That OddLots Ad #29: Final PIP..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-09-2018 11:51 PM 606 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Before this thing is brought upstairs, insert and backs installed, and posted as a Project…

Sanding was done. Then a coat of this stain was brushed on…I thought about using these latches for the doors..

As they match the rest of the hardware….

Was then informed by a Design Guru, that such latches are CHEAP, and the look sucks? One on every corner…..
Let the stain dry a while…..happened to remember I had a wee bit of Walnut scrap sitting around. First thought was to in-fill the latches…but they face the wrong way….Then I sawed a chunk off, resaw to make two thin pieces…then bandsaw to rough shape. Sander to smooth the curves out. Pilot hole and a countersink bit…to use the screws from the “Cheap” latches..( cheap screws, too?)

Something like this….

Nor does it matter which way you turn them…

Either way works. Let this sit a day ( Monday the shop is Closed) and then after the shop had cooled down today..

A coat of Clear Gloss varnish was brushed on….will rub it out tomorrow..

Then get the crew gathered up, and move this thing upstairs…need at least two, or three young, strong backs…may pay with a couple of “Cold Ones”, if they want. have some things to move around in the living room, where this will be going….other than that…next posting will be as a Project.

Thanks for following along…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 10-10-2018 03:40 AM

Well I think the original latches were fine. Growing up, they were the defacto latch for any cupboard door.

Looking forward to seeing the insert in place.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-12-2018 02:38 AM

Good job, bandit…..You did it…!! it’s going to look really good once it get it all completed…...I like the color of stain, and the varnish finish is stellar….I look forward to seeing it on the projects page…’s been a long time coming, but now it’s done, except the insert….!!! Now on to a new project….after a much needed rest….:)

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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