|Project by shaun||posted 07-15-2008 11:46 AM||1888 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Hey all, been away for a while. Lifes been insanely busy and the computer’s been busted. This is the first time I’ve had a chance to log on in a couple of months.
Here’s the latest out of the workshop. The pictures are lousy and I’ve still got to wrap up the finish on two of them so it’s not quite a completed project yet but I’d say it’s close enough to post.
They’re spanish cedar with oak inlays on the front of the seat.
This finish goes like this, 2 coats Zinser dewaxed shellac – sand with 220, system 3 spar varnish – sand with 320, system 3 spar varnish – sand with 400, system 3 spar varnish – sand with 400, system 3 spar varnish – sand with 600, system 3 spar varnish – rub out with 0000 steel wool.
That sounds like a lot of spar varnish but I thin it 50/50 with mineral spirits. I’ve found that it goes on much easier this way. It takes longer to complete the finish but I think it comes out look much nicer than using it straight.
-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!