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MisterBill

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02-21-2014 12:55 PM

Now I am contemplating on how I will assemble and finish this project if I cover the front of the case with a single piece of glass set into dado.

The best that I can come up with is to:

1.) Do most of my cutting and milling but don’t cut the pieces to their final lengths.
2.) Apply stain to all pieces and let them dry.
3.) Now cut them to their final lengths. This way I won’t have stain on the mitered ends.
4.) Install the glass and glue up the case.
5.) Apply masking tape to the outside face of the glass around its perimeter.
6.) Very carefully apply a wiping varnish.
7.) Once the exterior finish has dried, install the flag triangle in place on the inside of the case.
8.) Install the prefinished flag case trim in a slight bead of silicone caulking on the exterior of the glass.

Would any of you assemble and finish the case differently?
Would you recommend applying a finish on the inside of the case?

I want to say that I appreciate all of your collective knowledge and answers! That is what makes Lumber Jocks such a great site.


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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 02:19 PM

Bill,

Any finish applied to wood projects needs to be applied to all surfaces.
This will help to equalize the migration of moisture and keep the wood from warping, cupping and bowing, whether you use a film forming waterborne or oil based, penatrating oil with or without wax or an epoxy to finish your project. The same amount of finish, or number of coats also needs to be applied to all surfaces, even veniered plywood.

Note;
Some wood spieces are very acidic and can deteriorate a flag if not sealed with a film forming finish.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 02:24 PM

I would reconsider that approach (with the glass). If you put it in dadoes, it may crack and not be easy to replace. If you look at this flag case plan see an alternate way to do it. You put a frame on the front of the case that has a 1/4” lip, then mill 1/4” thick pieces for the inside. The glass lays on the lip, and the pieces hold it on place. I’m not sure how that affects the wood pieces to be silicon’d to the exterior, but I think it would be workable….and it makes so many other things easier. If you finish the inside, use shellac or a waterborne finish…anything oil based will gas off forever, giving the flag a bad odor (and possibility damaging it). One other thing, staining it and then milling it may put scratches in your stain.

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MisterBill

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 04:48 PM

Grandpa Len: Doh! I should have known that!! Sounds like a job for more masking tape!

Fred: You raise a few good points. I clicked on the link that you posted and the site told me that it wasn’t available. My intention was to do all the milling except the final cuts to length, stain it and then cut it to length.

Any other ideas of how to keep the stain off of the miter ends?

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 04:50 PM

Not to bore you if you have already seen what I am trying to make, but here it is:

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 05:16 PM

PM sent….

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