Last stretch this week. We will have pro picture next week and I will post them for you guys as well of a video of the mechanism in action.
But for now! Lets talk about french polish
While finishing the fine sanding
I have been pushing forward the pore filling and the polishing of the tray so it could be sent to LA for the leather.
Then I started with the pore-filling of the all box. The top first with the pore filling of the outside and inside every other day. When it was pore-filled I started the polish of the inside first
In the meantime I carry on with the box body pore filling up to the point it is nicely satin
Then I installed the hardware for the top
And installed the top with the hinges in order to be able to finish the top without having anything touching the fresh inside polish
The back is raised on a wood spacer
And the front touches another spacer only on the brass latch
When the leather came back I was almost done with polishing
And then, you know the story, put everything together and reflect on the past 2 years getting that project done.
Pro pictures should be in next week to share!
And of course delivery for our patient, but I believe very happy, clients and collectors.
Cheers and I will post the pictures next week
-- Patrice lejeune