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Finishing up!

148 days ago by TerryDowning | 0 comments »

This has been a long haul and a great learning experience packed with lots of firsts for me. First time (and probably last) with this style of hinges. Too much hassle, I just need to plan better and get the right hinges. First mortised mechanical lock. Previous boxes have either had no lock or a simple catch or hasp. First time resawing wood for a serious project. I have resawn before but not for a project like this. First time using Hide Glue, I’m a convert. First time using shellac as a finish. Again, I’m a convert. It’s been a hard slog and I mostly used hand tools. I did burn some electrons with my band saw for the resawing, a ‘lectric routa...

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