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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-27-2019, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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A real beatnik on a cruiser bike picks up an old pop crate out of the trash and straps it on with bungie cords. I decided to complicate it as much as possible. My wife wanted a crate to hold a travel mug and coat. Not too big or heavy. I decided to use red cedar for lightweight and to handle the rain. Crate building is boring so I decided to build my slats like hand cut dovetail drawers. The cedar surprisingly took a cut well and chiseled ok. Finished the my crate with 5 coats of shellac. Rubbed it down with steel wool and wax to knock the sheen down. This bike rarely sees rain so I figure it will hold up ok with shellac. Used brass cap screws with wing nuts for quick removal. Those with a good eye will see my mistake on the base. I forgot and cut my base groove right through my dovetails. Plugged my holes with scraps.
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Now that's not just any old pop crate! Nice job, Jamie.
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Nothing wrong with that, Good job.
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Great idea Jamie.

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Jamie those "added features " look great. Best looking create I've seen posted.
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Shellac and water don't go together well at all.

I think it's good looks will last much longer if you put several coats of polyurethane on top of the shellac. Sand the surfaces with 0000 grade steel wool or a fine grade of Scotch Brite pad, and blow off the surfaces well before each application. The micro fine scratches will make the poly adhere better.

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Good advice. I have some oil based minwax poly. I'll put a few coats on.
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Nice crate...looks good on the bike...

You may want to consider spar varnish for the finish...moves better with changes in the wood, sun, heat, cold, etc...

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Nice crate...looks good on the bike...

You may want to consider spar varnish for the finish...moves better with changes in the wood, sun, heat, cold, etc...
will spar hold up to the elements really well???

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Hi, Jamie.
Very nice job. The bike looks much the better now.

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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