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Finishing the 2011 bookshelf

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Blog entry by andyboy posted 868 days ago 3743 reads 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is how I finished the bookshelf in our now demolished spray booth.
Hope you get a few pointers/tips from this and perhaps you have some advice for me.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.



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Edward Pickney

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#1 posted 868 days ago

Beauiful piece of furniture. Very professional video. Do you use #0000 steel wool with your waxing?

-- Ed- whippetlove@bellsouth.net

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Brett

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#2 posted 868 days ago

Makes me want to wear a respirator just watching this! Ha ha

The bookshelf turned out nice!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 868 days ago

Great job! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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stefang

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#4 posted 868 days ago

Fun to watch this video and the way to properly spray finish. The bookcase came out very nice. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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GCM

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#5 posted 862 days ago

But how the heck do you clean these spray guns?

-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.

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albachippie

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#6 posted 862 days ago

Great vid, thanks for sharing

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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andyboy

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#7 posted 860 days ago

GCM. Cleaning easy. Blow out excess. Fill cup with inch thinner. Slosh around and blow it out. Put another inch in and undo the nossel. Place nossel in cup with thinners for next time.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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albachippie

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#8 posted 860 days ago

I have the spray equipment, but have been afraid to use it because of the cleaning! You make it sound quite easy! I guess for water based products you would use water insteaad of thinners?

Thanks again for the post

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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andyboy

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#9 posted 859 days ago

albachippie

Yes but I have found water based quite a challenge. Warm weather it tends to clog the nozzle etc. I’m sure there are ways to counter the problems but I’m not in that space the moment. I enjoy how fast lacquers dry etc.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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albachippie

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#10 posted 859 days ago

Warm weather is not generally an issue in Western Scotland! I don’t know much about laquers etc. Quick drying is definitely a bonus. Do you mix your own or do they come pre mixed?

Cheers,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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andyboy

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#11 posted 858 days ago

Hey Gary, Greetings to Scotland from New Zealand. My mum is from Aberdine. (spelling?) I mix my own. I try not to thin too much as the product won’t build nicely. But if too thick for my gun, it won;t atomize and will leave an orange peel finish. So about 70 – 30 The 30 being the thinner.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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albachippie

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#12 posted 858 days ago

Andy,

Could your mum be from Aberdeen? I googled Aberdine, just in case, but it was a restaurant in Aberdeen that came top!

Thanks for the tips on finishing. Would it be okay to PM you sometime to pick your brains further? Finishing is an aspect I really want to get in to more. My shop is very small mind you, so may not really be practical. I have a HVLP gun for my compressor, but was possibly going to invest in a stand alone spray station when the time comes.

Thanks again,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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