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Project by bbqking posted 10-24-2008 02:51 AM 2271 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t a complete project, but it used to play one on TV. Recently I had to apply finish to a dozen small pegs for through tenons. They would be a pain, so I came up with pressing them to double sided tape and finishing them with great ease. I’m sure you old hands know this stuff, but thought it would be helpful to new blood. As always, bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville





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oldskoolmodder

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#1 posted 10-24-2008 03:51 AM

old or not, it’s good info for anyone.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 10-24-2008 04:56 AM

I like your idea. It’s good to be reminded of these simple solutions. I’ve been pushing thumbtacks through matt board, then tapping the small wooden pieces in place so they are slightly elevated from the matt board. That way I can keep the finish from sticking to the surface beneath, but they sometimes tend to come off if I bump them too hard when staining or varnishing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 10-24-2008 05:00 AM

new blood here…what does the tape do? it looks like it sits on it…but then what? is it so they wont move as you brush on the finish? is that the idea?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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EricW

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#4 posted 10-24-2008 05:09 AM

i believe so napaman.
good idea, i woudnt have thought of it. thanks.

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Russel

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#5 posted 10-24-2008 12:40 PM

Finishing small parts is always a problem for me and I’m glad you posted it. It’s another one of those tricks that makes you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#6 posted 10-24-2008 01:33 PM

Yeah, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Great idea.

-- Berta in NC

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#7 posted 10-24-2008 04:08 PM

thank you for the great tip : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 10-24-2008 10:55 PM

Good tip King.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 10-24-2008 11:57 PM

A good tip can’t be beaten well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 12-08-2008 05:06 PM

I don’t know why I have never thought of it before, but it is a great tip, and will find use in my shop from now on. thanks for the tip.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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dustygirl

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#11 posted 12-08-2008 05:09 PM

Thanks for posting this tip.I’m sure it will come in handy one of these days.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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Peter Oxley

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#12 posted 12-08-2008 05:23 PM

Good tips are always welcome, and this is a great one! I use custom color FastCaps with my cabinetry, and I use tape to hold them so I can spray them at the same time I’m spraying the cabinet parts.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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rikkor

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#13 posted 12-08-2008 06:45 PM

It is a good tip whether a newbie or an old hand. Thanks.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#14 posted 01-28-2010 10:39 PM

we can never have enough of these quick tips on this site… it helps the beginner learn a few new things and reminds the veteran woodworkers about something they may have not used in a while… thanks for posting this…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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steiner

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#15 posted 05-10-2010 02:46 AM

Great tip. Hadn’t heard that before.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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