Jake's chair #5: Mister sand man

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Blog entry by James Alberding posted 06-19-2012 06:11 AM 2359 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I came home from work today and went straight to the shed after listening to the shot of the day and got busy!

Now that I have made my templates for the chair, I routed all of the round over edges that are called for by the Jake’s chair plans. I really do enjoy using the router, there is something satisfying to watching the edges go from raw cut edges, to pretty, smooth, and finished as the bit passes with ease. But on the down side, I really want that router table because bending over the bench for an extended amount of time gepainful quick when your 6’6”. It will help when I build some taller work benches, but standing in one place working the wood is what I want.

I took a couple pictures as i was rounding over the edges of the pieces…

I borrowed the palm sander from work today so I also finished most of my finish sanding. I have poplar boogers! I’m starting to like this wood more and more. So I would like to ask for some opinions on what finish I can use for really good protection with this being Seattle, but will also bring out the green in the wood, without discoloring it too much?

Thanks for reading,


-- measure once, cut twice...

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#1 posted 06-20-2012 02:10 AM

In doors or out?

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 05:14 AM

Outdoor. Although I do have cover on my deck, they may get rained on occasionally

-- measure once, cut twice...

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