I’m so close to finishing this little project. I looked back at the date on the beginning of this blog series and it’s nearly 70 days ago!
Today I fussed with the little doors, getting them aligned as best as I can. There must be some trick to this that I’m missing, if anyone knows, please let me know!
I had applied a coat of Boiled Linseed Oil a while ago so once the assembly was complete, I sanded everything to 360 grit. The fine sanding dust mixed with the BLO made a natural filler for the small pores in the walnut. The surface is very smooth now. I’m quite pleased.
I have only to install some drawer lining and a thing in a drawer to hold rings, then I can clean all the glass and mirrors and call it complete. I won’t get to give the case to my niece until mid-August so it’ll have to sit aside for a few weeks.
-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, Editor Popular Woodworking