Almost done with pre finishing parts prior to assembly. I’m excited about gluing up this chair. I have been finishing with Waterlox Original in medium sheen. I applied the first several coats full strength to build up a film. A lot of the parts wound up with fat edge.
I wet sanded the finish with 800 grit paper and mineral spirits on a prepin weapon sanding block. This removed any dust nibs and cat hair from the full strength coats of finish. It also levels the the finish so the last coats go on evenly.
Then I thinned the Waterlox by half with mineral spirits for the final coats. I find the thinned finish dries faster and I wind up with less dust nibs in the finish.
I’m finding that as the finish is built up it’s a little to glossy and it’s looking plasticky to me. I might rub it out with wax and steel wool to dull the sheen. I’ll experiment on scrap first.
I purchased the leather for the cushions from Tandy leather store. I’m going to sew them by hand. I think I could screw them up faster on a sewing machine. Now I need to find some memory foam and teach myself upholstery.
GaryK just posted a thread about a dirty work bench. Here’s mine.
-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.