My woodshop proram at Cerritos Community College is having a contest/exhibition/barbecue…
I have till Friday night to finish my entries for Beginning Cabinetmaking and Furnituremaking.
So Far from the Finish
So yesterday I continued the mammoth job of finishing the carcases with three coats of Wipe-On Poly along with the insides of five drawers. I got two coats on and am about to go back to do the final coat.
Here is one pile..
And the other…
Luckily we have a spare room in the house to use as a finishing room (Yes… My wife rocks.)
In order to prepare for staining I needed to make the drawer faces. These drawers are inset….
Back to the wood pile…
Here is the prime specimen… I can get all six drawer faces by resawing…
Here are the drawer faces set in the faceframes…
Ahhhh. Continuous grain pattern…
Then I needed to detail the doors and z-braces. I opted against router work since we are trying to go for a period piece. So out came the block plane for a little chamfer magic.
The end of the z-brace received a chamfer.
Softening the edge of the doors.
The best part… no dust.. just curly shavings… So quiet too.
One cup of tea and back to the finishing room I go.
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