Blondie's Bridal Chest #8: Glue ups & sanding continue and Top starts getting finish applied.

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« Part 7: Glued up the Top & all 11 Panels Finally Veneered. Part 8 of Blondie's Bridal Chest series Part 9: The end is near! »

Well this Blog will be a short one. All the panels now have 5 coats of Enduro Var from General Finish’s on both sides. The top has been glued up, and both sides sanded to 320 grit. Today I put a coat of Seal Coat on both sides of the top and tomorrow, after a light sanding I will start spraying the finish on the top. I have started gluing up one of the sides and tomorrow will glue up the other side. I ran out of time, as I work tonight. Then I can start sanding some more lol. I will then be able to connect and glue up the front and back to the sides. It’s starting to finally look like a project. I love the color of the Sapele with the seal coat and finish on it. Blondie is happy and that’s all that counts as she was giving me a hard time this weekend. She told me you should leave me a list of what’s being delivered and what she’s signing for. As the UPS or FedEx drivers are always here. I replied well as long as I put the receipts on the table where you told me too I should be fine… Good thing she supports my woodworking addiction… LOL

Thx as always for looking……

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 510 days ago

These look great, Ken.

I’m a huge fan of Sapele, too, the grain can look almost iridescent.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 510 days ago

Looks good so far!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 510 days ago

As always… Looking better & better…

... won’t be long now!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 510 days ago

That shellac really brought out the beauty of that Sapele. And that pecky pecan looks great with it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 510 days ago

Looking good Ken. The grain is really going to get deep now.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#6 posted 510 days ago

It is coming along nicely, very precise work.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 510 days ago

Thx everone, I knew once I started applying the finish that grain would start to pop. i would spray water on it to show people what it will look like when finished. Looking fwd to making progress and getting this done for Blondie so I can move on to the next project…

Thx again for all the kind comments.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 509 days ago

Nice. Good looking too.
Thanks for all the finishing tips too. Do you spray outside?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 509 days ago

Your project is coming along really well Ken. The finish looks great. Can’t wait to see the whole thing. Wives tend to support their woodworking husbands because it is a very benign hobby if they don’t mind you losing a finger now and then.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 509 days ago

As long as we make things for them time to time… Right? LOL

Steve, I bought that spray both Aka Motorcycle tent. Its almost dust free….

“Portable Spray Booth”:

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 509 days ago

A thing of beauty comin to life.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 509 days ago

Looking mighty fine.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 509 days ago

Getting there.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 509 days ago

This is looking good, Ken. She’s going to love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 508 days ago

Wonderful Ken! I hear ya … getting so far along into one project where you can see the end just around the corner … thoughts turn to the next project poking into those grey cells!! That’s what keeps us all young and happy!!! Looking forward to viewing this finished project though :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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