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Everything posted by mdbuilder

  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. 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
  5. Got the cleats dabbed and installed this morning. Construction is now complete, let the sanding begin!
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Amazon, Apexstone soft close lid support, 17.99 for a pair.
  9. Functional, two hinges installed + soft close strut.
  10. Yep, plus it leaves a bit of room for a thin bumper up front.
  11. 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
  12. 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>.
  13. Ok, jig is finished. Works really well with a 3/8" mortising bit, just need to fine tune the depth on the router.
  14. Yep, thought the same thing. One never knows when another little one might show up after spending 20 years getting rid of the first gen so maybe better safe than sorry. I'll add the strut just for the hell of it. Makings of a mortising jig for the lid. Raising the blade through a scrap of MDF for the back wall, scrap = to the thickness of the case side cut to the width of the hinge to guide the side cuts.
  15. I have a slow close strut, two actually but I'll see how one does first
  16. Got the molding installed and the cove cut on the underside of the lid. Need to order another hinge from Horton as I only ordered 2
  17. Standing on it's feet, lid resting in place -no hinges yet.
  18. Base is in the clamps. I'll get it glued on by the end of the day. Time for molding.
  19. Lol! The center pint is slightly off center by the extra thickness I had to add on one side. Would have been invisible if it was centered. Anyway cut out the curves, need some spoke shaving and spindle sanding to clean up the bandsaw marks.