|Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 06-23-2009 09:23 PM||1394 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
First commissioned box – a simple little pencil box for our next door neighbor – $25.00. Oak body with walnut top and cherry shopmade pull. Had fits with finishing the top. The walnut was steamed and had only a light gray color. Mixed 4 drops of Red-Brown TransTint dye with Zinnser SealCoat shellac and applied three coats. The problem came with runover when attempting to do either the top or bottom. Took it back down to bare wood twice! In the pictures, it looks like the rounded edges of the top are rough but this is actually the flash effect on the shellac… the edges are very smooth.
Oak body has Royal Oak stain with a couple of coats of satin Arm-R-Seal on top of which I applied a light coat of wax.
Pull finished with cherry Watco Danish Oil and a couple of hand wiped coats of Arm-R-Seal gloss.
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