- 30 April 2013 at 7:49 pm #11440David GillParticipant
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 :30 April 2013 at 8:51 pm #11442KenParticipant
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 🙂30 April 2013 at 10:31 pm #11446Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Very very nice show a nice bit of flare/skill with motif and beading.
That is something I lack.
Dagenham, Essex, England30 April 2013 at 11:29 pm #11452
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.com1 May 2013 at 6:25 pm #11502David GillParticipant
That is useful instructions on the finish
Wigan, Lancs. England :29 May 2013 at 1:25 am #12743
What about saws?
Thanks29 May 2013 at 1:56 am #12744
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.com29 May 2013 at 3:50 am #12746
I thought so. I am a western saw guy. I will figure out how to do that.29 May 2013 at 5:12 am #12747
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.com29 May 2013 at 3:52 pm #12763
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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