|Project by davewest||posted 12-30-2009 11:00 PM||2434 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
A couple picture frames for the in-laws. Plain sawn white oak, half lapped joints with faux pegs. The finish started with fuming, followed by a seal coat, a glaze and then several coats of clear shellac rubbed out with steel wool and a dark wax.
All settled, Im not terribly pleased with finish or the pegs. I wasnt able to use my mortiser for the pegs, so I drove square pegs into round holes. Alignment of the pegs proved easier on my sample than the frames, for whatever reason. I got the color about where I wanted it but I dont think Ill try padding shellac again on that small a piece with that many surfaces.
Live and learn.