After about one week of sanding. It took forever!
I will be attaching the top with countersunk lag screws.
The holes are over sized to handle movement. The screws will only bite into the top.
I put the base together to test it.
I built a large tent this time from plywood strips and extra bender board left over from the garden.
Here is a shot of the table going into the tent.
Suited up for ammonia.
Here are the test pieces. Left to Right: After four hours with no finish, with Boiled Linseed Oil, 6 hours with BLO
It has been humid here, so I waited a few days for the air to dry out. I use a first coat of very thin shellac.
Here is a shot with one leg assembly first coated.
After all parts coated once.
The colors are very different in the florescent lights. Here is a shot with natural light and the flash.
Next time : a little dye and blending? More shellac, poly for the top, wax…
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