Barrel Back Bar-update

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Project by Mikee posted 10-23-2013 06:43 PM 1694 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to update the photos… I just installed the name: BARREL BACK BAR… Gold Leaf with Black background…. see more pic’s on my home page.

-- Mike

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#1 posted 10-24-2013 09:29 PM

Love it!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 12:08 PM

Wow is that ever a nice bar. It reminds me of the days I rode the Fox River in a Chris Craft!! I love it!!......................................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-09-2013 06:45 PM

Great job. What did you use for the bar top? Is that painted stripes or is that in the wood?

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#4 posted 12-26-2016 01:42 PM

Hey Jwentzelfl,

I actually joined a antique boat club to learn how to do some things….

Every 2 and a half inch’s is a kerf cut from either a router bit or table saw blade which runs 1/8 inch wide… and 1/8” deep.
Next comes the stain, then you put caulk into the kerf cuts drawing your finger through it making a u shaped well…white or black works fine…you’ll be covering it up with paint anyway…
Then comes the varnish and once you get that perfect (14 coats) you use a paint/pin striping tool to draw a bright white line down the kerf…
Once this is all done you feel every kerf cut because the paint line you last rolled on is still below the top surface…

Sorry about the late comment but I’ve been on a boat trip for sometime know….

-- Mike

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