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Laundry hamper #12: Second door finished, more stock prep

05-22-2022 06:35 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I sanded off the glue squeeze-out from my inserts and got a coat of BLO on the second door this morning. Found a handy hook to hang it on while it dries. The it was time to work more on the frame pieces for the carcasse. I’m really liking the transitional I got in the HPOYD Secret Santa. It’s a lot lighter than my LN #5, which means I don’t mind taking a lighter cut and having to make a few extra passes. But after just a short time working, it started catching shavings between t...

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Building a brace till #24: More drawer front finishing

01-12-2022 08:12 PM by Dave Polaschek | 13 comments »

Today’s finishing started with the four drawer fronts I showed last time. I gave them all a half-dozen quick coats of shellac and oil, with some rottenstone to fill the grain a little quicker, then put them back so I could pull the other five drawer fronts to work on those. I don’t think the first batch are done, but they’re getting close. One more session should do the trick. This next batch has the drawer with the crack and the bug tracks. That one got some CA glue drizzled into the ...

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Building a brace till #23: Shellacking the drawer fronts

01-10-2022 05:00 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

Today I didn’t have a lot of time, so I pulled four different sized (so I don’t get them mixed up) drawer fronts off and started shellacking them. Tools are a pad, which is stored in a jam jar when not in use, a squeeze bottle of a 1 pound cut of shellac (1 oz per cup of alcohol), and a smaller squeeze bottle of linseed oil. I started with two coats of shellac, padded on. It takes two drops of shellac for the smaller drawer fronts, and four or five for the large...

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Building a brace till #22: Starting to finish the drawer fronts

01-09-2022 05:38 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

This morning I started finishing the drawer fronts. It will probably be at least a two-day process. First up was trimming the height of the bottom row. Pretty easy to mark, just reach around behind and use the bottom of the carcasse to make pencil marks at each end of a drawer front, and then connect the dots. After sawing them off, I started on each drawer. For each, as I pulled it, I first marked which side was up on the back. Then I planed the front as smooth as I could wi...

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Sandpaper shelves #6: Finishing

11-08-2021 03:41 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Time to wrap up the shelves today. First was putting on the top. A dab of glue on each corner piece of the frame, set the top in place, and screw it down. Had to drill pilot holes and countersinks for the screws. Then I set the shelf on the benchtop and went over each side with a spokeshave, chisel, and sanding block to remove and glue drips and to fit the top to the sides better. Everything was within 1/32, but that feels huge to the hand if you’re expecting a smooth surface. ...

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Painted poplar picture frame #4: Finishing, day 2

06-24-2021 04:08 PM by Dave Polaschek | 6 comments »

I started today by paring off the dowels I used to reinforce the miters. A flush-cut saw, a chisel, and a sanding block with 60 grit on it did the job. I held the frame in my carving table. Next was using a piece of 180 grit to knock down any drips in the milk paint. A light touch is required so I don’t sand through the paint, but my sweetie thinks she might like a distressed look, so I may come back with some 400 grit wet-dry paper and intentionally take a little more paint off. ...

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Forge table #9: Starting to finish

01-11-2021 06:01 PM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

Today was a fairly light day on the table. Sawed off the protruding wedges and tenons, sanded them smooth, filled a few holes with sawdust and CA, and then hit the table with a coat of BLO. Before: After: Tomorrow I’ll see if I can bend the diamond plate so it’ll fit over the top and figure out how to address the corners of it. Mostly a metal-working day tomorrow, rather than woodworking.

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Trestle Table #43: BLO 3rd Coat

11-19-2016 04:10 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I am getting close to completing this project. This morning I applied my third coat of Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO). I made sure I soaked the end grain parts. In 48 hours I will give this project a thorough inspection in order to determine if any further coats needs to be applied. If three is enough, then I will fasten the battens to the table top’s underside with #6 – 1 inch long square drive flat head screws. I will hand screw these in. The table top for sure is gain a nice...

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Saw Making #5: Gents Saw Conversion Part 4

10-02-2016 10:42 PM by AgentTwitch | 2 comments »

Finishing the Saw Tote We are nearing the home stretch! Thanks for following along. To recap, we decided to convert a 10” gents saw into a western dovetail saw and selected the pattern and materials in part 1. In part 2 of the series, we bored out lots of holes to shape the tote, cut the tote out on the bandsaw, hogged out the mortise for the saw back and drilled stepped holes for the brass split nut hardware on the drill press. In part 3, we cut the saw spine down, notched the saw plate t...

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Finishing #2: BLO, Danish Oil, Tung Oil, Poly

03-26-2016 05:41 PM by OSU55 | 8 comments »

Lots of questions come up concerning various “oil” and poly finishing mixtures and methods. Some of the “oil” products: Watco danish oil, deft danish oil, Minwax tung oil (actually urethane wiping varnish), Minwax Antique oil, actual tung oil. Below are links to two articles by Bob Flexner that provide a great deal of information on the subject. The first is from 2008, the second from 2011.

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