|Project by webwood||posted 12-06-2009 09:27 PM||2805 views||21 times favorited||18 comments|
After I recovered from the reaction to the lacewood on the last project – we decided that although we won’t cut lacewood again we really liked the design that we came up with… so we decided to give it another go with something a little less risky. Back to our old standard – Curly Maple and Walnut (and we decided to try out purple heart – the unfinished box).. Here’s the result – Did someone say something about sanding?? We decided to try out the old standard laquer finish on this one (first time) and although very beautiful – I dont think I have ever sanded that much – two coats of laquer (make sure you are in a well ventilated area – we started it off at home and wow – will rethink that in the future) – then sanded 220, 400, 800, 1000 – we still had ripples.. couple of more coats then wet sanding 400, 800, 1000, 2000 – still have a couple of areas that aren’t quite right but we are close…it really does bring out the curl in the maple, but it is not a quick finish. Maybe the second one will go a bit quicker since we kind of have an idea of what to do – the key… patience and sanding… we call this our infinity design since the lines don’t stop – Trying to get a few of these finished for a craft fair this month – also our first one so wish us luck!!
-- -erik & christy-