|Project by GadgetXX||posted 02-07-2010 03:46 AM||2091 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
This a small keepsake box I made for my son’s 18th Birthday.
The top is Ancient Kauri, the base and sides are Hard Maple.
The Kauri has been sanded to 2000 grit then finished with Arm-R-Seal Urethane.
I can say that until I sanded to 1200 I really did not see the true beauty of this wood.
the pictures do not show all of the beauty of the grain!!
This is how the company that imports the Kauri describes it. •Every tree grew for at least 1,200 years •Preserved underground for 50,000 years •Every board is certified and guaranteed •Ancient Kauri is the oldest workable timber on Earth
Sanding: Plan to spend extra time sanding. While sanding to a 600 grit will suffice, the most intense color, depth, grain, and iridescent qualities come through with very fine sanding, 1200 grit. Extra effort gives extra rewards.
The sides have been ebonized with India Ink, before being finished with Arm-R-Seal Urethane.
-- Imagination is more important than knowledge! - Einstein