|Forum topic by Brett||posted 09-19-2011 07:47 AM||1248 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-19-2011 07:47 AM
I am working on some frame and panels that will have details assembled inside the framework and over the panels. The larger trim work will form the arches. Between the corners of the frame and the top of the arches where they meet to form the point, will be some pieces that fill the corners with smaller arch details. These smaller arches are one piece cut out on the scrollsaw. Over the top of these corner aches will be trim pieces to finish them off and add depth to the corners.
I was planning on gluing all of the trim and details into the frame of the panel. My dilemma, or question, is this:
Should I glue the pieces in first and then finish the pieces (poly), OR should I finish the pieces and then install (glue) them in? Is there some other order of steps that I should consider other than the two options that I am coming up with?
My main concern is the small arch details in the corner and the finishing. These pieces will be difficult to keep finish from pooling/running and then sanding them between coats. If I pre-finish the parts, how would I glue them in? Over the finish? Protect the glue surfaces from finish? (this could be really tedious and time consuming)
Hopefully these pictures will give a better idea of what I am up against.
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and THANK YOU! :)
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