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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    How about a sticky thread then, entitled: 'Showz yer wood!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenHW View Post
    Not much progress, but I got everything cleaned up, sanded and glued together at the weekend. You really can't have too many Sash Cramps...



    I'll give it another final sand, some sanding sealer, then on to the oil.
    That's just bloody showing off, it looks very good mind!!!
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  3. #43
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    Not much in terms of visual progress, but it's getting close to completion.

    I started by sanded down to 240g and then applied 2 coats of sanding sealer denibbing with 240g between coats. I like using sanding sealer as it seals the timber and fills the pores. This means that not only do you get a more even finish, but the finishing process is quicker as it only needs ~1 hour between coats as opposed to Danish Oil which is 24 hours. This has (in this application) the benefit that the timber will retain more of it's natural finish as it's not being darkened by more coats of Oil.

    Once the sanding sealer had completely dried I hit it again with a final sanding at 600g and gave it a good coat of Danish Oil.



    It's not as yellow as it looks in the photo, this is down to the lighting in the garage, if you look at the shaded sections on the lower 2 shelves that gives a better impression. I'm pretty pleased with the way it's turning out, there was more glue bleed into the end grain of the shelves than I'd realised and this can be seen in the finish. I'm disappointed in myself for that one, I did considered masking either side of the glue joints, or even masking the glue joints and applying sanding sealer first, but decided against it and now wish I hadn't chanced it

    I spent a couple of hours yesterday chopping up the Cumbrian slate I have from a reclaimed hearth and I think it's going to be a nice look, or at least I hope it will, as I've now got the painstaking task of polishing all the cut edges!

    Time willing, I'll hit the rack with a couple more coats of Oil (applied with wire wool to to effectively denib at the same time) and get the slate finished this week, ready to fill it up at the weekend.
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    looking good! have you used oil on top of sanding sealer before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by karma67 View Post
    looking good! have you used oil on top of sanding sealer before?
    Thanks mate. Good to see you again. Are you still making Mana'esq Sound platforms?

    Yes, I've used it pre oil before, I guess I know why you're asking. Due to sanding between coats I don't have any issues with penetration and it's to avoid excessive (to my requirements on this project) coats of oil that I've used it in this situation. Had this been intended for an area of heavy use / moisture content I wouldn't have, but as it's to house my equipment in the lounge I've sealed to achieve a desired finish.
    Darren.
    Listening Room.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    Turn Table. Garrard 401, Reso Mat, 2 Tier Slate Plinth, DIY Hadcock GH242, Nick G modded Lentek, Denon DL-103.
    Pre Amp. Croft Super Micro2. Power Amps Quad 405 Mono Blocks.
    Speakers. TBC

    Home Cinema.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    DAC/Pre Amp. Oppo 105D.
    BDP/Streamer. Panasonic DP-UB820EB / Xbox One X
    Display. Optoma UHD300X / DIY False Black Window Screen.
    FBA. Raspberry Pi3B+, Wireworld Ultraviolet USB.
    Power Amps. 2 x Nakamichi AVP1.
    Front Speakers. DIY Baby Celestion Ditton 66. Surround Speakers. Celestion Ditton 11. Subwoofer TBC.

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    Yeah, defo looking good, Dazza... That last treatment has really brought out the grain! Noice

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    it looks lovely, i wish i had your skill set.
    i can make painting a wall look hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah, defo looking good, Dazza... That last treatment has really brought out the grain! Noice

    Marco.
    Thanks mate. I've just had a peak at it now the first coat of oil's dried and I'm really happy with the finish.
    Darren.
    Listening Room.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    Turn Table. Garrard 401, Reso Mat, 2 Tier Slate Plinth, DIY Hadcock GH242, Nick G modded Lentek, Denon DL-103.
    Pre Amp. Croft Super Micro2. Power Amps Quad 405 Mono Blocks.
    Speakers. TBC

    Home Cinema.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    DAC/Pre Amp. Oppo 105D.
    BDP/Streamer. Panasonic DP-UB820EB / Xbox One X
    Display. Optoma UHD300X / DIY False Black Window Screen.
    FBA. Raspberry Pi3B+, Wireworld Ultraviolet USB.
    Power Amps. 2 x Nakamichi AVP1.
    Front Speakers. DIY Baby Celestion Ditton 66. Surround Speakers. Celestion Ditton 11. Subwoofer TBC.

    Old Gallery. http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...-of-the-70%92s

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonC View Post
    it looks lovely, i wish i had your skill set.
    i can make painting a wall look hard.
    Thank you very much.
    Darren.
    Listening Room.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    Turn Table. Garrard 401, Reso Mat, 2 Tier Slate Plinth, DIY Hadcock GH242, Nick G modded Lentek, Denon DL-103.
    Pre Amp. Croft Super Micro2. Power Amps Quad 405 Mono Blocks.
    Speakers. TBC

    Home Cinema.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    DAC/Pre Amp. Oppo 105D.
    BDP/Streamer. Panasonic DP-UB820EB / Xbox One X
    Display. Optoma UHD300X / DIY False Black Window Screen.
    FBA. Raspberry Pi3B+, Wireworld Ultraviolet USB.
    Power Amps. 2 x Nakamichi AVP1.
    Front Speakers. DIY Baby Celestion Ditton 66. Surround Speakers. Celestion Ditton 11. Subwoofer TBC.

    Old Gallery. http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...-of-the-70%92s

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    Looks great & when the slate goes on I think even better, wish I had your talents 👏

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