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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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Refinish a Table Top #3: Completed Refinishing this Coffee Table Top

01-18-2017 03:59 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I completed spraying the polyurethane finish on this table. I had a few spots that I scuffed sanded on the lower portion of the table. I applied some of my dye mix to those areas. I made sure the remainder of the table was clean and then sprayed a light coat of finish to the lower portion of this table. I will give this table tonight and most of the morning tomorrow to dry. Once it checks okay I will apply a thin coat of dark brown Briwax and buff that thoroughly. I have already told...

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Spraying TransTint Dyes #2: Difficult: Maybe Impossible

12-28-2016 05:26 PM by HappyHowie | 11 comments »

I learned yesterday that spraying dye on this coffee table top with the intention not to wipe the surface was a difficult process, if not an impossible task. My sample test on scrap pieces of wood was successful, but those were small pieces. The largest scrap piece was about a foot square. Spraying the larger table top was much more difficult. It began to be clear quickly that I must wipe the surface. I looked for a clean cloth. After I began I realized I should have soaked the cloth in my...

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Spraying TransTint Dyes #1: First Experience with Dyes

12-27-2016 02:50 AM by HappyHowie | 6 comments »

My neighbor damaged the top of this coffee table. He was thinking getting rid of it or just covering the damage top. I told him I thought it could be repaired, refinished. I asked him to give me a chance to refinish it; to restore it. Martin gave his okay. I began by removing the existing finish with a finish remover I bought at my local big box store. I lightly sanded the top after removing the finish. I also applied a light coat of Shellac sanding sealer to the top’s surface. ...

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