|Project by Tim Dahn||posted 01-31-2010 08:03 PM||4200 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
This is the first project I made using hand tools, I dimensioned the wood with hand planes, reduced the thickness from 3/4” to 1/2” and cut the dovetails with my Japanese saw and chisels. Also made the raised panel bottom with a hand plane. The wood is poplar and is finished with a coat of zinsser seal coat shellac, a couple applications of transtint medium brown dye mixed with denatured alcohol and a final couple of coats of Minwax wipe on poly. The top of the tray has Deco Art, Napa red acrylic paint and the wipe on poly.
I must say I really enjoyed working on this project with hand tools, the quieter sounds, the shop less dusty.
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