|Project by PocketHole69||posted 01-17-2011 12:26 AM||3426 views||6 times favorited||14 comments|
I’ve been trying to make a small woodworking project every weekend as a stress reliever. I went down to The Wood Yard Saturday morning and saw a small hunk of spalted maple for turners and thought it would make a neat bandsaw box, so here it is.
I only spent about 3 hours on the box including glue-up. Looking closely at the finished product I should have spent several more hours sanding, but all in all it turned out OK for a quick weekend stress reliever project.
I had no idea spalted maple was such a pain in the ass to work with when I bought the piece of wood, so this was a learning experience. I ended up stabilizing a few of the really soft places with some instant CA glue (super glue) and then gently sanding most of it by hand to avoid tearing it up.
I finished it with several coats of spray on shellac. I’ve read that a varnish or poly finish is more durable on spalted maple, but I’ve got a pregnant wife in the house and wanted something completely non-toxic and without a bunch of fumes.
I’m going to paint the inside with some black acrylic and flock it once its set up for a couple days.
-- Jason, Atlanta, GA