Ute Box Lid finishing and Box staining

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 09-13-2015 08:29 AM 1271 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished profiling the Lid frame and then applied stain to the overall box.

Lid edge profiling:

I used a roundover bit on the frame but as I forgot to do it before the glue up I had to set up my router table to do the work upside down.

I placed a guide on the fence and raised the bit to profile the edge.

Inverted the lid and held it against the fence and upper guide and away I went.

I didnt take any shots as it was a bit unweildly to handle let alone try and photograph as well.

Sanding prep work was then done starting at 80g and finishing at 120g this removed any straglers and finished the slope perfectly


I could not get the exact stain I wanted and settled for a Sikkens external deck stain product.

Applied with a brush and finished with a cloth pad

It produced the finish I was looking for.

A different view, it is actually stained just a light trick I think.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 09-13-2015 01:07 PM

Looks great. I like it! Will it fit in my Ford Ranger?

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#2 posted 09-13-2015 01:12 PM

Looking Good Rob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 09-13-2015 11:29 PM

This is really progressing into a large project!

A very COOL project! :)

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#4 posted 09-14-2015 12:16 AM

Rob, ta-da! What fun to see the finished product. Thanks for taking us along on the ride. Are you going to add some internal divisions, or a tray? What does it look like installed? What a nice project.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 04:15 PM

It looks good Rob and it should be a very useful addition to your vehicle. If you lived here in Norway you would probably have to finish it with fiberglass like a boat before painting to keep out all the rain.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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