The title say’s it all, hopefully today the pigeon holes will be complete or close, I am Soooooo ready to be done with this one, its great piece but it sure has been a long build, not sure where we could have cut corners on film time , but its been a long one.
When I am on camera my mind recalls , this piece or that piece, that we have built over the years and the issues we encountered, and I try my best to explain and show how to avoid those pitfalls, and trust me , there have been a lot, but the objective is keep you from tripping over the same ones we did, its call’ed learning from experience , and seems to me, to be the best way, the difference is your learning, from mine, sort of a time warp, jump in time , or so we hope it is .
As soon as I get this secretary wrapped up, I am going to hand it over to Ed, to get it prepped for finishing, He will get all the sanding done and everything blotch controlled, then we will do our “Natural Cherry” dye, as is in ” It’s all about color DVD”, and then we will finish it, not sure just yet of the top coat, debating between a hand applied oil , or a water base , the oil will be much slower, but I do like a nice oil finish, so we will see how much time we have and go from there. The other issue with the oil, is there is sure alot of pieces and parts here, especially when you break it all down, for example all the drawer bottoms and backs, so forth, I can do 3 coats of waterbase, sprayed and have them done in 1/2 a day, oil will need 3 coats as well, but it will take 3 days, so the more I think on it, the better the sprayed waterbase is looking,,, but again it will depend on how much time I have to devote to it .We will also have the pie safes ready to finish in the same time frame, as well as client pieces, so I just don’t know, both make for super nice and durable finishes, Oh well as Scarlet O’Hara from “Gone With The Wind”, said, ” I will think on that tomorrow”, today os get these *&%#@ pigeon holes and drawers all done. 🙂
ok well it’s off to chisel some angled dovetails, that’s always fun ya know, later y’all be safe