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post #1 of 10 Old 03-01-2012, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Entertainment Unit

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This is an entertainment unit made of Red Gum. It measures about 96” x 20” x 29”.
There is a shelf behind the doors, to accommodate an amplifier, set top box and DVD player. There are six drawers to allow for storage of discs, tapes?? and other paraphernalia.
The first two pics reflect the true colour of the wood. The light in the workshop was a little subdued, so the colours aren't quite right.

Regards,

Rob
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Wow that looks Great. Wounderfull job. Just a little thing I learned from experiance if you are someplace that getts hot in summer wach out not to over heat the amp. I left to doors closed on mine and the amp got to hot and stopped working. But great job on the cabnet it looks wounderfull.
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What type of finish did you use? The color of that wood is beautiful.
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Wow that looks Great. Wounderfull job. Just a little thing I learned from experiance if you are someplace that getts hot in summer wach out not to over heat the amp. I left to doors closed on mine and the amp got to hot and stopped working. But great job on the cabnet it looks wounderfull.

You can buy small fans like this, they are a little pricy but it has a thermostat and turns on and off automaticly.
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Beautiful workmanship.

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Very nice. I two wanna know what kind of finish you used.
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for the kind comments.

The unit was finished with a product called Organoil "Hard Burnishing Oil." I could have used Wattyl Scandinavian Oil and possibly Feast Watson Scandinavian Oil.

Prep is important.
I dry sand the wood using a Random Orbital Sander (in my case a Festool ETS 150/3) staring at 80g then 100,120,150,180,240 and 400g. At this stage the oil is wiped onto the timber until it reaches saturation. This usually takes two applications and about 10-15 minutes. No need to fuss.
After that, I wet sand staring with the 400 pad I used for dry sanding, then 800, 1200, 1500, 2000 and 4000g. The two and 4four thousand grit pads are made by Festool and called Platin 2 pads. They will fit any 6" ROS. After that, all I have to do is wipe with a cotton cloth. The finish,as you see, is amazing. If you want, give the oil 24-48 hrs to fully dry, then use a Wipe on Poly, or wax to finish the job. The Hard Burnishing oil is highly resistant to stains, heat, scratches and doesn't need any further finishing. Here's some pics of a Dining Table finished in Hard Burnishing Oil alone.
I did a small test some time ago comparing the finish you get using Danish Oil and Scandinavian Oil on highly figured Red Gum, such as I have used here. It was clear that the figure was more obvious and the subtleties of the grain retained using Scandinavian Oil.
Strongly suggest you give this method a try.

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Those projects look fantastic. Red gum is a beautiful wood and you really made it shine.
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Absolutely beautiful, both the e centre and the dining set.

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Very nice workmanship. Your choice of materials is really unique, I like the look and the finish.






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