|Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 09-07-2010 03:25 AM||2324 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Pencil Box with 1/8” box joint corners. Quartersawn White Oak Body, figured Walnut sliding top. Finishing for the body: Transtint medium brown dye, Watco Danish Oil (Natural), Walnut MinWax gel stain, 2 coats of Armor-Seal Gloss, 1 coat Armor-Seal Satin. Finishing for top: filled pores with five coats of SealCoat shellac, sanded back to bare wood, then another four coats of SealCoat shellac, sanded back to bare wood; 1 coat of SealCoat to bring out figure; four coats of Armor-Seal.
Lots of fine sanding to ensure top slides easily in grooves, aided by application of wax.
Found the White Oak to be somewhat splintery especially at the box joints. Lots of sanding to remove divots where cutting box joints caused tearout into the body of the box.
Quite satisfied, overall, with the project. Although finishing took a good bit of time, I think the final product justifies the time spent.
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