Grandson's Coffee Table #7: Just a PIP

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-16-2018 03:47 AM 929 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Top got beltsanded @ 50 grit. Then a vintage sander took over..

(Yes, I tried a plane, and a #82 scraper, samders were working better) Worked through the 80 , 120, 220 grits…

dusted the table off, let the dust settle awhile. Left the table on it’s top, on top of the tablesaw…

Started out with the bottom areas that will show…stained a MinWax Dark Walnut. Brushed on…let sit a few minutes, wipe things down with a rag….then flipped the table over, wiped off the top, stained the top, wiped it down…and threw the rag out into the backyard…So, title says PIP….this is what you would see, if you walked down the steps to the shop…

Table is up where I could see what I was doing..corner view?

Knob for the drawer….before the stain it was a bland “Birch” colour…after the stain?

Grandson might even like that “design”...

Looking along the top…went out today and bought the can of clear gloss poly…will post results when that is done

Hopefully, this grain will “pop” a bit more…
Thanks for following along…looks like I will meet the “deadline” of Christmas Eve…

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

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#1 posted 12-16-2018 02:37 PM

I’m certain he will love the table! I know I do!

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

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#2 posted 12-16-2018 05:10 PM

First coat of clear gloss poly is dry…

Still needs a rub down. Decided to see how it would front of the sofa..

Might just do…

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

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#3 posted 12-16-2018 05:21 PM

Scrappers require the proper approach, Stand in front of wood, assume praying lotus position, start deep in your throat,, UMMMMMMM then start a soft humming chant as you gracefully sweep the naked card scrapper gently across the board, you should hear soft whispers from the shavings as they gently dance in glee.
Looks like sandpaper works too! So does your grandson have a pocket knife to carve his initials on the top?
Almost forgot, lemon grass candles or sage incenses will intensive the experience!!! :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 12-17-2018 06:35 AM

Holy electric sawdust Batman, you have actually used a power tool!

Well done bandit and keep up the good work.

I have a Skil 593 belt sander its almost as old as me but I can still buy belts for it
Its an angry beast when running!

Still have the original box and Manual!

Phoned all the contact numbers one day strangely got no answer!

Not sure about the ”Might just do”.. I think its a definate Will do and Pip Pip …
BTW whats the pencil doing?

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 12-17-2018 07:25 AM

Points to the gear shift..that sander can shift from in-line sander to orbital motion sander.

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

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Cameron Robertson

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#6 posted 01-03-2019 11:44 AM

No reason for him or anybody else for that matter to not love this stunning piece! After the poly coat, I for one, know for sure that this has success written all over it.

-- Cameron Robertson, Manager of storage Dee Why -

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