|Project by studiousmatt||posted 08-19-2009 01:35 PM||1838 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
This is another lerning project that I wanted to do. I had some nice rosewood, and a small bit of quilted maple that I could not leave the hardwood store without buying.
this posed a bit of a challenge for me because I could not seem to get the miters to be accurate and line up. as a result the corners are not as nice as I wanted but the flaws are well hidden (I think anyway) I also had some trouble with the barrell hinges, you know “measure twice cut once” well as I learned, the same rule applies for drilling holes…who knew???
the finish was done with aniline dyes of various colors, and at first I was not sure that the colors were what I wanted. but I think it is just fine for this project. the inside of the lid was an attempt to bring out the quilt without changing the wood color too much, but one too many drips of amber trans tint (I was experimenting with different dye types) and the color became a bit too yellowish.
the protective coat is two layers of laquer sanding sealer, followed by ten to twelve coats of clear laquer. I sanded the finish to 2000 grit, and buffed it. Once again, a great learning experiance.
does anyone have any ideas on how to fix oversize drill holes for barrell hinges?