|Project by endgrainy||posted 12-21-2014 03:32 PM||1798 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my first project using veneer and a high gloss finish. The first new concept worked out well, the second (lacquer finish) was a challenge. I used the plans from the woodwhisperer.com guild build. Great video series! Really made the construction straightforward.
The veneer is a walnut burl, the substrate is Spanish cedar with MDF for the top and bottom. The box is lined with Spanish cedar (unfinished.) The trim is bubinga. I forgot to include the divider in the picture. As an aside, it’s hard to take photos of a glossy object!
I first tried rattle can lacquer (Watco brand from big box store) and did 10 coats. After letting it cure, I tried to “finish the finish” but ended up sanding through. I asked for help on LJs and was given good advice http://lumberjocks.com/topics/65359. I re coated using hvlp and the same lacquer in a can. Still sanded through even when doing it by hand.
This process repeated itself for a few weeks until I got adequate results. The finish is ok, but not very even if you look closely. Either way, it’s time for it to be complete!
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