Finally I got it done and shipped it off to the customer. He wont get it in his hands until next week, so I will post his impressions when I hear back. I hope its what he wants!!!
Some of you may know about this but many will not. This is my secret to quickly fine sand the box prior to spraying lacquer. I hand sanded down to 220 and then I finish up with green nylon pads. These were bought at the local dollar store. Guess how much? Thats right, a whole dollar. You can buy similar pads at the auto supply store in the paint area, or some hardware stores or Woodcraft. I discovered these for sanding several years ago and use them for my final sanding because they conform to the waves and stay put in your fingers. In a few minutes you can have the wood so smooth it will shine without lacquer. For a finer finish use the burgandy and then the grey. The grits vary between manufactures but isnt that important for wood as it is for auto body work.
I also use them to sand between coats of finish using a well worn one for this task.
These are absolutely the best way to get a good finish sand on your work in the least amount of time!
The photos need work but here is what it looks like.
Thanks for looking and taking time to leave such nice comments. Now go make a box!
-- If I can do it, so can you.