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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 05-27-2011 05:58 PM 2923 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My mom’s house is full of cabinet doors that were made in a Southwestern style and its time for a change. Replacing the cabinets is certainly an option and just replacing the doors alone would work too. But what if we could use our woodworking skills to modify the doors instead. In our situation, this turned out to be the perfect solution. So join me as I show you how to carefully modify and refinish my mom’s hickory doors.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com



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Bertha

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 06:21 PM

I like the chihuahua mug almost as much as the doors!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 06:23 PM

This does point out that buying a quality material door in the first place helps out.

Steve.

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Bertha

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 06:24 PM

^Steve, all my doors are hickory, so your point makes me feel good about spending all that money…ouch.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 09:16 PM

Nice job Mark, thanks for the tips. I agree with you about Timbermate, I think it is the best wood filler, bar none.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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thewoodwhisperer

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 09:27 PM

Its an Earlex but its the HV7000 model. I still have the HV5000 and it works great.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 12:38 AM

Mark, did you ever use Enduro before general finishes bought them? If so, how do you like the way the general flows?

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#7 posted 05-28-2011 01:13 AM

I scraped & sanded for hours and I still didn’t come up with that beautiful hickory under my white melamine cabinets, am I doing something wrong? Great video Marc.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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thewoodwhisperer

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 01:30 AM

Ken – I actually never had a chance to use Enduro prior to the GF acquisition.

Tinnman – haha. Keep sanding! If you don’t find beautiful hickory then at least you got rid of the melamine. :)

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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Stevinmarin

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#9 posted 05-28-2011 02:50 AM

I knew you would use wood filler!!! You mere mortal, you. Hey Marc, cool project. I love reworking existing stuff. Nice job.

Mmmm….turkey sandwich…...

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 04:30 AM

Ken_c

I haven’t heard that before. When did they bought them out?

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Steven H

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 04:39 AM

Marc

I find that spraying is way harder than brushing it on.

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 05-28-2011 04:26 PM

Marc Nice work it looks great! I’m sure Mom love them. I recieved my and have been using my Earlex 5500 and love it. I bought after watching your video on it. Thx. When your spraying General Finishes Enduro how low do you set your spray pattern?

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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thewoodwhisperer

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#13 posted 05-28-2011 04:41 PM

Glad you like the Earlex Ken! As for the spray pattern, if I’m not mistaken, the Earlex doesn’t have a spray pattern adjustment. All you can do is vary the tip size and the flow of liquid. I did use a 1.5mm tip though.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 05-28-2011 04:49 PM

Thx, Yea I said it wrong Been working all night Sorry. I meant how low do you adust the knob on the top of the gun too? Sorry for the confusion. Have a great Holiday wekend.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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thewoodwhisperer

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#15 posted 05-28-2011 04:53 PM

Oh no worries. That’s just something that’s hard to quantify in words. I don’t want the finish to run on the sides or puddle on the top. I have it set so that after two rounds of passes on the top, I get a pretty substantial layer of finish, but no puddling or running.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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