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Blog series by Gary Fixler updated 2001 days ago 3 parts 5040 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: everything up to, but not including the finishing work

2004 days ago by Gary Fixler | 6 comments »

This is a very simple one. I was hired by our office manager to slap together a lazy susan in maple, to match the cabinets at work in the kitchen. It’s going to hold coffee cans, filters, spoons, and other coffee-time trappings. It can’t get much simpler. I biscuit joined 5 17” lengths of jointed 1×4 maple from the same 8’ plank, making a roughly 17” square, cut out a 16”+ circle, sanded it up and routed the edge to clean it up to a more perfect 16&...

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Part 2: unclamping, cleanup, and sanding

2004 days ago by Gary Fixler | 12 comments »

The edge-band/rim glue-up dried well, but it was about an hour of work to chisel, scrape, and sand away the glue squeeze out, especially where I couldn’t get to it under the strap clamp while it was drying. I cut the rim/edging myself from the same maple to a 3/16” thick strip, though finish sanding has brought it down a bit. I’m leaving it a little rough for a more matte/utility finish, though I see areas that need some finish cleanup, and I want to ‘break the edge...

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Part 3: finishing work begins

2001 days ago by Gary Fixler | 3 comments »

Getting close to the end here, and I finally locked down my simple finishing schedule. Here’s how it’s looking right now: It looks a little blotchy, and it is, but that will be healed up soon, I believe. Here’s what you’re seeing so far, and what I did tonight: 1) light sanding to break the edges a bit, refine a few things, tack-cloth away the dust2) very light foam brush coat of Zinssler® Bulls Eye® SealCoat™, w/ 45 minute dry time3) light sanding with 150-g...

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