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Limbert Lamp Table - Stickley #240 #7: Fumearama

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Blog entry by CaptainSkully posted 1685 days ago 1230 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Final Glue Up & Finish Part 7 of Limbert Lamp Table - Stickley #240 series Part 8: Ammonia Fume Finish »

Ready for Fuming

After letting the glue cure overnight, I took it out of the clamps and gave it a final hand sanding. Not too bad, but could be better. I think next time I’ll err on making the legs touch on the outside corners instead of a flat meeting. This caused some gappage that I filled with putty.

Fuming...  Whew!

Since our dog laid down by the tent, I figured it was time to fume. There’s no better time than the present. I carefully put the tent over the table and then propped them both up enough to get a glass pie dish under the table. The dog ran away. I lowered both and now I wait for about 24 hours. I want a very dark, antique look, so I’ll max out the fumage.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails



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CaptainSkully

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#1 posted 1685 days ago

BTW, since I didn’t glue the inner shelf in, if I glued a secondary shelf underneath, it would be a perfect place for a secret compartment. All you have to do is pry the shelf up. It’s captured inside the table so it can’t come out, but it can be raised enough. I was actually thinking of putting a San Francisco Chronicle in there and buttoning it up.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#2 posted 1685 days ago

And then tell the world where your secrete compartment is…

-- ED

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#3 posted 1685 days ago

Nice looking table, I think you should put the Chronicle in there.

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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#4 posted 1685 days ago

I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE RESULTS>>>>

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 1682 days ago

is it done yet?! :)

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#6 posted 1682 days ago

It’s funny you should ask. No, it’s not done yet. After 60 hours, it’s only half way done. Part of the reason I think is that the pie dish would only fit underneath the table, so possibly that’s kept the fumes from circulating properly. Also, for some reason, we seem to think the ammonia isn’t nearly as strong as it was last year. To address this, we gingerly placed the glass pie dish on the top with some painter’s pyramids. I hope we don’t get a quake! I checked it again this morning, and it looks like it’s making progress again. I’ve noticed some clamping bruises that need to be sanded out some more. Good thing ammonia fuming is a penetrating finish. Two years ago, I cut a fumed piece and it went 3/16” deep!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 1652 days ago

Beautiful job Capt,
I’m glad to see that my blog was a help to someone. Keep an eye open for a couple of more Limbert projects coming this fall.
Brad Ferguson

http://treefrogfurniture.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 1652 days ago

I really like limbert furniture well done Capt

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1651 days ago

Thanks Brad. I’ve been missing your posts, but I know you’ve been a busy boy. Looking forward to posts about things like your Darrell Peart experience and the Hall frame.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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