I give a very light sanding to the frame only with 400 grit and get rid of any nibs on the maple panel with 0000 steel wool.
I apply more Danish oil in the same process as above.

After 24 hours it’s time for some wax.
I like to use this 3M synthetic steel wool to apply the wax, it helps get rid of any nibs and smooths everthing very nicely.
Once the wax dries I buff the entire surface with a shoe shine brush to bring out the desired luster.

So after a few days work this is what I’m left with.
A beautiful frame and panel for my thermometer and hygrometer. I hope you like it.
I’m pretty proud of it.

-- Tim McCoy - @Timmy2Hands on Instagram

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 04:32 PM

Great shop jewelry, Tim!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 04:36 PM

Thanks Candy.
I can’t wait to see the other entries.

-- Tim McCoy - @Timmy2Hands on Instagram

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#3 posted 12-17-2015 01:59 AM

Very Nice, Tim. That is some nice tiger maple

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"

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#4 posted 12-22-2015 05:44 AM

. After giving this a weeks thought I’ll be changing the schedule due to the Holidays and the time they have required on us all. The Schedule as follows:

(1) post progress pictures so far January 1st
(2) post completion photos. January 15th
(3) winner announced. January 21st


-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"

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