|Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 05-08-2010 03:23 AM||1600 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
Box is made of canarywood with a figured walnut top insert and walnut miter keys. Bottom inside has a leather liner. I wanted to install a pull on the top but the recipient (my wife) didn’t want one, so…. Box body received five coats of natural Watco Danish Oil, the first two wet sanded with 800 grit wed-dry paper. The top insert received a coat of orange shellac followed by four coats of GF Armor-Seal.
Canarywood is beautiful, especially after you’ve added a couple coats of oil. But it has a tendency to splinter because it is quite stringy. Cuts (if you take care) and sands well, does not seem to be hard on tools, and finishes nicely, though. Would definitely use this wood again.
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