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Project by Duff posted 05-28-2017 02:43 PM 819 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I continue to try and improve my skills. Just when I think I’ve conquered one problem I find I haven’t. Should soft maple have sanding sealer applied prior to the finish going on?

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix





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#1 posted 05-28-2017 02:50 PM

Looks great to me! Every project is an opportunity to learn (at least that is my experience).

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#2 posted 05-28-2017 03:36 PM

I agree it looks great. I’m also learning something new with almost every project. Only wish I had someone to pass it onto.

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#3 posted 05-28-2017 03:56 PM

Oooo! Nice little box Duff! I like it!

Hey Duff .. Have you seen the box clamps that Klaus posted. You might like to make a set of his clamps; they work great! He also posted free plans. I made a set and they are very helpful holding every thing square when gluing up your box.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/303162

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 05-28-2017 04:37 PM

Nice box!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#5 posted 05-28-2017 05:15 PM

Well made box and appealing.

I like the wood combinations.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#6 posted 05-28-2017 05:18 PM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 05-28-2017 07:29 PM

That’s a great looking box—my advice is to just keep doing what you’re doing!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Duff

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#8 posted 05-28-2017 08:09 PM

Thanks everybody. Tony, thanks for the link to the box clamps! I’m still curious as to if I should use sanding sealer prior to applying finish.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#9 posted 05-28-2017 08:52 PM

Duff, I use a lacquer base sanding sealer if I want a fine finish. It seals the wood so the finish levels out better. It also coats the fine wood fiber so they sand off easier for a smoother base finish. A very light sanding careful not to sand through the sealer.
Have fun! Work safe!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Duff

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#10 posted 05-28-2017 11:43 PM

Thanks again Tony.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#11 posted 05-29-2017 03:33 AM

Nice box. Pre stain conditioner works good to level out stain to keep it from getting blotchy like you get on birch.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 05-29-2017 02:08 PM

Another beaut Duff!
Lately I’ve been avoiding any stain/dye coloring on my projects simply due to how different woods can react and ruin my day. When I use maple, It’s typically the color I’m after so nothing more than oil, if any, then followed by a clear topcoat. In the cases where I don’t use oil, I’ll apply a sealer for the effects Woodshaver espouses. Oil does a wonderful job popping any special grain you use and it is dead simple to apply.

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