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Creating a Lift Desk #5: Re-finishing Unused Trim - A Cautionary Tale

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Blog entry by Underdog posted 12-04-2015 07:59 PM 575 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So thinking to save a little money, since costs were mounting up, I’d refinish some unused trim that was on hand in the cabinet shop I work in.

I found out the reason we rarely refinish this stuff. It’s a LOT of sanding! The price was right though…

Bleah. I think I’d just buy new trim, paint, and be done…

I also would use my 2” maple stock instead of my barely 1-5/8” poplar stock to make my 1-1/2” corner molding next time around. For one thing the 1-1/2” didn’t always cover the butted up ends of the base and RB3 molding. I’d build more “fudge factor” into this thing next time around… More about that corner molding next time around… You see it leaning up against the lathe in this last picture.

And yes, my home shop IS messy, why do you ask?

And oh yeah… I had to make cutouts in the base molding before I could paint it. Took a bit of bandsawing and spindle sanding…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"



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