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Project by Matt in Franklin posted 03-31-2014 12:38 AM 1630 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this pocket hole jig and storage unit a little while ago, however I am posting a new aspect of it… the finish.

This was my first oil/varnish finish and it turned out great. I used 60% GF Arm-r-seal, 30% BLO (boiled linseed oil) and 10% naptha. I used the odd ratio due to the fact that the arm-r-seal is already a diluted wiping varnish and I wanted to use naptha to aid in faster drying times.

I applied three coats over several days. Each coat consisted of applying a generous amount (flooding the surface using a rag). The wood drank it up well, which is why I used 3 coats. I sanded with 320 and 600 grits between coats. I built up an ever-so-slight satin sheen and the surface is hard, dry and smooth as glass.

The oak plywood used looks completely different. You can see the original post HERE.

-- I'm just a simple caveman





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niftynoel

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 01:56 AM

Very nice. I made one something like yours, but have not found hasps like yours yet. Where did you get them?

-- Noel

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Matt in Franklin

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 02:01 AM

I got the hasps at Lowes, however, I am not super happy with them. The one on the right side has already loosened to the point that I dont trust it much. They are like $4, so I guess you get what you pay for.

I think I need to find a website that sells drawer knobs and clasps, etc.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 02:03 AM

That looks too nice to use. I hate to see a grown man cry. :-)
It will get skinned up sooner or later.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Matt in Franklin

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 02:07 AM

Mike, That’s the great think about an oil finish. If it gets scratched up, it should be relatively easy to repair.

Also, this was my first use of this kind of finish, so the main reason I put it on my jig was to practice before I tried to put the stuff all over an oak book case! No one but me will see the jig!

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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niftynoel

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 02:24 AM

Matt – someone told me that Woodcraft has nicer ones, but the store near me (Knoxville) did not have them a couple of weeks ago. Looks like internet search is in order…

-- Noel

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Matt in Franklin

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#6 posted 03-31-2014 02:28 AM

I have not checked the woodcraft near me. I have bought drawer pulls there before.

How is that store in K-ville? I used to work at that Toys R Us right next to it when I was in college. It looks like a newer store than the one near me.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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dbhost

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 10:07 PM

I have seen a few of these done, but I must say yours is the only one I have seen with an actual finish applied to it. Very nicely done!

I need to get out to the shop soon and suck up some of my scrap making one of these…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Matt in Franklin

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#8 posted 03-31-2014 11:54 PM

yep. I needed to practice using this new finish, so I figured I’d practice on this jig.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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#9 posted 04-01-2014 12:27 AM

ok.. I was going to ask about your mixture and what exactly BLO is. As I strated to ask the question, it dawned on me so I am posting this for anyone else that was wondering about BLO. BOILED LINSEED OIL! Maybe I was the only one who didnt get it right out of the gate!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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Matt in Franklin

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 12:40 AM

Scott, sorry for the momentary confusion! I went ahead and clarified it in the original post.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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