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

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 04-08-2013 11:03 PM 2141 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« 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 04-08-2013 11:30 PM

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 04-08-2013 11:48 PM

Looks good so far!

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

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 12:38 AM

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 04-09-2013 01:23 AM

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 04-09-2013 01:30 AM

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 04-09-2013 08:21 AM

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 04-09-2013 09:39 AM

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 04-09-2013 04:19 PM

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 04-09-2013 04:51 PM

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 04-09-2013 05:00 PM

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 04-10-2013 12:23 PM

A thing of beauty comin to life.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 04-10-2013 12:53 PM

Looking mighty fine.


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#13 posted 04-10-2013 01:20 PM

Getting there.
Best thoughts,

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

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#14 posted 04-10-2013 02:31 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 04-10-2013 03:36 PM

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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