Jewelry box #9: part 9

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Blog entry by Kiwib0y posted 10-04-2015 04:20 AM 1223 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi All, After the arduous task of sanding I have finally got the jewelry box to the stage I always dread WHAT finish to apply.

Now I have given the box the first sand using 100 grit paper I better think about filling the pores of the grain to achieve a flat finish so the grain is not visible. So I think I can do 2 things, 1st is to ask google or 2nd ask the readers here at LJ that read this blog for their suggestions which are always helpful and are always taken into consideration.
Thanks for reading. “woodworkers shop is a place you can experience heaven and hell at the same time”

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#1 posted 10-04-2015 05:37 AM

Personally, my choice for this would be French polish.
Here is the best “how to” you are likely to find …. anywhere.
I have seen Patrice’s work and have watched him polish. Trust me, he knows what he is doing.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#2 posted 10-04-2015 01:27 PM

The couple of times I have used commercial grain fillers I did not like the look or the process. While I have never done any French polish I love the look and feel of a project done that way. I don’t think it would take any longer then using commercial fillers available. As pretty as this is it deserves the best finish possible. Good luck.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#3 posted 10-04-2015 06:57 PM

This is a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 10-04-2015 08:59 PM

This, then their Tru oil finish. Awesome job on your Box !!

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 07:12 AM

Thanks guy’s for your comments, I was trying to keep away from oils (thanks for the link Thetrutlecarpenter) and when I was thinking about grain fillers I started to think about different coloured veneers need different fillers, how do I keep separated or do they make a clear filler.
I finally got hold of my elderly friend who is having health issues and I will be buy some Blonde dewaxed shellac flakes and once I have sanded the box to 250 grit sand paper I will be doing at least 3 coats of shellac then Warren will show me (what for it Paul) how to polish the box. There are feeling of excitement but a couple of feelings of unsure of the unknown. I believe these method of finish can be recovered fairly easily like using hot hide glue.If this is correct the masters of the passed certainly had things perfected to save all their hard work.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#6 posted 10-05-2015 08:03 AM

Thanks Paul for the link to Patrice’s video, have watched several times.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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