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Organizer for Charlene

2009-12-08 06:27:21.343664+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Mostly finished the organizer for Charlene. White oak and white oak veneer over plywoods. Learned a lot. And the finish doesn't really match the piece it was built to set on as well as I'd hoped.

Coming from the shop: Cut the pieces for the first curve for the train loop this evening, need to cut the second loop and build a small jig for the Domino so I can put that together and we can get the train running for the holidays, and on a fold down shelf from the wall so we can have it all year round.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-09 02:03:11.980963+00 by: Dan Lyke

I tried two mechanisms for applying the glue: scraping it on with a hacksaw blade, and the foam brush. Foam brush wins. In fact, next time I'll probably try one of those disposable trim rollers.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-09 01:56:24.948581+00 by: m

Thanks for letting me know how the Titebond veneering worked out for you. I have a couple of years of other projects facing me first, but I might be able to sneak one of those in.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-08 19:10:06.208073+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, and next time I veneer first, then cut: the Titebond 2 with a foam brush on both surfaces, allow to dry, then iron together (within 12 hrs) works great except that the veneer shrinks enough that there then needs to be a bunch of cyanoacrylate gap filling. Doing thi veneer and then biscuit joining the panels would fix that.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-08 19:05:47.237633+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, this really needed a warming stain, or maybe some better wood & veneer selection. I've also been using this floor grade polyurethane for the kitchen cabinets I'm redoing, which I love for its ease of application, but it leaves a finish that's a little thick and too smooth for furniture that's not in high humidity or wear situations.

My best bet was probably an unbleached shellac... Next time.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-08 14:06:05.275237+00 by: m

Very nice -- both aesthetic and functional.

Matching finishes is misery. Even on the same work if not all is done at the same time, as in tops and bottoms of turned pieces.