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  1. #81
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    Default Not Boat Related, but Stereo Related

    Looks great and will last a lifetime -- much better than anything you could find in a store. Not to mention the pride you taking in making something of that kind of quality!!

    If I may brag for a minute....I spent several months planning and building a bar for my basement and it still looks great some 10+ yrs later. All hand made including the oak bar rail which was a real bitch.

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    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...
    Mike

    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  2. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenehrkorn View Post
    Looks great and will last a lifetime -- much better than anything you could find in a store. Not to mention the pride you taking in making something of that kind of quality!!

    If I may brag for a minute....I spent several months planning and building a bar for my basement and it still looks great some 10+ yrs later. All hand made including the oak bar rail which was a real bitch.

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    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...
    That is Gorgeous!!!!!! I love the built-in sink and the stemware support....
    Last edited by philwsailz; 02-17-2014 at 05:24 PM.

  3. #83
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    Those are some really nice bars!
    -Mark
    14 Mojo - Waiting patiently for my build date.
    02 Mobius LSV ---- Sold and always will be remembered as the one that started it all.

    "Hey you only live once"

  4. #84
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    With the quality of work you have posted, you should be doing this for a living. Nice job!
    2008 Moomba Mobius LSV Ballast III (stock), Heater, Roswell Quad Spin Pro, Bimini

  5. #85
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    Staining and sealing have started. I still need to finish molding the edge detail on lower bar surfaces before they get sanded and sealed. I need to stain and seal the uppoer cabinets too, then stain and seal the equipment racks, (not shown). Still a ways out but the pics here show a good representation of what it will look like.

    Me likey!
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  6. #86
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    Damm fine work !
    Hey, Its Moomba time

    13 Mobius LSV
    08 Mobius LSV-sold
    03 Mobius LSV-sold
    life is about finding the balance between being a responsible adult and staying young at heart

  7. #87
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    Quote Originally Posted by moombadaze View Post
    Damm fine work !
    Can I make you a Martini, Mr. bond?

  8. #88
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    Ugh.....always loved the building but hated the finishing......as expected it looks awesome!!

    How many coats of poly on the top?
    Mike

    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  9. #89
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    4 so far. I am a wood boat restorer on occasion, so I am used to taking a month to get a good build, (20 coats) of exterior UV boat show varnish. I am pickey.... The wood boat experience has taught me some things to do to speed up finish work. Rolll-and-tip is one trick. Us a small foam roller to quickly get your finish material on , then just drag a wet brush through it to remove roller texture and bubbles. You can put a coat on this bar top in about two minutes in this manner....

    I am using something different here, based on some preliminary samples. Tests so far tell me it is really a good product for this application. I am using a water-based polyurethane from Rustoleum... I have a UV radiant heater in my shop. I am able to bring the wood up to a temp, then shut the heater off while I am applying the finish. Turn the heater on and in about 20 minutes it is ready for over-coating...

    Easy easy east easy.... I was concerned I would not get a build of material that gave the top that deep water-soaked wet look but I am wrong. The grain is popping already with just 4 coats and shows a lot of depth contrast from board to board.

    The build is thick enough now for a scuff sanding to flatten the high spots. Then 4 more coats and I will see where things are. At this point I am not trying for a thicker coating, as I think I already have sufficient build thickness. I am looking for a flat coating; one that doesn't have the grain texture telegraphed through as microscopic high and low spots. The sanding after these 4 coats will tell me how flat and filled the grain is after these coats. It is Hard Rock Maple; I really don't think it will take 20 coats like that porous old teak and mahogany we work with on boats....
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  10. #90
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    I love the quick drying poly as well, mostly because I lack the patience. I tend to use a fairly simple method with my poly.......very thin coats using a foam brush followed by light steel wool and then cleaned with a tack cloth just prior to next coat. And I can usually get 2-3 coats per brush (depending on the project size) by dropping it into a sealed sandwich bag between coats.

    I would think 5-10 coats should be more than enough to give you years of beauty and durability.
    Mike

    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

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