Woodworking projects under way. #17: Wood Magazine clamshell cabinet part deaux. Not done, but loading it up.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 06-19-2011 07:26 AM 7483 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I have, for expediency sake opted to not finish the cabinets. They plywood just sucks the Watco oil up like a wino sucks up Night Train, so instead of using good oil for bad plywood, I am just going to leave it bare. The only thing left to do is the magnetic catches. So for now I have started loading it up. The doors stay closed on their own, and the catches are really not 100% necessary. I now have my wall peg board empty, which is a great sigh of relief for me. I now get to move on to removing the peg board and framing from the wall, plugging those holes, and painting the wall, and ceiling in that area…

Soon I will be moving on to rebuilding the strong tie bench, deeper to accomodate the miter saw, and narrower to allow the freezer to fit on the concrete floor shelf thing a ma jig… I have also started marking where the outlets are to go on the walls, and am getting that much closer to ready to contact the electrician and get work started in that area…

Photographs, and a completed project entry will be added when I add the catches, and the plane tote between the cabinets as I consider this all a single project in 3 pieces…

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 04:47 PM

I understand about not treating them, however…............( might take a half dozen little pieces of that plywood and try different finishes on each one. You might try a little poly mixed in with a second coat, or some such. MDF really soaks up stuff, of course. The secret with MDF is to not use MDF…...........(-;

OK, had a least to make you think about it. I have two fixtures in the shop that have not been finished yet, but I am going to. One is some small platforms and 2×4’s that I erect to work on larger objects to bring them up higher. My minibench is currently on it, while I electrify it. I am about one 1/3 through with the electrifying. Cross my fingers, I may get done this morning. The other is a support for long pieces for my RAS that I threw together with junk wood. It works so well, and is used so much that I decided I had to fill in the random saw cuts, etc. Now it has be sanded and finished. But both these objects are in use as I speak, so they will wait till I am between projects.

Electrifying your garage will make your shop work a lot more efficient… something to relly look forward to…..........


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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