Saga of the Sofa Table

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On 9/19/2012 10:37 AM, Swingman wrote:
All that remains is few coats of shellac:
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Lookin' great, Swingy. Sure you don't want to try rubbing on some satin Waterlox? The tung oil would pop that ray flake nicely, and it leaves a hand like no other finish. You _want_ to touch it.
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On 10/10/2012 8:00 PM, Larry Jaques wrote:

I've used Waterlox, and like it, but my favorite finish for my own furniture is still shellac, sprayed on, because I can get it done much quicker.
I tend to cut corners a bit when building for my own consumption, mainly because I fell compelled to focus my time and energy on current, ongoing projects, both shop and construction, that other folks are paying me good money to do.
This sofa table, which I've been wanting to build for myself for a long time, was no exception ... I've been in the midst of three remodel jobs, as well as a small custom cabinet job, since starting this sofa table project just a month ago.
And both time, and energy, seem to be running out faster these days. ;0>
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Given the times to mask/prep/clean the gun, the times are pretty much the same. Butcha get to fondle the wood the whole time when you hand rub a finish on. That table wouldn't take 10 minutes a coat to do, and 3 or 4 coats would do it nicely. ;)

Ditto, but not when it comes to (re)finishing. AFAIC, the finish makes or breaks the product.

Wow! That's a workload.
I've been really busy, too, but the rains are going to be starting this weekend, maybe as early as tomorrow. Once that happens, 90% of my handyman biz stops abruptly. And since I don't fix roof leaks, I'm spared that joy. I hope to start to learn my new Green Monster (CNC router) soonest. It may be a steep climb to the knee.

I hear that. The scary thing is that I'm not even 60 yet...
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On 10/10/2012 04:35 PM, Swingman wrote:

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That is purty!
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On 10/10/2012 8:41 PM, Doug Winterburn wrote:

Thanks, Doug ...
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On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:35:57 PM UTC-7, Swingman wrote:
Looks like the ral thang. Noice!
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On 10/10/2012 8:59 PM, SonomaProducts.com wrote:

shellac: https://picasaweb.google.com/111355467778981859077/EWoodShopArtsCraftsSofaTable#5797820381907207842 -- www.eWoodShop.com Last update: 4/15/2010 KarlCaillouet@ (the obvious) http://gplus.to/eWoodShop

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Wow ...
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On 10/10/2012 6:35 PM, Swingman wrote:

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Are you tired of moving that think yet? LOL. Looks Great.
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On 10/10/2012 9:50 PM, Leon wrote:

Thanks ...
Compared to two HUGE custom desk jobs in 10 months, this thing is an absolute pleasure to move around. :)
I get one of the girls to help me move the piddling sofa table in and out of the shop, not because it's heavy, but only because it seriously lessens the chance of me banging it into the random cast iron tool doing it solo.
Wood dents ... DAMHIKT ;)
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Very well executed, And as usual good attention to detail. I wish I wasn't so fond of the expression there is no such thing as a mistake! Only a design alteration. Despite being color impaired and using red oak that's a nice and appropriate finish.
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On 10/11/2012 1:24 AM, Mike M wrote:

Thanks Mike ... I'm fairly confident that after spray finishing with amber shellac the finish will look even better, and hopefully photograph better.
All these photos were taken with Apple devices. I don't know if that is a factor, but, and despite being colorblind, I'm certain that they do not really represent the finish appearance that you see in person ... there is a washed out, lighter look in the photos than what you see in person, which is richer and warmer looking, even without the final topcoat.
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Really nice job on the table Karl. Those LV spacers are damned useful aren't they? I never would have guessed how much use I get out of the ones I bought.
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On 10/11/2012 1:41 AM, Dave wrote:

Thanks ...
I seem to buy them by the case these days (Rockler has them now also) ... the last kitchen Leon and I did we had a 3/32 spec'ed reveal on all components, and the designer was serious about it.
The spacers made it possible to both build to spec, and to remove any doubt that it was done thusly.
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On 10/11/2012 8:43 AM, Swingman wrote:

That said, I do wish I could buy the sizes individually ... I use the hell out of the 1/16" spacers and can't seem to keep enough of those on hand.
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Maybe contact the company that makes them?
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On 10/10/12 6:35 PM, Swingman wrote:

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Outstanding, as usual. That MDF looks so real, it could be sitting in an Ikea store! :-p
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On 10/11/2012 11:19 AM, -MIKE- wrote:

Thanks, Mike ... water resistant and cherry free, to boot. ;)
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