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Project by Todd Barrone posted 11-26-2013 04:35 AM 1210 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was hired to build this rack for a birthday present, It was my first belt buckle rack. I built it to mount using a french cleat. Not real happy with the finish, every time I use lacquer for finish lately, I think it turns out bad and you can see little runs here and there. Th wife said it looks great and that I am to much of a perfectionist lol.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 11-26-2013 05:07 AM

That looks pretty good to me. I love the colours in that Cedar.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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hoss12992

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 07:20 AM

That looks great buddy, love the cut log slabs on the side. Def adds to the character of the piece. Have you tried tung oil with some poly as a top coat on cedar? The tung oil really makes it pop. Great job buddy. My wife will be wanting one of these for some of her stuff to display. LOL

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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BusterB

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#3 posted 11-26-2013 09:28 AM

Must be quite a collection to need that to display them…lol I have not seen woodworker yet who hasnt struggled with a finish at some time or the other bud so listen to your wife… another interesting use of cedar sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 11-26-2013 12:36 PM

Nice build!

If you are going to be doing a fair amount of finishing with lacquer or even shellac, I would recommend picking up a decent HVLP spray gun – they make finishing SO much nicer!

Even spray, no drips and really easy cleanup!

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 02:41 PM

Nice rack, Todd! Seems like I said that a lot lately. Good thing it is not to a lady LJ!!

Do you have more problems with lacquer in the cold weather. I find that problems when spraying in the shop when it is cooler like now. Usually I spray just outside the shop door in warm weather.
Runs are easy to get out of lacquer. I usually let it dry for 8 hrs, then carefully scrape off the top of the run with the side of a knife and set sand with 320 and reshoot it. The lacquer will bite right in to that dry finish

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mariva57

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#6 posted 11-26-2013 05:37 PM

Nice project Todd, congratulations.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 11-28-2013 12:55 AM

great shelf todd,beautiful work as always.got me some cedar a couple weeks ago and am looking forward to building with it for the first time.i agree with buster listen to your wife,the finish looks fine.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Todd Barrone

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#8 posted 11-28-2013 03:56 AM

Thanks every one for you thoughts on this build and your tips, the customer picked it up today and was extremely happy.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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Roger

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#9 posted 12-01-2013 02:38 PM

You must have a heck-of-a belt buckle collection. They’ll look very nice displayed on this fine rack.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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