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    Nice Glenn. Did you use seal coat thinned 50/50 X2? And what is your color mix?

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    That looks great. Looking forward to seeing the drawer fronts pull it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rainey View Post
    Nice Glenn. Did you use seal coat thinned 50/50 X2? And what is your color mix?
    Sorry for the delay in answering. Where I use shellac on the inside areas (to avoid off gas smells) I hit canned Seal Coat with DNA at 50:50. I use an oil varnish mix with some Transtint dye for color as a base coat on show areas. The cherry will color nicely on its own but I give it a jump start with a base coat of dye in McCloskey spar, BLO, and mineral spirits.

    I don't usually use the word "thrilled" but I am thrilled to get back to work on these.
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    I was happy to get the base color coat and sealer coat on before my hand surgery. I anticipated a couple of weeks recovery that turned into four. At any rate; I sand the sealer coat to eliminate any irregularities.
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    I keep an eye out for clearance on shower curtains of a good weight. I have picked up quite a few for a couple of bucks over the years.
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    They make good heavy drop cloths that last a surprisingly long time.
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    The "arc wedges" I am using to give me ground clearance are actually the cut outs from my DC pipe hangers from years ago.
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    I have tacked (a rag squirted with mineral spirits) all the parts and am ready to start in with the film coat. I am still not 100% so we will see how far I get. I plan to take the process in bite-sized chunks so I don't get myself into trouble .
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 05-20-2024 at 6:14 PM. Reason: 5568
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    I had to do a repair on a surface defect that I missed. Whatever the process problem was I did it on one board of both tops before glue up. I stripped both tops and am in the process of refinishing them. I have a coat or two to go but since the latest coat is dry to the touch I can make some sawdust.

    I got the final OK from SWMBO on the pulls. They will be very dark Peruvian walnut to strike a contrast with the cherry. I got the final OK on a form that I have used for other people's dressers but never for anything in our house. Here is one with walnut pulls from about 7 years ago.

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    I think LOML was always unhappy that this one went to someone else. Maybe this is her way of getting some of that back .

    The pulls will use 8-32 inserts for attachment. This also helps with the shaping of the pulls while making them. I use a sort of trammel rig at the edge sander. Then a fence at the spindle sander.
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    The actual pulls will be quite dark. The one shown is just a mock up to make sure I remember the procedure from 7 years ago
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    Neat!
    I can see those in aluminum or stainless on a deco influenced piece!

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    A little more work on the pulls. Second coat of dye will be darker.

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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 06-04-2024 at 9:33 PM. Reason: 6774
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    Very, very nice! Glenn do you spray your finishes? if yes, why do you prefer that vs. brush on?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Allen1010 View Post
    Very, very nice! Glenn do you spray your finishes? if yes, why do you prefer that vs. brush on?

    Thanks!
    For small things that will get a lot of handling like drawer or door pulls I will top coat whatever else I do with a rattle can lacquer. For the main pieces I use an old school wipe-on oil varnish blend. I used to use Cabot's modified phenolic that was an early synthetic varnish. It has all but disappeared from California along with a few other decent, reliable products (a problem you can possibly relate to; I used to live in Vista and am now an hour or so north).

    I tried a few General Finishes products and some others with results other than what I was after and have currently landed on McCloskey's SPAR 7509. I blend this with varying ratios of BLO, mineral spirits, and Japan Drier depending on what I am after. The gloss varnish component yields a satin / semi-gloss finish when wiped off.

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    This is only useful if you are after the semi-gloss / satin finish I frequently use. For a gloss finish I currently brush as I have not yet gotten good enough at spraying to get a good consistent result.

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    I am still working on the spraying skill but often fall back to "what I know" since I am getting older and lazier
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 06-10-2024 at 6:51 PM.
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    thanks Glenn- super helpful!

    I also rely on wipe/brush on finishes primarily because I don't have the space for spraying set up etc.

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    Finally got these guys into the new remodel area. The LED lighting does some odd things to the colors but, you get the idea.
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    Just for general info since my photographic skills stink . . .
    - The floating panels on the sides are book matched
    - The grain on the drawer fronts is continuous
    - The Peruvian walnut pulls came out dark enough to make LOML happy so . . . we all happy
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    Time for some night stands and a headboard.
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    Turned out really nice...yes, the LED lighting can make it hard to get accurate colors in pictures sometimes...but I also stink at photography.
    Last edited by Christian Hawkshaw; 06-22-2024 at 3:17 PM.
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    Those do look very nice. I rarely manage to take a good picture. A few that were taken with natural light in the morning and evening have been OK.

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    Very nice Glenn, simple and stylish at the same time.

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    They look great Glen. I like the size too
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    Nice job! nice wood, design and work!

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