|Project by SawTooth1953||posted 1673 days ago||1276 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This is another box made using the box joint jig. The box is made of banyan… about as soft as aspen, but looks more interesting. The lid and bottom are maple. The wood hinges and her initial on the lid are walnut. Everything is 1/4” thick. Finished with several coats of shellac.
I used shellac because I just finished the box yesterday and didn’t want it to smell strongly when I gave it to her. I used a spray shellac (Zinnser Bulls Eye, clear). It just didn’t want to level out. I don’t usually like projects to have a glossy finish, but the Mother’s Day projects finished w/shellac are glossy… I sprayed 3 coats, sanding with 320 in between. Maybe I should have used water-based polyU.
Anybody have advice for shellac on small projects…
-- Spence in Skokie, IL