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Good job, Chuck. You would feel right at home working in my shop!
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I agree with the others... nice table, wood and finish, Chuck.
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Certainly agree with all the above, very well done. What finish was used?
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Certainly agree with all the above, very well done. What finish was used?
Thank you Jon. I applied 6 coats of wipe-on satin poly. Very lightly sanded first and second coats with dry 220 and the successive coats with water and 400. I applied Minwax furniture polish after the last coat.

Note: I actually finished the top twice. The first time, I applied the final wax using 0000 wool which was a big mistake. I think I burned through the finish because I got some white swirls in the finish that wouldn't buff out. After doing some research, I believe what I got were "witness" lines. They weren't really noticeable unless you looked at the surface with the light reflecting off it just right. Anyways, I ended up sanding the top down to bare wood and going through the whole process a second time but not using 0000 wool when I applied the wax.

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Looks awesome Chuck Love the finish, wow !

I only wish there was a build thread ,so noobs like me can see the steps
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Really Great Job Chuck.
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Looks awesome Chuck Love the finish, wow !

I only wish there was a build thread ,so noobs like me can see the steps
Thanks Rick. I know what you mean by wishing there was a build thread. I really enjoy watching them and I learn a lot from them. Having said that though, I don't have the equipment nor do I have the patience to do a proper editing job which is very important to the success of the video. Many of the You-tubers that I regularly watch spend many times more hours editing than actually building the project. It would take me many many hours just to learn how to use the editing software. I would rather spend my time working on projects which is more enjoyable for me.
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Chuck: Appreciate the details on the finish and word of caution on the final finish. Always a lesson to learn.

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Thanks Rick. I know what you mean by wishing there was a build thread. I really enjoy watching them and I learn a lot from them. Having said that though, I don't have the equipment nor do I have the patience to do a proper editing job which is very important to the success of the video. Many of the You-tubers that I regularly watch spend many times more hours editing than actually building the project. It would take me many many hours just to learn how to use the editing software. I would rather spend my time working on projects which is more enjoyable for me.
That's why you can just take a few pics along the way.

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That's why you can just take a few pics along the way.
That's true John and I do have a couple of pictures that I took. I didn't include them because I didn't think they would be very useful to anyone. The two pictures show the build up of the side panels. I needed two pieces ~38" long by 5.5" high with the grain running in the direction of the short dimension. The first picture shows the cutting of the biscuit slots. The second picture shows the gluing up of the first two pieces. More pieces, which you can see in the background, are added until the final width is about 40". This gives me one piece 40" by about 14". I cut that into two pieces 40" by 7". After sanding, I then cut them to their final dimensions. The wet spots you see in the second picture are from the damp rag I used for wiping off excess glue. I used this same process for making the top and bottom surfaces of the table. I'll try to include more and better pictures with my future projects.
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