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Well after some trials and tribulations with the streaking on the top while applying the dye stain, we have fixed it! Thank-you my fellow Lumberjocks for all your help and support.*
As mentioned in my previous blog, I rehand-planed the top and started over with a lot of sanding. I felt the streaking was unfixable and too far-gone to pass Blondie’s or my inspection. It did allow me to buy some new tools. I purchased and love the new and improved Earlex 5500 turbine sprayer along with a gravity feed gun for small jobs. I sprayed 3 light coats of stain and 2 coats of Seal Coat and I’m really happy with the top now.
I have mounted the doors and drawer face. To all the professional cabinetmakers that make these doors & drawers that are inset all the time, wow. My hat is off to you. I have almost got them dialed in with the gaps. I was surprised how long this took me. Admittedly, I was being very careful when drilling the cup holes and setting it up as I did not want to make new doors. I have learned when doing inset doors and drawers to really watch how much sanding you do on the face frame. This can cause some real headaches on your gaps being uneven if your too aggressive.
Yesterday I finished sanding & applied both coats of Charles Neil Blotch control to the case and it has dried overnight as suggested. Today after I return from a friend’s house, we have to fix my Air CompressorvI will spray the case. It has some small cracks at the bottom and Sears after only 5 yrs no longer make tanks for them. We may have to cut the bottom out and weld in a new one if it corroded to much, but that’s another story and not woodworking related…( Sorry… rambling )
I will light knock any whiskers there are down with 220 and start spraying the stain on the case. While drying I will work on sanding the doors and drawer face.
So far, approx 93 hrs spent making this project. Almost done, and our new 64 Samsung is awaiting her new home.
Thx for the helping and all comments welcome.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"