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post #21 of 35 Old 02-19-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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I think now I understand. He actually wants the holes in the legs vs the normal position of the side panels.

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Yeah, the side panels are only 1/4" thick
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I think now I understand. He actually wants the holes in the legs vs the normal position of the side panels.

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I'm in Plymouth Meeting PA just outside Philly. I go to a small one man mill who uses local trees cleared for development. I don't think he ships, but I can ask next time I'm there.
I lived in Landenburg, kennet square, and have friends in your area.

How much did you pay for that nifty pile of fruit bearing tree? kiln or air dried?

It's all fun and games until someone loses the Walnut.
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I lived in Landenburg, kennet square, and have friends in your area.

How much did you pay for that nifty pile of fruit bearing tree? kiln or air dried?
It was about $5/bdfoot air dried. I had a problem with some of it checking up after milling and drying again, but most of it was great.
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I lived in Landenburg, kennet square, and have friends in your area.

How much did you pay for that nifty pile of fruit bearing tree? kiln or air dried?
Just realized I like to golf in your area, we play Chisel Creek once or twice a year.
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Could you use a 90 degree drill attachment?
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Been busy, so I just got back to it yesterday. What I ended up doing was gluing blocks inside the legs above and below the shelf to basically wedge it in. Pretty untraditional, but I think it should work...


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Some more progress pics...

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I attached the top with button blocks, first time I used that method. And I made a black walnut inlay on the top, also a first time method. Some small gaps in the inlay, but I'm my harshest critic, so no one else will prob notice
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Question: Since the project has dragged on a bit, I had sanded most components a while ago and did final assembly yesterday. A few areas need to be cleaned up, including some glue squeeze out, but when I sand those areas they are much lighter than the areas that have had a week to darken. Do I need to sand the whole thing before applying BLO? I don't want some areas to be darker than others. Thanks
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Question: Since the project has dragged on a bit, I had sanded most components a while ago and did final assembly yesterday. A few areas need to be cleaned up, including some glue squeeze out, but when I sand those areas they are much lighter than the areas that have had a week to darken. Do I need to sand the whole thing before applying BLO? I don't want some areas to be darker than others. Thanks
There is a simple fix for lighter cherry wood. Mix about a 1/4 teaspoon Drano in warm water. Blot it on and wipe it off sand and finish. Lye will age cherry but not stain it. This is a full proof method and you will be so satisfied you will use it next time in your finishing process. I use it to match other cherry pieces that were made years ago. Say goodby to the salmon color of cherry when you use this to finish. Remember this is not stain and looks nothing like stain. It's an aging process. Also, the amount of lye used determines how dark the wood will be. Experiment.

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All finished!

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Looks great!!! I have a question on the back. I understand the Ship lapping, but I couldnt tell how it was attached to the stretchers. Did you have a channel in the top and bottom stretchers and the ship lapped wood sits in between? Or was the back attached some other way. I couldnt tell from the pics. Looks great overall though. Great job!!
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Beautiful work , nice grain layout too
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Looks great!!! I have a question on the back. I understand the Ship lapping, but I couldnt tell how it was attached to the stretchers. Did you have a channel in the top and bottom stretchers and the ship lapped wood sits in between? Or was the back attached some other way. I couldnt tell from the pics. Looks great overall though. Great job!!
Yes, the back sits in grooves at top and bottom.
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Thanks for all the advice and nice comments, it was a fun project for sure.
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