|Project by woodrookieII||posted 03-19-2015 06:09 PM||1624 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
Late summer of last year I inherited some elm. Let it lay in the shop for a couple months to let it get used to it’s new surroundings. Then ripped it and glued it and planed it and let it lay in the shop for a couple more months. Not enough to make a keel for boat, nor enough for a longbow as in olden days, I decided a box would be nice (no, not near enough for a coffin).
With between 30-40 types of elm, I have no idea which this is. It’s grey’ish and white’ish. Likes to feather. Has a sort of shimmer, or as fellow LBJ’r yanok describes it: chatoyance. Soft, for the most part.
So, made this box. One coat of Amish OCS-225 Mission Maple for the color, and wow! What grain character! First coat of tung oil I wiped off as usual and let dry. Rubbed the entire box with 0000 steel wool to remove the rogue feathers. Second coat of tung oil I wiped of as usual and let dry. Hah! No feathers this time. Third coat of tung oil I just left it on with the resultant glossy finish.
The grain is just remarkable.