|Project by Heisinberg||posted 01-22-2015 07:16 PM||1902 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
The first time I saw the 2014 December FWW issue with Darrell Peart and his design I knew I had try to make one of these chest’s. Thinking that if one one is good then two is better and that’s just what I did. I made two of them. They are gifts for my two sister’s birthdays that are coming up in February. Being only my third project I must say it wasn’t all rainbow’s and unicorn’s. There were days that this project kicked my butt! The biggest lesson I learned in the end is to check for glue squeeze out before starting the finishing process and when you think you found it all…check again and just to make sure check one more time after that.
Finish is 3:2 mix of Varathanes traditional cherry and minwax’s red mahogany. Sealed with shellac then grain filled. 3 coats of Minwax satin polyurethane. I then scuffed it using 1500 and 2000 grit pads to remove all the small bumps. Then used turttle wax polish and wax to bring back the shine.
-- "I've still got things left to do." – Walter White