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  • #11440
    David Gill
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    Greg
    Great job love the finish if you could you list the process used for the finish both inside and out it would be appreciated.I have not as yet used the Milk paint

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #11442
    Ken
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    Nice work Greg, It looks great. You know I’m thinking I like the look of the flat panel on the back of the lid better. Good job buddy 🙂

    #11446
    Mark Armstrong
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    Very very nice show a nice bit of flare/skill with motif and beading.
    That is something I lack.
    Well done

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #11452
    Greg Merritt
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    Per request….finishing with milk paint…what little bit I know…
    1. Sand all parts as usual.
    2. The directions say 1:1 ration of milk paint powder to water. This is really thick! I thin it to the consistency of standard paint….thick but spreads well.
    3. Paint it on…go quickly and stir often. Milk paint dries very quickly.
    4. One coat should do it.
    5. Wait overnight.
    6. Don’t panic…it will be dead flat and very rough to the touch.
    7. Burnish it with steel wool…actual steel wool, the synthetic pads won’t touch it. The surface will smooth out and darken about 1/2 shade. It takes some pressure, so don’t be afraid to go hard.
    8. Clean up the dust.
    9. Shellac and wax as per normal.

    All the internal areas were given the shellac and wax treatment.

    Try it on some scrap to get the feel for it. One of the nice things about milk paint is that you can mix just what you need. It took 4 tablespoons of powder for this toolbox.

    Hope that helps…I’m sure there are many, many with more experience and knowledge than I how could weigh in on this.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #11502
    David Gill
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    Thanks Greg
    That is useful instructions on the finish

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #12743
    Ron Harper
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    Greg,

    What about saws?

    Thanks

    #12744
    Greg Merritt
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    It holds (2) japanese pull saws. One is for rough work the other is for trim work. They store against the back wall of the box.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #12746
    Ron Harper
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    I thought so. I am a western saw guy. I will figure out how to do that.

    #12747
    Greg Merritt
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    Ron…this chest is for carpentry tools. I use western saws in my woodworking. I’ve yet to build a tool chest for my joinery tools. To hang saws on the door of a chest like this…the chest would need to be much taller. The drawer would need to clear the saw or the drawer would need to be made shallower. I made this chest from what I had available and to fit two specific tools…a 2ft level and a full size framing square.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #12763
    Ron Harper
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    I understand. I use western saws for both. I have a set for soft wood and a set for hard wood.

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