I’ve been working and not posting. I am sanding the whole interior and applying finish before I glue this thing together. Having experienced the pain of finishing the liquor cabinet after glueup nope not again.
I generally follow Chris Becksvoort’s method. I don’t alter it or even consider to. I’m not a master. He is, so… I just do.
I start with 120 and 220 on my orbital sander. He uses a belt sanded but what ever. (Wait I altered it, shame on me) I then do 320,400, and 600 by hand followed by steel wool rub. If I see little imperfections while sanding at 320 or 400 I stop and fix with a card scraper. You can see the imperfections because at that high a grit the dust fills them up and leaves these white dots behind. After card scraping back to 320,400,600.
Once all the surfaces are finished I put on some Tried and True Danish oil. Wait two or more hours. Wipe the boards down with a clean towel then apply a 3:1 mix of Tried and True varnish oil and Epiphane spar varnish.
I start with a thick coat and wait 15 minutes then rub it down with a paper towel. I change paper towels and keep rubbing until I get no residue on the paper. Now I let sit for 48 hours and do another coat. Before the second coat I’ll sand with 600.
Here’s what I go so far.
Colors and details are lovely.
The details are lovely too.