Curly Maple Christmas for Mom

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Project by Randy M. posted 11-21-2015 12:34 PM 1149 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curly maple chest for my mother for Christmas hopefully she will be surprised. I really stressed on how to do the top but left it plain with a Purple Heart tab to open. The inside has Purple Heart with a ring tray area. Dimensions are 6.5” wide by 10” in length the last picture is prior to adding for color.

The removable tray is bocote wood with yellow heart bottom that really shows the grain. Used quadrant hinges my first time installing which was a challenge but wanted that style.

The finish was done with 4 sandings of golden transtint and then fine sanded with 800 for the application of arm r seal gloss. Learned to apply first coat very then then each coat was fine sanded to final.

A few areas I which I could have improved on but the curly finish I am pleased with. The finish looks much better than the pictures.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 12:58 PM

Here are a few I took while in the shop

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 05:49 PM

That is a real beauty, Randy.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 11-21-2015 05:59 PM

Good looking box. I am sure your mother will appreciate the Christmas present.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 11-21-2015 11:32 PM

Very nice, great gift she will love it.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 11-22-2015 05:16 AM

Nice work, Randy. It’s a great box and I’m sure she will love it.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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