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Forum topic by DonJ posted 05-16-2010 03:21 AM 896 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-16-2010 03:21 AM

I’m building one of the stand up jewelery chests that have the sides that open up. I’m planning on having two rows of hooks to hang necklaces on. I got ahead of my self and sprayed lacquer on the interior of the doors, which are made up of 1/2” raised panel sections. I was going to glue a bar of sorts on wooden posts to install the hooks on. The posts have to be connected to the stiles (that are 1/2” thick). Although I haven’t tried it, I don’t think I can now glue the posts onto the stiles because of the lacuqer finish, and I can’t screw them on from the back, because that is the exposed raised panel side. I’ve thought about the new Kreg mini system that one can use on 1/2” wood, but I hate to have to pony up $50 (unless that’s my only alternative). Any suggestions? Thanks.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 05-16-2010 03:34 AM

I’ve removed small portions of paint or finish with a utility knife and a window scraper/and or chisel. just score it with a straight edge and scrape a thin layer off.

I’m sure that there is however a glue like the tite bond insta bond or another that you can glue to lacquer.

-- measure once, keep cuttin' til it fits

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 04:14 AM

Maybe you can wipe some of the lacquer back off with solvent and sand it some.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 03:26 PM

I’m going to go the dowell method. I can’t believe I didn’t think of that myself; oh well, that’s why we depend on each other. Thanks for the assist!!

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 03:55 PM

last choise is to use some messing screws thrugh the strib of wood into the panel

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