|Project by Douglas Bordner||posted 11-03-2007 07:22 AM||5122 views||1 time favorited||57 comments|
Cabinet to display a wedding gift from Groom to Bride of a 10 strand pearl necklace and earrings. Way too much work for the fee. The client wanted wenge on a walnut budget. My original intention was to stain and then finish with toned shellac. I packed the pores on the back panel with BLO and rottenstone per one of Karson’s blog’s. I then had planned to body up with straight Zinnser sealcoat, shoot a toned layer or two and rub out. The sprayed shellac went on too thick and refused to dry well in the time I had to complete the box. Out with the scraper, back to the dye (M.C. Campbell Walnut and Corinthian Microtone in denatured alcohol, ragged on) and then to Oxford Ultima waterborne acrylic lacquer. This stuff saved the day, with one hour from wet layer to sand to powder. Little or no dye migration into the clear coat. If I have the option I will never stain wood again.
Incra double dovetails with purpleheart accent wood (not my best work). Concealed 10mm barrel hinges. Turned Bois de Rose knob. Got the check. Please, God. No callbacks on this one.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.