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Project by khamm posted 05-11-2014 01:03 PM 1583 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Taking a break from the big projects. Boxes are maple, cherry, and walnut. These were my first splined miters. On the 1st box I used Tried and True oil/wax, also a first and was very pleased. The finger joined box I used only shellac and I am still working on making that finish acceptable.

-- Keith H. I want more gadgets; I need more skills

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#1 posted 05-11-2014 04:38 PM

I think that all of these are very nice, Keith.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 05-11-2014 04:45 PM

These boxes are looking great.

Here is a hint for shellac that I use. Rub on a generous coat of BLO, let it sit for about 1/4 hour and rub off and excess, let dry overnight, lightly sand with 220 to 300 grit, till it feels silky smooth. Now apply a couple coats of shellac sanding lightly between coats with 400 grit.

I use the clear de-waxed shellac most of the time, but there are times to use the amber if you want an aged look .

Give it a try on a piece of scrap to see if you like the results …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 05-11-2014 04:59 PM

Love the finger joint. That will be my next project if I can figure out how you did it.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#4 posted 05-11-2014 05:13 PM

Those are really nice boxes, K.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 05-11-2014 05:27 PM

Nice corners!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 05-11-2014 06:32 PM


thanks for the comments. How does the BLO help? sound intriguing.

-- Keith H. I want more gadgets; I need more skills

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#7 posted 05-11-2014 06:48 PM

Nice job. I like doing boxes to relax.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 05-12-2014 11:14 AM

Avery nice little batch of boxes, they look great…excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 05-12-2014 03:54 PM

The BLO is of course an oil and as it soaks into the grain it highlights the grain and makes it stand out more.
It also plays with the light as it refracts.
Like I said, try it on some scrap pieces first, and then decide if this is for you.

Norm used this years ago on a project, and Tommy MacDonald has also used it on his TV show …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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