|Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 08-20-2009 03:15 AM||1972 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
Box body is curly maple found in the regular maple bin at Lowes; top and keys are walnut; spline in tab is more of the curly maple. Tried to “pop the grain” a la the method on the Wood Whisperer’s website – Sealcoat shellac with TransTint dye (I used red-brown), then sanding everything back except the curl. Didn’t quite work as the dye really soaked into some of the regular grain and it looks much better in person than in the images with lots of shimmering chatoyance. The top is glued up ‘gray’ steamed walnut with orange shellac. The body received a coat of Seal-A-Cell then several coats of Arm-R-Seal; the top got several coats of Arm-R-Seal.
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