|Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 1943 days ago||1884 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
I was in the process of making this box when I had my table saw accident. Finally finished it this week and it is on its way as a very late birthday gift to my granddaughter.
Ash body with purpleheart top, handle, and miter keys; leather lining in bottom of box. Bought the chain at a local hardware store – size seems to be about right (a hint: if you are going to attach a chain such as this, drill holes for screws before assembling body and top. Otherwise, you’ll have to use a very small finishing nail to make a pilot hole. And, I found out the hard way that it is wise to liberally coat the finishing nail with beeswax or paraffin before pounding it in – this may allow you to extract the nail with a pair of vice grips).
Body had two coats of Deft natural Danish Oil, followed by three coats of General Finishes’ Arm-R-Seal. Purpleheart was finished with many coats of Seal Coat shellac, sanded back in an attempt to fill the pores and two coats of Arm-R-Seal (never did get the pores filled – this stuff is worse than oak!!!). Inside received two coats of SealCoat. Then added a buffed coat of wax to everything – this may have been overkill but it made it look nice!
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