Jack Auses @blastcap

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My baby girl isn’t doing well. Chemo is no longer working and she’s barely eating now. Starting on the final journey together, I think.
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#chloe #chloeofinstagram #oldbabykitten #cancersucks
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My baby girl isn’t doing well. Chemo is no longer working and she’s barely eating now. Starting on the final journey together, I think. . . #chloe #chloeofinstagram #oldbabykitten #cancersucks

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Picked up this sweet teak two piece hutch over the weekend at @edgewaterantiquemall. Glad to have replaced the IKEA thing we had in the space. #midcenturymodern #vintagechicago #doublediamondmodern #danishmodern #credenza #edgewaterantiquemall
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Picked up this sweet teak two piece hutch over the weekend at @edgewaterantiquemall. Glad to have replaced the IKEA thing we had in the space. #midcenturymodern #vintagechicago #doublediamondmodern #danishmodern #credenza #edgewaterantiquemall

Eames Storage Unit replacement panels are done! $52 in materials (Masonite and paint). Thanks to @pthaker for allowing me to use her table saw! I hope I don’t have to disassemble the ESU again for a long time.
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#midcenturymodern #mcm #midcenturymodernfurniture #eames #eamesstorageunit #furniturerepair #diy
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Eames Storage Unit replacement panels are done! $52 in materials (Masonite and paint). Thanks to @pthaker for allowing me to use her table saw! I hope I don’t have to disassemble the ESU again for a long time. . . #midcenturymodern #mcm #midcenturymodernfurniture #eames #eamesstorageunit #furniturerepair #diy

Painting up the replacement Eames Storage Unit side panels.
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#midcenturymodern #mcm #midcenturymodernfurniture #eames #eamesstorageunit
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Painting up the replacement Eames Storage Unit side panels. . . #midcenturymodern #mcm #midcenturymodernfurniture #eames #eamesstorageunit

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Step 3: wet sanding/wax. Aaand done! I thought these would need five coats, but four ended up looking good. The final coat was allowed to dry for four days and then was lightly wet-sanded with 400 grit paper and soapy water, and finished with a coat of paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool.

As someone who hasn’t refinished a piece of furniture in decades, I’m really happy with how these turned out, even though they’re not perfect. Being inexperienced, I didn’t want to take the tables apart or get in to wood bleaches like oxalic acid. I regret both of those decisions, especially not treating with the acid. Each table had some staining and I was naive to think that sanding and a semi-opaque finish would be enough. The water ring on the coffee table—in particular—is going to bug me. I’m going to have to practice on some old boards so I know what I’m doing the next time I want to refinish a piece.

Fun project and the tables should now be able to stand abuse for another 30 years.
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#midcenturymodern #mcm #diy #refiningprocess #refinishingfurniture #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture
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Step 3: wet sanding/wax. Aaand done! I thought these would need five coats, but four ended up looking good. The final coat was allowed to dry for four days and then was lightly wet-sanded with 400 grit paper and soapy water, and finished with a coat of paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool. As someone who hasn’t refinished a piece of furniture in decades, I’m really happy with how these turned out, even though they’re not perfect. Being inexperienced, I didn’t want to take the tables apart or get in to wood bleaches like oxalic acid. I regret both of those decisions, especially not treating with the acid. Each table had some staining and I was naive to think that sanding and a semi-opaque finish would be enough. The water ring on the coffee table—in particular—is going to bug me. I’m going to have to practice on some old boards so I know what I’m doing the next time I want to refinish a piece. Fun project and the tables should now be able to stand abuse for another 30 years. . . #midcenturymodern #mcm #diy #refiningprocess #refinishingfurniture #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture

Can U dig it? Found some PWEI in the used bin at lunch.
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#instavinyl #nowspinning #recordcollection #vinyl #vinylcollection #popwilleatitself #pwei #grebo
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Can U dig it? Found some PWEI in the used bin at lunch. . . #instavinyl #nowspinning #recordcollection #vinyl #vinylcollection #popwilleatitself #pwei #grebo

Step 2.d: Fourth coat. The last coat dried a little streaky so I buffed it down, applied this coat, and tipped it off with a foam brush. One more coat should do it.
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#midcenturymodern #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture
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Step 2.d: Fourth coat. The last coat dried a little streaky so I buffed it down, applied this coat, and tipped it off with a foam brush. One more coat should do it. . . #midcenturymodern #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture

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Stay tuned for our next project: making replacement Eames Storage Unit side and rear panels!
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#midcenturymodern #mcm #midcenturymodernfurniture #eames #eamesstorageunit
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Stay tuned for our next project: making replacement Eames Storage Unit side and rear panels! . . #midcenturymodern #mcm #midcenturymodernfurniture #eames #eamesstorageunit

Step 2.c: Third coat is on and, if yesterday is any indication, will probably need to dry for 24 hours. I’m guessing five or six coats will be required.
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#midcenturymodern #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture
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Step 2.c: Third coat is on and, if yesterday is any indication, will probably need to dry for 24 hours. I’m guessing five or six coats will be required. . . #midcenturymodern #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture

Step 2.a: First of four coats of toner.
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#midcenturymodern #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture
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Step 2.a: First of four coats of toner. . . #midcenturymodern #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture

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3 hours of hand-sanding. Someone's going to be sore af tomorrow.
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#midcenturymodern #midcenturymodernfurniture #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture
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3 hours of hand-sanding. Someone's going to be sore af tomorrow. . . #midcenturymodern #midcenturymodernfurniture #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture

I’ve had a pair of these along with a coffee table for about 20 years. The finish was shot when I bought them. Time for a refresh. Step 1: sanding.
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#midcenturymodern #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture
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I’ve had a pair of these along with a coffee table for about 20 years. The finish was shot when I bought them. Time for a refresh. Step 1: sanding. . . #midcenturymodern #mcm #heywoodwakefield #heywoodwakefieldfurniture

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