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Rustic Finish Cobra Design in Walnut

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Project by Durnik150 posted 1873 days ago 1029 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an early box I did that has its own appeal although it did not turn out at all how I had intended it to. I was trying all of Keener-Ventura’s designs to see what I liked and what I could do differently.

One of the few things I didn’t like about the book was that it was tied in with a very narrow selection of finishing products. Since I didn’t want to use those I was left to do a lttle searching on my own.

I ended up taking this piece and, when ready for a finish, jumped straight to the polyurethane, straight. Well, straight polyurethane is very thick and takes a long time to cure. Notice I said cure not dry. I thought the piece was dry and had decided to try to wax the surface.

Since the poly hadn’t fully hardened, I ended up blending the wax into the poly accidentally. I thought it was the wax that was acting weird but it was my jumping the gun that caused the issue. I set it aside, not knowing what I had done. When I got back to the box a couple of days later, it had dried into the rustic look it has now.

My first thought was to get out the acetone and pull everything off down to the wood and start over. About that time my wife walked out and said, “Cool! How’d you do that!?” I fessed up that it was a mistake but she said I should leave it that way.

The box itself is about 5” wide, 9” tall, and 5” deep. The drawers were flocked in black this time around.

Thanks for taking a look.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1873 days ago

very rustic

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#2 posted 1873 days ago

Very Unique. Different in a good way.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 1873 days ago

Gotta love a good wife. :)

-- Dan Wiggins

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Maxx

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#4 posted 1873 days ago

Interesting effect. Is it still nice to touch? Much of the allure of band saw boxes is in picking up and handling.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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Durnik150

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#5 posted 1873 days ago

It’s not as smooth as the ones I make now. It has a little roughness to it but not too bad. Part of me still wants to grab it and take the finish off and try again.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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