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Various shenanigans #5: My wifes cats wreck everything!

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 08-17-2013 09:57 PM 1400 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So last night I was cutting some marquetry while watching season 1 of Rome. I had a mug that was maybe 1/8 full of water (not very much) that I could use to get the OBG off my hands and remove the paper off my patterns as needed. The item in question worked out really well and I was all done for the night, except the episode I was watching was not over yet. So I decided to find something else to do while it finished. I remembered a small panel that I am working on for the back of a shadow box, I needed to apply a few more coats of clear shellac, so that is what I did.

Wake up this morning and go to check on my marquetry project that I had under two boards and 20lbs of free weights… and what do I find? Some time in the night a cat pushed over the small mug of water that I forgot about…. right onto my panel that I had shellac’ed.

The water had gotten into the panel core (MDF), but thankfully there was not enough to make the hide glue I used release, but it did warp the backside maple veneer a little..

Not only that… but I started to look at the show side a bit more…

Yup… paw prints in the shellac!!! Cannot express how upset I was when I found this.

I used some 600 grit and sanded and sanded until the prints were gone

And the used a nice brush and applied another coat of shellac.

A few more coats and it will be ready to be buffed out and waxed.



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patron

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 11:17 PM

bummer
but a good save

dump the cat without the wife noticing lol
(or at least check that the cat
is not in the shop
when you leave)

or cover your work better

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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shipwright

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 12:58 AM

Jeremey, you should be able to iron the back bit flat. It may need re-clamping for a bit because it is a liquid hide glue, not HHG but it should repair. A note about MDF, you can’t reverse the glue well with it because the water softens the MDF.
Looking good, nice marquetry. .... :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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JeremyPringle

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 04:04 AM

Thanks Paul. I’m going to put the french cleat right there on the back anyways, so thankfully the veneer did not release.

I am pretty sure I got some bad batch of shellac too, I noticed it acting funny the last time I was applying it, and I am pretty sure now that it is a bad batch, so that is slowing me down quite a bit as well. But I should be done this no later than next weekend and should have some pictures then. I am also working on the marquetry for the top of my sting inlay box, and should have more on that posted soon.

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