4 thin coats of a shellac padded on and dry Touch sanded with 400 grit and soapy water… Wiped down with water, dry cotton rag, and then a quick wipe with lacquer thinner Space ace reporting for duty… 10, 9,8,7,6...
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General purpose gear head, CAD jockey, CNC tool junky & DIY glutton for punishment...
I was bit with the woodworking bug when my dad custom made built-in desks, bookshelves, cabs and mantle in our family home.
After a decade in the navy, I punched out and built a timber frame house in Maine. And after 15 years, three kids, a large addition and a few out buildings, I'm calling the place done.
Currently work as an industrial packaging engineer and I'm setting up a man cave in the basement to make shaker and A&C style furniture.
Jer. 29:11 :^)
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!
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Some people have expressed interest in the shellac finish I’m using…. Here’s a write up on how I do it, which I learned from Peter Gedrys. You can see some of his amazing work here Here’s the finished front (in really b...
Pine cleats glued and screwed. Plywood bottom installed, and cedar liner glued in… Finish sanded one side and padded three coats of shellac. It took me a while to find the lid stays I purchased long ago… The package ...
I glued up one corner with biscuits and clamp blocks and a second with no biscuits and painters tape…. Painter tape option was much easier and actually came out nicer. So I did the remaining two with tape. Glued up the first frame...
I banged out a quick cross cut sled as my sliding miter is a little fickle maintaining a square cur… Then I cut all of the rails and styles to their final length I had to sneak in a side project to make a coping sled (see my latest pro...