Eco Bin: Episode 8

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Paul shows how to make the hinge brackets for the lid and then fits a hinge rail to the main carcass. Once the lid has been fitted, the finish is applied and the project rounded out.

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  1. rayc21 on 31 October 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I enjoyed this project, looks to good for a waste bin. Like the hinge idea very neat.
    Thank you Paul and Team.

  2. David Marienau on 1 November 2018 at 12:13 am

    Really enjoyed the project. Nice way to use a small block of wood to guide the drill bit when drilling the lid hinge. Thanks

  3. wdelliott on 1 November 2018 at 9:59 am

    What is the finish? Did Paul say lacquer?

  4. joeleonetti on 1 November 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks Paul. Because of you, shellac has become my go to finish. It is simply lovely and easy to apply. I do have two questions.

    If you do happen to drag the brush and pull the shellac finish, what is the approach to fix it? I’m thinking it would either be sanding the affected area or if more serious finish pull to place a ethanol soaked rag on the area and remove the finish in that area and restart.

    For the OOOO steel wool and wax, I initially buff it out with a rag after the wax has hazed over. The piece looks better for sure. I don’t see any real change if I then try further buffing with a shoe polish brush. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Joseph Sellers on 2 November 2018 at 4:58 pm

      I checked this with my dad for you @joeleonetti and he said he would stick to sanding if you have a drag in the finish. He said, “sand slowly though because if you sand quickly it can heat up and gum up”.

      On the shoe brush, it sometimes helps. If it doesn’t it doesn’t necessarily mean you are doing anything wrong.



  5. Antonio Santos on 5 November 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Is Paul using a new brush?
    Can someone tell me what is the brand and model?
    What happened to his hake brush? He doesn’t use it anymore?

    Thanks, regards.

    • Joseph Sellers on 6 November 2018 at 3:21 pm

      I asked my dad about this for you @antoniomcs. He said it is a 1″ flat artists brush by Pro Art.

      Strangely, we can’t find the actual brush at the minute as it seems to have vanished from his workshop. Ahh, well. I am sure it will turn up.

    • Alan on 8 November 2018 at 5:44 am

      @Antonio, Are you considering buying the same Make, Model, Size, and Colour of brush? Will that make much difference? There’s certainly a difference between cheap nylon imports verses pure bristle, but will the shellac know whether it’s hake, hog’s hair, badger, bristle…?

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