Father - Daughter Project #6: Back at it

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 06-10-2013 12:04 AM 1346 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: bread boards are done Part 6 of Father - Daughter Project series Part 7: Top side finished »

Now that schools winding down, my daughter has time to play… And now that I’ve got my TS refurb, and other shop projects done, I’m itchin’ to make things again….

We inspected the top panel we had glued up and were happy to see it was still flat. It did shrink ~1/16” in width and developed one small split, but otherwise looked good. So we sanded it again with 220 on the ROS (using the new down-draft out-feed table):

My daughter selected cherry tinted Danish oil for the finish, but I was concerned that it would not soak in the areas where I sealed up the knots with CA glue. So we decided the only way we’d know for sure would be to take the plunge and finish the underside and see what happened…

Ya got to love how easy oil finishes go on. We blunted the edges with a sanding block, wiped down the surface with a tack cloth and then flooded it with Danish, spreading it evenly with a cloth. 30 min later, we added some more and then 30 min. later we wiped it down with a clean white cotton cloth.

The finish appears to have penetrated the areas that were touched with the CA glue, and we’re both quite happy with it.

I can’t wait to see what the “good” side looks like!

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 12:58 AM

Looking good Matt…...nice to have a project with your daughter…very cool.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 12:59 AM

Wow, that’s a fine panel glue-up and finish. You can’t find fault with the upder side. And, certainly quite an attractive young lady to enjoy it when finished.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 01:09 AM

The end result will be the cherry on top….
Of the time spent in the shop with your daughter!!!

Glad you were able to ressurect this project and bonding time with the little one. The time you two spend together is precious and will always be remembered whenever she sees/uses the chest. A chest to be treasured as it will be full of family memories!!!

Good for both of you!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 01:22 AM

The underside looks better that the tops of most of mine!

The look on your daughter’s face says it all. You are both having fun.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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