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Cherry Blanket Chest #5: Almost done

02-18-2012 07:20 PM by jcwalleye | 4 comments »

With the lid built, joinery done, hinges mortised and everything sanded it’s off to the finishing room. The maple panels were finished earlier while making the frame, so all thats left was finishing the frame parts. There are over 40 frame pieces and I wanted to get as much pre-finishing done as I could. Here is a snapshot of my finishing area and some of the materials I’ll be using. I’ll start with 2 coats of General Finish Seal a Cell, followed by many coats of ArmorSeal. In between lightly sand with 320 grit sandpaper. The last coats, will be sanded with 0000 steel wool between them. I’ve had my best luck, wiping on many coats of thinned poly. Here are the parts drying. A...

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