|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 06-26-2011 11:16 PM||2723 views||6 times favorited||52 comments|
I wanted to add some details to this one, without going too far over the top. Primary woods are walnut and padauk, and the corner beading is just some light scrap I had around…. probably ash. I debated back and forth on whether to do a mirror finish or a hand-rubbed look. I opted for shiny just because it’s more of a challenge to get right. I used Crystallac grain filler, followed by multiple coats of wipe-on oil-based poly. Finally, it was buffed out on my three-wheel Beall buffing system.
UPDATE: I decided to change the finish. See here.
Lastly, for the plane lovers, I threw in a photo of the Stanley Four Square 5 1/4 I just finished restoring. Here is what it looked like originally if you’re interested.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"