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mdbuilder last won the day on November 4 2021

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  1. Thanks! As far as the 'color change' goes, the waterlox does a great job of imparting some additional warm glow over the watco. But, what you are seeing is almost all lighting difference. The shop is lit with 5k led daylight bulbs, rest of the house is the lower K value CFL's so the color looks better / warmer
  2. All done and transported to the guest room. Added a bit of thin leather on the front corners as a bump stop.
  3. Second coat of satin Waterlox is on, lid just loosely resting in place. The inside is still raw, I'll finish up the inside and bottom with a couple wash coats of shellac this weekend.
  4. First coat of Danish oil on the case
  5. Top is done, maybe a bit more buffing but the wax is on, cleats screwed on etc. Need more Danish oil for the case, hopefully the hardware store around the corner will have some, Lowes does not
  6. Got the cleats dabbed and installed this morning. Construction is now complete, let the sanding begin!
  7. Back in town, I've added the third hinge and the second strut. Need to fab the 2 cleats for the underside of the lid and then sand everything in preparation for finish. I've got the Danish oil and the other oil for the outside in stock, a gallon of sealcoat for the inside arrives Friday. Kind of annoying that no local retail outlets carries the sealcoat anymore, waxed shellac yes but no plain dewaxed sealcoat. Oh yeah, snapped the head off one hinge screw (steel!!) driving it by hand with no wax applied to the thread. Guess I'll need to dig that out and plug the hole the redrill...
  8. LOL! Love it. Going away for a couple days so I'll be quite <g>. Only thing left is the cross braces for the underside of the top then sanding and finishing...
  9. Amazon, Apexstone soft close lid support, 17.99 for a pair.
  10. Functional, two hinges installed + soft close strut.
  11. Yep, plus it leaves a bit of room for a thin bumper up front.
  12. I guess that is the question, should there be no gap? The hinge has a gap when you just close the leaves, if no gap is the goal they will need to go deeper
  13. So, I've got two hinges mortised in and installed. Everything works nice, what about the gap? The leaves are flush with the surface, do I need to go deeper? Not much experience with hinging <g>.