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Maloof Low Back Chairs #3: Scraping and Sanding

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Blog entry by Dave G posted 09-01-2014 11:17 PM 1158 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After what you saw last time I got busy with the cabinet scrapers. I used three, primarily. The most useful was a very flexible straight one to get into the chair seat and flex around the leg curves. I had to use a french curve scraper on some of the seat curves. And a medium flex straight scraper was pretty handy too. I sharpened them all at the beginning and resharpened the flexible one once. I spent 9 hours scraping.

Then I started sanding: 180, 240, 320, 400, 600 grits. I worked each one patiently, knowing that the main reason for swirls is no completing each grit. This spent 9 hours. (Remember this is my first one and I hope to get much faster).

I treated this hard maple with Watco Natural to pop the grain. And I’ve now started hand wipe poly with 600 grit between coats. I was a little disappointed in the light grain on the seat glue lines. Looking back this was much worse than it should have been because I used one long board to make the glue up. But nobody remarks about those grains except me.

I still need a few more coats of poly.


-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 09-03-2014 12:24 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! I really like the striped effect on the seat.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 09-03-2014 01:00 AM

Maybe the stripes do look nice. Very kind of you.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#3 posted 09-03-2014 02:10 AM

No maybe about it. They are symmetrical, evenly placed, and beautiful. Now, if you will just come and help me build a Maloof Rocker!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 09-06-2014 09:41 PM

Looks fantastic, a credit to you!

I will be watching for the progress of the other five chairs.

-- Regards Robert

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