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Dutch Tool Chest #10: some paint for the exterior

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 09-24-2015 02:33 PM 1082 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Put a lid on it.. Part 10 of Dutch Tool Chest series Part 11: Paint on, nearing the "end" (some additions) »

Took out all the tools, and prepped the chest for some milk paint.

Figured I would snap a pic of my dovetails again before I covered them up.

First coat of paint, Pitch Black

Used a fine mesh scotchbrite pad to smooth it out, wiped down with a damp cloth,waited till it was dry.

Onto Second and third coat, Lexington Green

Only put 1 coat on the back, left the black bleeding through
Bottom also only got green around the borders, figured no real use in another coat on it.

After looking at it, and some discussion with fiance and the fellas over SotS thread, I decided to on some wax/oil over top.

I used Howard’s Feed and Wax, as it was handy.

Pulled out and set on top of my neighbor’s AC condenser for a lighted photo op…

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->



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theoldfart

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 02:56 PM

Looks good Tug. Should be awesome when the hardware is back on.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Tugboater78

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 05:41 AM

Have a latch in the mail.

Not sure if I am going to put handles on it atm, it will require 2 people to carry, I may make some wooden handles just to have something to pull on if I need to drag ( has no wheels and not sure if I will put any on it) it to a new spot.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 09-25-2015 11:54 AM

I have mine on another cabinet and that one is on a dolly so everything moves easily.

I use a hand cart when I travel with it.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 09-25-2015 09:36 PM

That looks really great Justin. I like the colour too.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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