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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Saturday May 4th, 2019 2:39am

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Grabbed a couple more stains today to compare to the top pics from the sample batches earlier. Added some furniture to the pic just cuz
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby j_dean80 » Saturday May 4th, 2019 7:34am

Now I'm thinking the engraving should have said "HeroChest"
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby Weltenlaeufer » Sunday May 5th, 2019 12:37pm

phoenixcinder wrote:Image

Grabbed a couple more stains today to compare to the top pics from the sample batches earlier. Added some furniture to the pic just cuz


Wow...choice gets more difficult! I think the furthest to the left is still my favorite, followed by nr.206.

Cant wait to see it stained.
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Sunday May 5th, 2019 3:43pm

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More stain prep. Sanded off the burn marks from the etching. Some more dents filled. Taping the letters to protect from the stain.
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby whitebeard » Sunday May 5th, 2019 7:03pm

Been following... and again, this is great work.

I would be nervous about the tape having mixed results and only finding out afterwards. If the intent is to use different colors, and the letters are to be DARKER, then I would either:

Do the letters first and brush the lighter stain over it and not worry about the slight change.

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Do the letters first then keep a dry rag handy to quickly mop up any splashing onto the letters.

I have not thought about the case were the letters are to be lighter or no stain.

Looking forward to seeing the results!


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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Monday May 6th, 2019 10:40am

Its more the fact I want to see the etch once I have stained the box and go from there to see if the etch needs to be colored at all
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Tuesday May 7th, 2019 2:49am

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Chose the one on the left. Did a test stain on the underside of the box. Looks good to go. Back to prepping the box
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby Weltenlaeufer » Tuesday May 7th, 2019 2:23pm

YESSS! So much yesss!! It looks spectacular already!
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Tuesday May 7th, 2019 9:56pm

Finally prepped for staining after sanding the underside clear and some micro sanding around the other sides.
Used a tack cloth to clean any dust etc. Then coated the outside in mineral oil and let dry to clean the wood more. Then once dry, I brushed on the pre-stain.
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Stained the underside first using a foam brush and worked my way to the lid. Foam brush for most of the lid but used a small paint brush for around the letters. Friggin love the grains on the lid. Will post closer pics of it later.

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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Friday May 10th, 2019 2:48am

Before/after tape reveal
I decided I am going to leave the letters as they are. I like how subtle it is.
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Here's a shot with all the hardware loosely fit on. I won't be attaching any of it for a while yet as it will just get in the way while I shift my focus back to the inside.
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