|Project by VernG432||posted 01-23-2016 03:57 PM||639 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My first ever piece of ‘furniture’. My son and his fiance asked me to make a big wedding card box for the wedding reception Aug 2015. So, I increased the size so the chest could be used even after the wedding. It was my first in cutting finger joints, biscuit jointing. Learned how to cut with my bench chisel thin sliced wafer-like inserts for some of the tiny gaps. One would never know that I had to fill some gaps in the finger joints. Wood putty was out of the question. My Pfeil wood gouges cut nicely through the red oak. Red oak chips easily if not careful. Must be precise with stop-cuts. I must now learn how to redress and sharpen the gouges. My now daughter-in-law’s favorite flower is the gerber daisy. Hand drew the flowers. Carving bent leafs was a big challenge. Brushed on and wiped down acrylic paint for the colors. Applied chestnut stain and 5 coats of satin polyurethane.