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Project by Wingstress posted 11-14-2008 12:40 AM 1055 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this from lace wood with a band saw. I thought the top came out pretty well. I finished the outside with shellac and the inside with some flock. I ended up giving it to my sister-in-law. It was a fun little project.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT





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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 11-14-2008 01:02 AM

This is nice. I’m more used to the lacewood that forms circles, but the streaks are pretty cool as well. How large was this?

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PetVet

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#2 posted 11-14-2008 01:07 AM

That’s pretty, I love lacewood. Did you glue up for thickness? I have a bandsaw box I am making that I bought the flocking for, but am not sure if I want to do it. I don’t have a flocking “gun” to spread it, and don’t know if that is going to be a big problem. How did you apply it? So many questions…..
Thanks

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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woodworm

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#3 posted 11-14-2008 03:57 AM

Good job and very nice BS box!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Wingstress

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#4 posted 11-14-2008 09:35 PM

HokieMojo – I had about a 4/4 lacewood board about 40-inches long and there was about a 6-inch section that had streaks as opposed to spots. I chopped the board up into 5 pieces, bookmatched them, glued them into a 5W X 5H X 6L block of wood. I just made sure the streaks were the top piece. I then made a simple bandsaw box. I still don’t know what to do with the inside part that I cut out…

PetVet – I bought a flock “gun” which was basically a papertowel holder inside a Comet Soap can. Its nice, but definitely not needed. If you have a bag of flock and the right colored glue/paint, just paint the inside of the box, dump a pile of flock into the box, put the lid on, and give it a shake. After a few shakes, open the lid, dump the un-stuck flock back into the bag to use on a later project. Resist the temptation to touch the wet flock. After leaving it for a day or two, maybe three, take a dustbuster or small shopvac and suck off any of the unstuck flock. Its really simple and looks great. One tip is to shellac the inside of the box before painting the glue on. The shellac will act as a primer so the paint doesn’t soak into the wood.

Hope you have a flocking good time on your next project

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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