|Project by stanley_clifton||posted 11-16-2008 11:34 PM||1477 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Greetings from relatively sunny Blackpool, England.
This project is very similar to Leanne’s box apart from the addition of oak and elm to the timber mix, different proportions, different lid style and a metal handle (cost more than everything else combined). So maybe not too similar then.
Although beautiful, this beech timber had a number of shakes, which I was unable to remove or really fill properly. The cutting waste to minimise the impact of these shakes was considerable. However, with the shakes placed inside the piece, there is little visual effect.
Prior to finishing the piece was not sanded, with the cabinet scrapers being used instead; I think that this gives a superior finish that brings out the timber’s full quality. The finish itself is three coats of Danish oil, rubbed down hard, with two coats of paste wax.
I hope that you like looking at this piece. It is a Christmas present for two dear friends.
-- Stanley generally struggling