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Quarter Round Display Shelf #7: and Finally!

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Well after one long month of frustration with a height issue. I finally got this project to the finishing stage today. The bentwood lamination I bragged about the last time was a bit short in height once I finished cleaning up the glue up. After multiple goes at getting all three edges even and losing 1 1/2” in height. I had my dad come over and give me a hand this week and we finally got her done. Hot glue, a straight edged board, a 1/2” upcut spiral bit, and a bushing on the old D-Handled router got the straight edged sides and the the jig saw on toe kick. Whew! I got a dozen more gray hairs from that experience.

So some more sanding and it was time to shoot the 1lbs cut of shellac. Sorry no pics and onto the first coat of Waterlox.




Tomorrow I will sand it one more time with some double aught synthetic steel wool and apply one more coat and she will be done! Woohoo! I will post the project when it is done.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"



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degoose

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#1 posted 1855 days ago

Very nice to see the almost finished project.. well done and also a learning curve from what you have written.,. also a teaching aid to the newer wood workers amongst us. Bravo.,

Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1855 days ago

sIKE, I was wondering where you were on this project. It came together nicely and the finish is showcasing the color and beauty of the cherry. I am going to be surprised that your wife does not “commission” one of these as well!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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sIKE

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#3 posted 1855 days ago

Thanks for all of the comments. This project has been a long time coming and I am happy to see the fruits of my labor. Watching Larry’s projects fly out is a bit depressing though ;)

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 1853 days ago

Hi sIKE;

Sometimes things just aren’t easy huh?

It’s always nice to be able to call dear ‘ole dad for help. I wish mine were still here for me to ask.

Look’s great!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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sIKE

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#5 posted 1853 days ago

Lee,

Thanks for all the help you have given since I joined LJ’s, I obviously need it ;) ! Yes it is very nice that I am still able to call up on my dad, though I am having a hard time accepting that he is getting up there in age.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 1853 days ago

thats awesome, gotta love those figures in the cherry.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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sIKE

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#7 posted 1852 days ago

This is my first time using this finish. Its de-waxed shellac for a seal coat and so far two coats of Waterlox, it is very easy to apply, self leveling and looks great once it dries.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#8 posted 1852 days ago

Beautiful color for sure!
I’m still beating the bushes to decide on what to finish my cherry cabinet doors.
I don’t have a sprayer, so perhaps I can had finish?

Keep up the great work!

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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sIKE

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#9 posted 1852 days ago

For smaller projects you can brush/wipe Shellac on. You will bump into problems with Shellac on large areas as it dries so quickly. Which is why for this project I shot the shellac (dewaxed and a 1# cut) . As for the Waterlox, I can’t gush more about it. Is is so easy to apply it’s not even funny. Self levels (even on the vertical pieces, yes those side were applied to standing up) and is a tough finish once it cures. For the second coat, I did have a couple of small runs and a couple of thin areas. I used double aught steel wool and sanded out the problem areas. I then ran the steel wool over the rest of the shelf and applied the second coat. All I can say is beautiful! Yes I need to post a review of Waterlox!

You should have no issues with brushing Shellac onto your cabinet doors what so ever. Just make sure that the Shellac is dewaxed.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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sIKE

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#10 posted 1852 days ago

Reading through the thread I keep talking about the self leveling properties of the Waterlox. This is very dang impressive to me as it is in the middle of summer here in Texas and I am dealing with 105 degree days (remember that is in the shade). This finish is coming out as smooth as a baby’s bottom (I know what I am talking about as I have three of em ;) ) in this heat, no brush marks or anything…

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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