Ah… finally some woodworking at last.
I don’t really have any time or the mind space lately to focus on construction and creation much, and it felt like I was just collecting tools as of late. All with the preparation of ‘one day’ to be able to get to things.
As it happens, I am able to dedicate a little time for some refinishing jobs as I don’t really need to think much for those, and it’s easier for me to get in the zone and just go at it.
First things first. I want to run some test runs with the sprayer, so that I don’t have to do practice runs on the more critical dining table (we bought it, and noticed the finish on it was poorly done with some dry spots, and very light coating that easily rubs off).
I decided to practice on a couple of IKEA stools/chairs/side-tables. although the finish and work I’m going to put on them will probably be worth more than the chairs themselves, they are somewhat easy to work with, and a great practice pieces as I don’t need to worry much about messing them up.
First thing first. surface preparation. I sanded the chairs with 80grit to take off the previous finish, then 150 grit, and finished with 220 to smooth them out and get them ready for the finish:
I finally used the PC dust extractor in conjunction with my ROS. previously I had a beef with the DC being too loud, and as a stand alone vacuum it is. but working with the ROS I couldn’t hear it as the ROS overpowered it in loudness.
What I did experience was an amazing no dust in the air or anywhere operation – at all! this DC sucks great! I think I’ll need to give this one an extra star in my review. it earned it. And working with the DC in tool-operated on-off mode is fantastic. It’s not really a needed feature, but it does make things more convenient and simple.
Anyways, chairs are clean, and ready for the finish, and my experimentation in spraying.
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