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Misc. Shop Stuff #27: Pewter Cupboard in Milkpaint

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 07-15-2013 03:13 AM 947 reads 0 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 26: New Medicine Cabinet, Pt 2 Part 27 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 28: Cupboard in Milkpaint - Complete! »

Can’t find where I introduced this, but it’s a cabinet my son made in HS shop class last year but didn’t finish. A ‘threshold’ was missing below the door that needed to be added.

Used the #66 to create add a detail to the main shelf,

And with crown moulding it was ready for finishing.

I applied 3:2:1 mix to the T&G back (all material is reclaimed), taped that off and primed the rest for milk paint.

Tonight was the night to experiment with the stuff, a first for me.

And I ran out of said paint. Must order another bag to finish, but I like what I see so far / should complete very well…

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More milk paint today, doors and carcase done, piece was ‘stressed,’ and ‘antique oil’ has been applied. With the blue tape pulled, here it is (just need to finish shelves)!

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



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#1 posted 07-15-2013 03:39 AM

I like the color Smitty. Will you wear the paint in different spots to replicate an aged piece?

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 07-15-2013 03:40 AM

I might do that, Tony. Disappointed I didn’t get it covered tonight, but it is what it is…

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

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#3 posted 07-15-2013 03:47 AM

Looking forward to seeing it completed.

Thanks for sharing Smitty.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 07-15-2013 11:31 AM

Smitty,

Great ‘Father~Son’ collaboration piece, the Milk Paint will set it off nicely.

@ Tony, ...when I paint, it seems I always wear the paint in different spots, the more I age the more I wear. 8-)

Best Regards. – Grandpa 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 07-15-2013 01:43 PM

Looking good Smitty!

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

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#6 posted 07-15-2013 02:22 PM

Thanks, Maur and Len, for taking a look. Certainly the largest piece to work it’s way through the shop, but do-able. The project came out of a woodworking book I found at a book fair; I likes the proportions and it was milk painted as well, although that one was yellow. Just couldn’t do that on this one.

I said above all parts were reclaimed, but that’s not true. The panel doors were made at HS Shop with new poplar and, ahem, machines that include a router table. :-) Still a ways to go with this, unfortunately, but the cabinet has not complained thusfar about it’s non-complete status. Really, the only thing pushing it forward is my desire to move it out of the shop, even though it has no place to go one completed. But I’ll come up with something.

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

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#7 posted 07-15-2013 04:38 PM

Great looking project Smitty and I love the milk paint. I even found a recipe online for making it, but I haven’t gotten to that yet.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 07-15-2013 05:24 PM

Man, that T&G panel really pops in contrast to the blue color. What type of shelving?

-- 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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#9 posted 07-15-2013 08:58 PM

Mike ~ I’ve been fascinated by those recipes too, and wanted to make my own milk paint, but convenience is just too much. Not the cheapest to buy, though… One bag is $12 and makes only a pint of paint, so it’s $100/gal. Ouch. Now that I’ve typed that, maybe I should search out that recipe. :-)

Shelf boards are in Pics 4 and 5 above. Pine, of the same stuff as the sides.

Those will be primed and painted like the carcase.

More paint ordered this AM.

This piece is looking dangeroulsy ‘Country’ to my eye in the pics above. I’d rather it not, we’ll see. Any way to pull it back from that precipice at this late juncture?

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

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#10 posted 07-15-2013 09:41 PM

This looks awesome! Really nice job on this!

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

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#11 posted 07-15-2013 09:53 PM

You could paint it black? That would decountryfy 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 07-15-2013 10:02 PM

Glitter and gold leaf should do it!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#13 posted 07-15-2013 10:28 PM

Boy, you two are loads of help… Now, where did I put that glitter?

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

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#14 posted 07-15-2013 10:29 PM

Sorry Smitty. I overlooked the shelves.

$100 / gal?! I had no idea that milk paint was that expensive. I wonder why.

-- 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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#15 posted 07-15-2013 10:30 PM

Sparkly, Shiney, OOOOOO

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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