Furniture #37: Mushroom Seat Mk II Pt 2 unassembled finished

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-11-2018 06:41 AM 1342 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I managed to get quite a bit more done:
1. Made the seat top
2. Glued the two halves of the base together
3. Sanded everything
4. Polished everything

First up I joined two more pieces together to make the seat.

Post Note: Parallel clamps courtesy of Degoose’s fire sale!

While they were drying I wrestled the base into a position to glue the two halves together.
First up I tried to screw them but that idea was a fail as all it did was misalign the sections.
So it was out with my Big Al’s band clamps and a couple of pieces of Rep band to passify it whilst glueing

That was the end of any work for a few hours, and i managed to get it all done by 1100, then a bit of quiet time for remembrance day, ... then in the afternoon added the final screws and began sanding.

Started at 60 Grit and worked my way up to 800 Grit.

here is the progress at 120 Grit.

Then quite a few hours later at 800 Grit.

Next was the final polishing of the individual parts.

All that is left to do is to now is to attach the top of the seat and finish everything.

But now Its time to pack up for the day and go inside.

I will do that tomorrow and then if all goes well post it as a finished project.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 11-11-2018 07:12 AM

Rob, that a 1000% improvement on the painted (original) one. That timber look absolutely shmicko.

I’m guessing it’ll be a neutral finish to exploit the timber grain.

However, 800 grit for something outside (if it’s a replacement?)... do you have surplus sandpaper(?)... or are you mushrooming us (??)?... kept in the dark and fed bull-shit.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 07:33 AM

I must say you are making me miss all of this….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 11-11-2018 08:59 AM

A bit of an update:

LBD: Thanks for the complement, and yes it it will stay natural, to obtain the required polish shine at least 320 Grit plus is needsed as a start level, and yes I did use 800 grit to finish, then as for me thinking it would stay outside, Aurora saw it and I was worded in that it was to stay indoors!...looks like I will have to make another one, now I have actually got some 1600 grit, I use it sharpening tools!

Larry: I had better put some writing on the parallel clamps too! acknowledging where they came from!
I hope you are enjoying yourself, no doubt 12 months will pass quickly!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 11-11-2018 10:08 AM

Gold mate, great craftsmanship. Great little seat.
Cheers Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#5 posted 11-11-2018 12:12 PM

Very well done Rob. Better hope you wife doesn’t want a matched pair after you finish the next one!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 11-11-2018 08:31 PM

You’ve certainly done a first class job on the stool with all those angles… well done Rob!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 11-11-2018 11:50 PM

Really looking COOL!

Very nice…

I’m ready to see the grain POP! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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