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Contemporary Cross project #9: Gluing, sanding and completion

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Blog entry by kevinw posted 12-20-2010 01:35 AM 984 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I brushed glue inside both of the dadoes and then clamped it together to dry.

Here is a view unclamped and with a bit of face sanding to clean it up. I forgot to take a picture after the final sanding, but basically rounded over the edges a bit and thinned the thickness a bit on the 4 ends.

I put three or four coats of spray lacquer and hand rubbed to a nice satin finish. Here is a test hanging on the wall before shipping.

Happy to report that the customer said it exceeded her expectations. That is a great thing to hear!

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO



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#1 posted 12-20-2010 02:15 AM

Nice finished product Kevin. I’ve been following this blog with much interest. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 04:38 AM

The lap joint looks good. Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 04:39 AM

Thanks Broglea and Tad. The curved edge joint was probably the hardest part to figure out. Seems to have worked pretty well.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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