what i've been doing #8: base assembly glue up

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Blog entry by Dave posted 01-11-2011 03:05 AM 1588 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: im a idiot when it comes to design Part 8 of what i've been doing series Part 9: fixing error's and dry fit »

Ok we got iced in from a winter storm and that made me some shop time. So let the glue up commence. It is not a very big assembly but I have been working on it for a while.

What do you see wrong on the leg assembly. Some moron, namely me, ran my dadoes out of the ends of my rails. Now I will need to figure out a cover up plan.

So while the glue dried I had a cutoff of the lid and started playing with some finishes. I used some bright red milk-paint and laid a coat of it about a week ago. Then I sanded with 100 grit. Then I stained it with Mahogany finish. I let that set up, and then rubbed it down with linseed oil. Sanded with 150 grit. I hand rubbed 5 coats of 1 lb dewaxed shellac. And this is what I have so far.

Its black walnut.

The lid is on the floor behind it. Standing up to the left of the board I am holding. I have some filler in a check that is still not dry 2 weeks later. I hate the wait in winter time. The sapwood even has figure.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 03:10 AM

It looks to me like you’re doing fine Dave. Coming along great. Let it snow…

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 06:35 PM

Coming along well and a great looking finish.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 02:49 AM

Thanks guys, I am use to house construction and small projects. This furniture stuff is new ground. But fun!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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