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  • donradick
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    'effin' work of art, my friend!

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  • PassingInterest
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    Thanks, guys!

    Here's a little progress.

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  • donradick
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    Originally posted by PassingInterest View Post
    Thanks, Don! The finish seems to have sealed up the Cedar scent. I don't smell it at all from the front side--even with my nose up close--and the back will soon be glued to the cabinets.

    Fantastic!
    My wife has COPD and says that the cedar smell messes with her breathing, but boy, that cedar looks SO much like rosewood
    (at least to me...) . I may try a little project with cedar to "test the waters". Love the red, red/brown and variations on the panels.

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  • tomzarbo
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    I'm in awe of that shine!

    TomZ

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  • PassingInterest
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    Thanks, Don! The finish seems to have sealed up the Cedar scent. I don't smell it at all from the front side--even with my nose up close--and the back will soon be glued to the cabinets.

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  • donradick
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    Wow - there's always a "show" watching an expert at work.
    Still digging those cedar panels. Do they smell much, or did the finish seal that up?

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  • PassingInterest
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    6 inch random orbital automotive polisher. I used the glaze on the left as a swirl remover, followed by a coat of wax.

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    The results. Background reflections appear blurry because of the camera's focus on the foreground.

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    And here's a Cedar panel.

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  • PassingInterest
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    Thanks, Ken!

    Ready for polishing.

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    I actually did a couple of panels by starting with P1200, but it took longer than I wanted. So, dry sanding with P800 to begin with.

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    Dry sanded with P1200. Not much visible difference yet.

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    Dry sanded with P2500. It is beginning to become a little reflective.

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    Dry sanded with P4000. Very reflective. I could wax it and be done, but I did just a little more after this step.

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  • kenrhodes
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    Looking great. Thanks for all the little details it helps those that want to mach your work.

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  • PassingInterest
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    I sprayed a tint coat on the Oak panels, using some TransTint mixed into some MinWax Oil Modified Water Based Polyurethane finish. A word of caution: Sometimes I get weird clumping of the TransTint in the Poly, sometimes not. Use a paper cone filter when you pour your finish into your gun to avoid clogging your in-gun filter. This time, I definitely saw the clumping in the finish after mixing. I was out of time for the day, so I sprayed it the next day. Oddly, I caught no clumps or lumps in the cone filter as I poured it into the gun. Perhaps it dissolved into the finish more completely overnight.
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    This is not a very good before and after picture, as I have already sanded the panel that is about to be sprayed, making it look paler than it really is. The effect of the tint coat was subtle, as I mixed it really weak. I was looking for a subtle shift in tone and evening out of the panel appearance overall. The panel on the right has been tinted already. And you can see that some harmless dry powder from air-borne over spray has settled on the Cedar panels in the background. It will wipe right off. It is just dust at this point.
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  • PassingInterest
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    Originally posted by hongrn View Post
    Beautiful woodwork. I wish I had your skills and patience. Such an improvement over my Sonarias both sonically and aesthetically.

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    Thank you for the kind words! You do great work yourself!

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  • hongrn
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    Beautiful woodwork. I wish I had your skills and patience. Such an improvement over my Sonarias both sonically and aesthetically.

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  • PassingInterest
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    Thanks, guys! I am so looking forward to hearing these Beasts!

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  • 4thtry
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    Beautiful cabinets!! And lots of great woodworking and finishing tips in this thread. I especially like your approach on preparing & clamping up the curved cabinet surfaces. Good stuff.

    Bill

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  • donradick
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    .... and she says "Looks pretty, but when can I hear them?"

    Had my towers offline for a few weeks while I reworked the crossovers.
    Put them back in the living room last Monday - wow, I'd actually forgotten how awesome these are.

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