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that is impressive..

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5 minutes ago, lew said:

That IS nice!

 

Did you turn the spindles yourself??

No. I bought them from a company in Canada.  I bought them cheaper than I could turn them and they came sanded.  Winner, winner chicken dinner!

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Beautiful Ron. The panels and spindle selection speak craftsmanship and elegance.

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Oh my!!!!!!! My goodness Ron that is absolutely beautiful! Craftsmanship and life long quality is just coming out of that work like no body's business. I am taken back actually, it's beautiful Ron!

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Well done! Will that have rockers on the bottom?

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1 hour ago, Fred W. Hargis Jr said:

Well done! Will that have rockers on the bottom?

No Fred, it will be a suspend cradle from a frame.

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45 minutes ago, clhyer said:

That looks superb Ron.  What type of finish will you use?

Final pics after the finish is applied are mandatory!

Cal

The finish is a bit of a sticking point right now Cal.  The customer wants be to spray poly because of the "durability" factor.  I would prefer to spray it with Seal Coat and then spray a few coats of General Finish Endurovar.  That's a discussion for later next week.

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8 minutes ago, Ron Dudelston said:

The finish is a bit of a sticking point right now Cal.  The customer wants be to spray poly because of the "durability" factor.  I would prefer to spray it with Seal Coat and then spray a few coats of General Finish Endurovar.  That's a discussion for later next week.

Would you use the water based or the High Performance? 

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6 minutes ago, Gene Howe said:

Would you use the water based or the High Performance? 

Probably the water based.  John Moody uses it and loves it.  Like any water based finish you'd have to raise the grain and sand it back.  That it my morning project today.

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18 minutes ago, Ron Dudelston said:

Like any water based finish you'd have to raise the grain and sand it back.

 

Beautiful work.  Sanding 36 spindles should be fun.  I'm a turner and thought "I hope he bought those" when I saw them.  Definitely a job for at least a duplicator. 

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Great piece of work . I do not envy you on the glue up much less the finish on all those spindles, might want to prefinish them as that will be a hard spray

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The work of a craftsman speaks for itself. Beautifully done !

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Ron-----Use Zinsser sealcoat prior to finishing with waterbased finish. Very to no touch sanding required. The best kept finishing secret that I know of is that that sealcoat will seal over any previous material and any finish can be applied over it . Also I find that sealcoat will pop the grain---especially on walnut.

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On 9/30/2017 at 7:21 AM, Ron Dudelston said:

The finish is a bit of a sticking point right now Cal.  The customer wants be to spray poly because of the "durability" factor.  I would prefer to spray it with Seal Coat and then spray a few coats of General Finish Endurovar.  That's a discussion for later next week.

Beware that the finish has to be consumable once cure.  I would use Shellac.  The issue is when the child starts teething.

 

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