quartersawn oak box dyed and stained new brass hasps 1 12 2014 #1: first set of photos showing unstained and stained box

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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 01-13-2014 03:59 AM 1632 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hasps on Ebay Hasps are cast alloy with a antiqued brass patina. Very good quality
Shipped direct from from China and the price was awesome.

MLK Cherry splines.

Quartersawn white oak box body, resawn to about 9/16.

Hasp screws are nicely patina-ted … 1/16 drill bit and worked perfectly.

Quartersawn white on top came from Frank Miller Lumber. I have a few boards left. Found a board with the grain I wanted for a fancy top. Cut the center out of the board. It was a 6/4 board and pieces are resawn 3/8

hand rubbed Dark Oak Alcohol Dye and Minwax Cherry stained
Approx 1/8 ” Chamfers on the top panels were all hand beveled with my 6×80 edge sander …. 40 grit, very quick .

Whats up next.
Box will dry and then 0000 steel wool to smooth all the fuzz and then the top coats. Lacquer to seal, Button shellac then brown wax on the outside. Debating on green felt. Maybe red this time. Thinking about a mirror in the lid (I have several small ones in a drawer) Will make a cool collectors box

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

10 comments so far

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 04:27 AM

Dan, you certainly can transform that white oak into a beautiful piece!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 05:25 AM

Marvelous build! Thanks for sharing all the pics, great coverage.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 05:42 AM

You have a first class eye for color and texture. Always a treat to see your work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 05:48 AM

WOW, Dan that is some good looking work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 01-13-2014 06:02 AM

Bitchin’ good….............

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 01-13-2014 05:09 PM

Another great looking box Dan – I really like the “Campaign” style of box. I’d go with the red velvet interior on this one.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 01-13-2014 10:50 PM

Nicely done Buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 01-13-2014 11:33 PM

Cool box man.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 01-14-2014 01:04 AM

Hi Dan:
I hope this will help you to get a greater looking piece. So far it looks great and I like your hardware.
On pours woods (QSWO) it is not a good idea to use steel wool.
One- It gets left in the pours part of the wood and the acid that’s in Oak will cause rust spots in the finish.
Two- Because the surface is not smooth I would use a very fine grit (600 – 1000) sandpaper or a very fine soft sanding pad.
Don’t ask how I know, but I had to strip and refinish a project.

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#10 posted 01-14-2014 03:01 AM

I said steel wool … but what I really meant to say scotch bright.

However steel wool has been used for many many of my projects. I mainly used it for rubbing paste wax, but also with oil finish. Prolly over a thousand times.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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