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« Reply #375 on: December 06, 2008, 04:54:46 PM »

 Doors and back installed and a look at the hinges used.



 


 


 


 


 


 A few more details and it will be ready for Benite then staining.
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« Reply #376 on: December 06, 2008, 05:26:22 PM »
I like those hinges. I mean the works okay too, but I love the hardware.    ;D ;D



Magnetic catches, or are the door to cabinet hinges sprung? Pulls?
Looks real nice, Paul
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« Reply #377 on: December 06, 2008, 06:52:02 PM »



   #1:Magnetic catches, or are the door to cabinet hinges sprung?

   #2:   Pulls?


    #3:Looks real nice, Paul

 

 #1: Both the Aximat hinges the black ones are spring loaded , the inner doors are "caught/ held closed" by a mag. catch.

 #2: Yes, one pull each door in-line with the trim I'll be installing tomorrow , the pulls are being shipped to the designer place , I'll install them on site when I deliver it. I'll also bore some more wire pass-thru holes onsite when I see what exactly needs to go where.

 #3: Thanks.  :)   
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« Reply #378 on: December 06, 2008, 07:16:58 PM »
Nice work, PEG.
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« Reply #379 on: December 12, 2008, 06:02:21 PM »
Here is the bathroom that we just remodeled for a client. 
Before

and after paint, walnut flooring, and a new custom built vanity

Close ups of the vanity I built for her out of that salvage Ipe.


The end panel matches the doors.  Doors are different color because no finish yet.  Panels are v-grooved Ipe.  Countertop is Ipe with breadboard ends.  I was lucky enough to have the guy at a local shop run it through his thickness sander for me, and save hours of belt sander work, and untold number of belts!  This stuff is hard, but machined surprisingly well, even through my cheapo planer.  I REALLY need to build myself a drum sander though, so I can do that myself of cab doors too.  It made such a huge difference.  I can imagine it being an indespensible tool once you have one.  I am thinking about one with two drums though, for two different grits.  It'll be a while before I have time to build it, and the $100 or so for the materials.  Gotta source an old treadmill from somebody for the powerfeed bed too.
Gotta get a new camera to carry at work too.  Cell phone camera works great if plenty of light.  Too much gain in night mode, makes pics grainy.  Thanks for the tips PEG
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« Reply #380 on: December 14, 2008, 07:36:58 AM »


  Thanks for the tips PEG



 Nice job , your welcome.

 I delivered the TV cabinet yesterday , he likes it.

 

 He needs to move some pictures on the wall .

 On to the next one.   :)
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« Reply #381 on: December 14, 2008, 07:58:10 AM »
How could he not like it.  That's a beauty, PEG. :)
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« Reply #382 on: December 14, 2008, 04:45:31 PM »
Nice. I see some picture re-hanging is in order.  :D
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« Reply #383 on: December 15, 2008, 06:50:30 AM »
What kind of finish do you have on that cabinet (stain and topcoat)?  I am probably getting some quartersawn white oak for furniture and built-ins, and like the color a lot.  Don't know how similar the WO till stain up, but raw, it is pretty close to the alder.
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« Reply #384 on: December 15, 2008, 05:11:43 PM »


What kind of finish do you have on that cabinet (stain and topcoat)? 


 Don't know how similar the WO till stain up, but raw, it is pretty close to the alder.



 One coat of Daly's Benite , a sanding sealer type product. Put on with a rag.

 One coat Minwax  # 233 English Chestnut oil based stain. Applied with a rag and wiped down pretty much right away / as you go.

 3 coats Daly's AquaSpar, Satin. A water borne varnish.  Put on with a small roller , the roller pads are no more the 1 1/2" round and then right away / as you go brushed out.  It could be sprayed if one had the right equipment.
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« Reply #385 on: December 16, 2008, 05:15:27 AM »
Is the sanding sealer a shellac wash?  Sounds kind of like how I am finishing the pine for the trim in our house, washcoat shellac, two coats english chestnut, three coats tinted shellac finish.  Color is pretty close too.  I like the warm brown :)
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« Reply #386 on: December 16, 2008, 07:01:04 AM »
Man, y'all make the rest of us look like six-year-olds with sets of lincoln logs...  nice TV cabinet, PEG. 

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« Reply #387 on: December 16, 2008, 07:39:31 AM »
Benite's not a shellac. It contains petroleum distillates and cleans up with mineral spirits. Works great at preventing blotchiness in soft woods.

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« Reply #388 on: December 16, 2008, 09:55:25 AM »
I'll have to give it a try.  Where do you get it?  Paint store, HD, Lowes, Woodcraft?  A thinned coat of shellac does a very good job at reducing blotchiness, with the added benefit of being a natural product.
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« Reply #389 on: December 16, 2008, 01:08:45 PM »
I bought mine at a now out of business smallish paint store. You won;t it in box stores. In fact you may not find it at all, they are not in every state. They do have a website and an online store though; Google Daly's Paint.
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« Reply #390 on: December 17, 2008, 10:44:00 AM »
Jens, quite an improvement in the bathroom remodel!  Looks great. 

PEG, all I can say is "gorgeous"! 
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« Reply #391 on: December 17, 2008, 11:06:35 AM »


I'll have to give it a try.  Where do you get it?  Paint store, HD, Lowes, Woodcraft? 


A thinned coat of shellac does a very good job at reducing blotchiness, with the added benefit of being a natural product.



 Around here the local lumber yard carries it as well as the local Home despot and Ace. It does vary widely by region as to it on the shelf availability.

 Shellac is a good sealer , but it's a pain to store , you need alcohol to clean up the brushes with , it dries almost TO FAST making it a PITA to work with IMO.

 Benite natural as well it's made out of mostly oil , and oil comes out of the round so there fore it's a natural product.

 The poor Lac bug toils how many hours to produce those flakes , have you no sympathy for the Lac bug!!!!!!!! [rofl2]   


 
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« Reply #392 on: December 17, 2008, 11:07:22 AM »

 

PEG, all I can say is "gorgeous"! 


 Thanks Sassy 8)
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« Reply #393 on: December 17, 2008, 06:32:28 PM »
Nice cabinet Peg [cool] What will you be building next?
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« Reply #394 on: December 17, 2008, 07:03:27 PM »


Nice cabinet Peg [cool] What will you be building next?



 A garden lattice out of clear Cedar . And maybe a queen bed frame head /  foot board with raised panels out of Alder .

 There also are two doors to re-work add adjustable sills , re-rabbit and kerf for weather stripping  and rehang in the re worked jambs.

 After that who knows.

 Thanks for the kind words on the cabinet.     
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« Reply #395 on: December 19, 2008, 03:21:20 PM »


 Got the last mantel installed today dispite snow on the roads.

 


 


Don't blame me for the rug , it ain't my house.  ;) 
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« Reply #396 on: December 19, 2008, 05:31:57 PM »
Cool, PEG...got rid of another one of those mean old polar bears... :)   Nice work.
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« Reply #397 on: December 20, 2008, 04:57:02 AM »
I like rugs like that!  they are really good for keeping the draft from coming in under the fireplace...er, I mean, door.  Looks good Peg.  I have never been a fan of MDF, but it sure does machine nice and clean.
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« Reply #398 on: December 20, 2008, 06:44:34 AM »

 The rugs fine,  I guess. It's the location (to close to the fireplace yes it's gas and MAYBE that area doesn't get very warm BUT........it seems to close to fire to me) but just it's rug-ability  ???  it's not me but it's OK.

  Yes MDF does machine nice. OR looks good once it's machined. It dusty , real dusty to machine, and theres no up side to that , no nice smell just a brown yucky glue and dust smell .

  And it is very stable IF it never , ever gets wet . So for those wide-ish panels it damned near perfect. It will never split like a real wood panel might

 And it is cheap in relation to ANY species of wood.

 So it has it's place.   

     
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« Reply #399 on: December 20, 2008, 12:34:32 PM »

 Garden lattice with a  hint of Greene & Greene / Mission / Craftmans style.


   Some of the components :

 

 

 


  Assembled glued and pegged:

 


 The peg's are intentional left proud and "faceted".

 




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