Bench/stand for metal working lathe #7: Sand, start finish and tool tray

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 12-27-2014 03:52 PM 1389 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Short stretchers and sanding Part 7 of Bench/stand for metal working lathe series Part 8: Ready for the top »

Decided to keep cost minimal and use an unopened can of Pecan Poly Shades….. And only managed to spill half of it on the floor…..

Here’s the first coat…. Nothing to brag about…

Glued up some scraps to make a tool tray for the tool kit that came with the lathe… Some metric wrenches, Allen keys, dead centers and a nice chuck for the tail stock…. I’ll spiffy it up with some Kaizen foam when I’m done…

Hope to get a second coat of finish on today… And then spray some rattle can poly over the top for durability…

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#1 posted 12-27-2014 03:59 PM

Looks great from here…. The floor that is!!! ;^)

Ahhh…. Kaizen foam…. Jeff & 74 would be soooo proud!!!

Carry on….
With the build…. NOT the spill!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 04:30 PM

Looks great. I was wanting to see a pic of the newly stained floor myself.
I think the Polyshades can be a useable product as long as it is not just painted on and left. If wiped back off it can be used like a gel stain. I have seen it painted on and left. Not pretty.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 06:22 PM

Oh boy oh boy…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 11:15 PM

Second coat…

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 12-31-2014 02:04 PM

Looks like it oughta do the trick, Matt. Nice job. Polyshades looks good from here.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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