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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #12: Painting the Carcase

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 05-06-2012 06:03 AM 4243 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yes, painting it, so it matches the Inspiration piece. Filler of holes, sanding, oil-based primer then oil-based paint.

Quick set of phots, with another to come first thing tomorrow AM, when the paInt’s dry.

Here’s the brown shell with the Inspiration piece in the background. Bottom line is, I want these two tool cabInets to appear to be from the same ‘set’ when this build is done…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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#1 posted 05-06-2012 01:26 PM

Oh, and I’d forgotten how long it takes oil paint to dry… Still tacky eight hous after application! Turned on a fan, that’ll help; very muggy overnight.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 01:31 PM

Smitty paint? It’s going to look great.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 01:43 PM

Yep, paint! It’s only pine, after all. When it’s a look you’re after, gotta do what you gotta do. Think of it as the Original, Very Solid Color Stain. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 05-06-2012 03:06 PM

Smitty,
Like a Phoenix rising, it comes together, even stronger with purpose. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 05-06-2012 04:57 PM

Looks good Smitty. Takes a special kind of discipline to make a painted project. It is easy for me to get trapped in that “eh, wood putty can fix that” mode.

Does this mean stock up phase is emminant?

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#6 posted 05-06-2012 05:25 PM

All front cover still to build… Doors, mostly. Then the, tambour install…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 05-06-2012 08:05 PM

Looks great and nice for the shop! Really like your saw till in the background as well.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#8 posted 05-06-2012 09:14 PM

Thanks, jjw. The till for the saws was a throw-together. Maybe I should prime and paint to match this piece and the other. Hmmm…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#9 posted 05-06-2012 09:39 PM

Oh, and I’d forgotten how long it takes oil paint to dry… Still tacky eight hous after application!

I didn’t see that until now. You must have been posting as I was. Did I mention I hat e paint. :-)

It is going to be a great addition to the shop though. I can’t wait to see what your going to put in it. I’m so out of plane till room!!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#10 posted 05-06-2012 10:00 PM

Orig is all walnut, no way I’m staining pine to make it look like walnut and i don’t want to strip the whole old piece. That said, thinking about stripping just the doors of the old. New front (will be) is cherry, so far. Haven’t started on doors yet…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#11 posted 05-07-2012 02:53 PM

Cant wait to see it with some tools in it!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 05-07-2012 03:49 PM

Me, too! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#13 posted 05-07-2012 05:03 PM

Personally I like a painted tool cabinet Smitty. It’s really taking shape now.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#14 posted 05-07-2012 05:06 PM

Andy, I’m with you! Gotta know when it’s right, and I think in this instance it is.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#15 posted 05-09-2012 02:31 AM

Caulk, puddy, paint
Make it what it ain’t

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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