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1 hour ago, legenddc said:

I tried the gray and hated it, ended up painting that project instead. Now I have an almost full can of the stuff taking up space.

Now you tell me. :rolleyes: That's all right, it was a $20 experiment. It actually looks pretty good on the ash, it's just the pine where it came out really unevenly. And then in my attempts to fix it, I think I just made it worse.

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1 hour ago, SawDustB said:

Now you tell me. :rolleyes: That's all right, it was a $20 experiment. It actually looks pretty good on the ash, it's just the pine where it came out really unevenly. And then in my attempts to fix it, I think I just made it worse.

Sorry, I was slacking at slacking at work.

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Well, I'm not sure I'd do it again, but I think the weathering color is passable. I sanded it back with 120 grit and carefully applied two coats of the weathering stuff. A key part to it turning out seemed to be keeping a wet edge and not letting it pool or drip. It actually looked really good on the ash, but the pine was inconsistent.

I've applied a coat of spray shellac over everything.

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After it's had a couple of hours, I'm going to put on two coats of polycrylic on. Then it's just installing all the hardware and the tools.

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This is where I was after the coats of polycrylic. It turned out well, except I think the natural pine drawer looks out of place.

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I scraped off most of the poly and put on a seal coat of shellac. After that dries, I'll be painting it black. I think that'll go much better, especially with the drawer hardware I picked.

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16 hours ago, Chestnut said:

That looks WAY to fancy for my shop it'd look totaly out of place.

Thanks Drew. It has to compete with the Roubo, right? :D I really only care about functionality, but since I don't do that many builds I might as well have fun with the shop builds. I mounted the tools to it, and for now it's living in the messy and confused corner of my shop that has skis and other sports equipment.

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I mounted the barrel bolts and with a little persuading got them to line up top and bottom. It's pretty secure with them in position on both sides. I may still add a steel plate for them to go into, if I find the wood is wearing too much, but that would probably take years. The reality is, the stand is likely only going to flip on average about once a month.

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I still need to fill the mistaken holes with a dowel. I did run a screw all the way through the steel tube after cutting it to length, but only on one side. This way it won't work loose, but I won't create any problems with binding when it flips. I'm going to pick up my drawer handle today if I have time, then I think that'll wrap this build up.

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Are you enjoying your cart? I made one last weekend, roughly based on the Fix This Build That plans. I just need to ease the edges and make a drawer and it'll be done. Maybe some edge banding too. Really glad to have the planer and sander off the ground. I will likely make another for my 10" bandsaw and drill press soon.

 

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18 minutes ago, JohnG said:

Are you enjoying your cart? I made one last weekend, roughly based on the Fix This Build That plans. I just need to ease the edges and make a drawer and it'll be done. Maybe some edge banding too. Really glad to have the planer and sander off the ground. I will likely make another for my 10" bandsaw and drill press soon.

That's great! Yes, I'm enjoying mine. I can't believe I questioned building it at first. I'm realizing now just how much I avoided using these tools before I had the stand

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