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Blanket Chest #16: Last Finish Coat

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 01-05-2016 05:47 AM 616 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Two Coats... that many or more planned for today. Part 16 of Blanket Chest series Part 17: Torsion Lid-Stay Hinges are On: This Project is Completed »

It did not take long today to spray on the second and last coat of finish. Again this was spar urethane that I was spraying on my wormy maple Shaker style blanket chest. I will let this coat dry 24 hours before I begin fastening the lid hinges.

The only thing that remain on this project besides letting the urethane dry thoroughly is to install the Rockler stay-lid torsion hinges. As I mentioned earlier in this blog, I glued two shim pieces to bring the chest’s back panel out from 5/8 inches thick to 3/4 inches with a maple 1/8 inch shim. I needed this because the hinges are made to insert over a 3/4 inch wall.

These photographs were made in my shop with mostly natural light. However, my sky was overcast cloudy today. Still the photos, I think, turned out well.

-- --- Happy Howie



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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 01-05-2016 04:30 PM

Beautiful work. I love that wood you used. This will make a great gift

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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DonB

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 11:43 AM

Amen on the beautiful work and the wood. Your finish tops off a well done project which will be cherished I’m sure. The satin finish is one I favor more than a glossy finish. In any event, you did a marvelous job.

-- DonB

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