|Project by FloridaArt||posted 01-04-2010 06:39 AM||3412 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
December, 2009 – So often I wind up with short 2-by-4 cut offs and either throw them in the trash or use them under my work at the drill press. This time I glued up a few of them and turned them into a little band saw box. This is pine, of course. The knob is a small piece of a dark hardwood from the scrap pile. The knob is glued to a 3/16th dowel that is glued to the draw face. The draw bottom is lined with felt. The whole thing is sanded with an 80 grit on the belt sander, followed by hand sanding with 150, 220, and finally 600. On this I applied sanding sealer, followed by a light Minwax stain. After that dried I applied 3 layers of brush on lacquer gloss, sanding with 1200 grit between coats. This was my first time using lacquer, so it was a kind of experiment for me. Although I was careful to apply in thin layers, I still ended up with some small runs, which can’t really be seen unless you hold it to the light just right. So I need to do more experimenting!
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida