|Project by Tony Strupulis||posted 09-20-2016 07:57 AM||1360 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
The leaves are just turning colors and I’ve already got a jump start on Christmas projects. I’m usually putting the last coat of finish on my projects late on Christmas Eve. LOL.
Since Christmas is coming soon, I figured these pine 6-pack carriers would be popular gifts. I finished these two up today and I’ve already got two orders!
I made them out of lumber yard 1x pine boards. I wanted to go for a rustic look, so I hit them with my propane soldering torch. Then I hit them with a brass bristle brush to get the charred wood off. I assembled the carriers with my finishing nail gun. After assembly, I wiped on a beeswax and boiled linseed oil polish.
The dividers are 1/4” craft plywood. For a finish, I wiped them with vinegar that I had soaked steel wool in. It reacts with the tannins in the wood. There isn’t much in the birch ply, so it gave a mellow color and helped the dividers blend in better.
-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com