|Project by JeanValjean||posted 06-01-2014 05:38 PM||751 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
Here we have a solid hickory breadbox.
Nothing too special about it…17” wide, 8” tall and 8” deep..
The bottom sits in a dado joint and the top has a stopped dado joint that had to be executed very carefully.
The back is a solid hickory panel that floats in a groove to allow for seasonal expansion and contraction.
The face sits on a 15 degree back angle but still retains enough space to hold about three standard loaves of bread.
I had to do some creative mortising work with a chisel and mallet to allow the top to close completely due to the face angle.
I strive for my finishes to have a certain “feel” to them…. And this one doesn’t disappoint.
The box was finish sanded to 220 grit..
I started with two coats of Sherwin Williams Professional Hi Solids pre-cat lacquer in a satin gloss level…
After drying it was sanded lightly with 320 grit, then buffed with 4/0 steel wool…then blown clean with dry compressed air.
Another two coats of the same finish were applied and after drying I very lightly buffed the box with 5/0 steel wool than applied a coat of Johnson’s paste wax and final buffed with a micro fiber cloth..
The feel is wonderful, the sheen is very pleasing…
I tried out my new rubber stamp on the back to sign and date my work.
-- Semper Fi