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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #25: Sprayed on First Finish Coat

03-11-2017 04:46 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I began spraying finish on my tool cabinet today. I was undecided whether i should spray polyurethane or lacquer over the seal coat of aerosol clear Zinsser’s Shellac. i decided to give both a test. i sprayed MinWax polyurethane to the insides of this cabinet including the four shelves, but i also sprayed it on the backside of this cabinet. So for all other surfaces on this cabinet I sprayed Deft lacquer. Those surfaces were the panel top, both sides of the cabinet plus the cabin...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #23: Wiping on My Dye Mix

03-09-2017 06:37 AM by HappyHowie | 4 comments »

I had used Charles Neil’s recipe for Red Cherry Mahogany but after wiping this dye on the drawer fronts poplar parts, I decided to change the formula a bit. I wanted a lighter and more brown recipe. After consulting Charles Neil he suggested that I add green TransTint to the recipe. Green and red, he said makes brown. What I did was to test the recipe on some scrap pieces of timber. I settled for adding 1/2 part of green plus 1 part of additional distilled water to the existing 17 ...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #21: More Fixing Details and Thinning my Dye Mix

03-03-2017 04:57 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I spent more time inspecting my cabinet and its joinery. I used more putty to fill some of the gaps I found on the doors, etc. After the putty was dry I sanded those spots with my hand sanding blocks. The image below shows the inside surface of my drawer front. This is the original mix of TransTint dyes to make Charles Neil’s red cherry mahogany recipe. It goes on very thick so it nearly makes the wood grain disappear. That worried me some so I began thinking of thinning the recip...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #18: Final Stages on This Tool Cabinet

02-22-2017 05:31 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

Today I glued and clamped the poplar breadboard ends to the the top plywood plate as well as the 3/8 inch thick trim around the base plate to cover its plies. Tomorrow I will need to trim the sides of this breadboard top. I will do that at my Saw Stop or I may use my #6 WoodRiver bench plane. We’ll see what will work best; maybe both. After I completed the steps listed above I determined my next step would be to resaw the large Sapele plank. I calculated that about 1/4 inch th...

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