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Old 12-07-2010, 10:25 PM   #16
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The router should make short work of it. be interesting to see how they look when finished.

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Looks Good! I've been looking for something else to use a router on...
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Looks Good! I've been looking for something else to use a router on...
lol Yea it is a good excuse to use one I like it though I feel the need to keep this project rolling and not stall :\ other wise I think it will just sit there forever .. but feeling that its going to have to wait for alittle with money and everything but the mother has really been wanting to see our place and we are really wanting to get things finished up before she really comes by and checks out the place.
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Got some Stainer the other day actually and they are going to be a red color of some type. The miss is actually wanting to redo the counter tops again to a black granite lol so we will be scrapping and painting again :D but we are kicking this one off on sunday. We also decided to get the glass professionally fitted instead of me do it lol It was hard to let this one go but they will fit them right instead of me fiddling with it and breaking it or something.
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I havent posted in awhile with the holidays and all but here is where i am at... I pulled the cabinets off of one side of the Galley and started using a de-glosser (?) take off the finish and also putting on the pre stainer

Pre cabinet take off lol


Drawers on the floor


Here are the cabinets on the tarps ... like three layers thick of tarp


this is the stuff i used



OH and look what i got for christmas ! I got a set of new power tools... i got a jigsaw a band saw ... and a power drill my girlfriend is awesome!


More to come as we continue on with the staining of the cabinets
but here is what I have done so far...
--- took he cabinets off the hinges and began to wipe them down
--- then took the deglosser (?) take the finish off and wiped that down both sides and did an extra layer to get the extra grim off of them... really nasty stuff so wear gloves and well ventilate the place
--- then let it sit for about an hour before i began with the pre stainer :D and thats where i am at... more to come
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So wanted to post this along side of the new photos too...
This was a conditioner or the pre-stain that we put on the cabinets... it really made a difference in comparison to the other cabinets on the other side of the kitchen galley

Check this out... these are the conditioned and pre-stained drawers up against the old ones


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Ok posting alot but eh.. taking pictures as we go.. its fun to be back in project mode before school starts on monday for me going for my Nursing Degree so its going to chew up alot of my time and not going to be able to do alot of projects...

Here are the stained Cabinet Fronts... the Red Color is keeping with the Asian theme we have going on


And here are the cabinet fronts that are in the dining room ...


I like the color.. really is going to warm the place up with these colors.. so should add some spice
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Hey Bootz, looking pretty good.

The conditioner you used...did that go on to more or less bare wood?

I have found that it really helps the stain to take more evenly. I was surprised at how well it actually worked.

Hint: If you can get your pics a bit bigger, it would be easier for us to see the little details.
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Hey Bootz, looking pretty good.

The conditioner you used...did that go on to more or less bare wood?

I have found that it really helps the stain to take more evenly. I was surprised at how well it actually worked.

Hint: If you can get your pics a bit bigger, it would be easier for us to see the little details.
10-4 the thing is when I was downloading a couple had them to big so I cut down on the size but yea I will increase the size again I agree as well just didn't want one page to be one picture you know ?

The conditioner we put on right after the de-glosser and it got that really nice light color .... Cleaner you know? So we are most likely going to do another couple of coats on the cAbinet doors before we tackle the frames
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Looking very good!
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Aight there coco here is layer 4

Here are the cabinets now with a deeper red


So after like 5 minutes we cleaned the access stain off and really had to have some art to it with a slight touch
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You know what they say Bootz, practice makes perfect. You learn a little bit more with everything you do.
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You know what they say Bootz, practice makes perfect. You learn a little bit more with everything you do.
True lol we are doing better with each one
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Bootz...just a few days ago someone on a different site was asking me about finishing some oak.

The most knowledgeable guy in the whole world in that regard is a chap by the name of George Frank, sadly no longer with us. In his day, he was unquestionably the best there ever was. Fortunately for us mere mortals he put pen to paper so that we could take advantage of his many decades of finishing experience.

It struck me that I might pass on just one or two tips from George.

Most of us these days aren't really interested in doing the perfect job, we just want to slap on a coat of something and be done with it.

I'm glad to see that you are elevating yourself another step up the finishing ladder, as it were.

Apparently - and I had forgotten about this - if you can get your hands on some ordinary burlap, it makes an excellent buffer between coats of stain.

We may not realize it, but every coat of finish we add, regardless of what it is, adds a certain roughness to the surface. When the time comes to apply the final finishing coats(s), we no longer have a smooth surface, which makes the final coat(s) look dull. They appear that way because the light is reflecting off a surface which has thousands of small bumps, thus not reflecting light evenly.

Another trick is to use a piece of polished marble as the sanding block when you are using the finest grades of sandpaper, and use it lightly.

That is something I haven't tried, but since I have some pieces of tile here, I may epoxy two or three together to reach a decent thickness, and try that.

And here's another one that I had forgotten (it's the old timers kicking in).

When you are nearly done with your initial sanding on something, most of us know to sand with the grain. Two more things now come into play.

Remove every possible speck of sawdust from the wood - brush - vacuum - fine wire brush - whatever. Then with a slightly damp cloth, rub the wood gently but completely. Let it dry thoroughly.

Now, using fine sandpaper, do the last sanding at a very slight angle to the grain, NOT directly with the grain. Use a brand new piece of sandpaper for this. The moisture will have raised any last pieces of wood which needed to be raised, and the slight sanding angle will cut them off cleanly.

Before commencing with your next step, be it staining, filling or whatever, clean the wood again as thoroughly as you possibly can.

What you are trying to achieve as your end result, is a piece of wood which clearly shows the wood grain, but yet has the color that you want.

If you want to educate yourself a little more, buy a 10x eye loupe. They only cost a couple of dollars. Take a look at the wood as you progress through the various stages, and prepare to be surprised. That wood you think is so smooth is anything but.

Once again, good luck!

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