|Project by newTim||posted 07-14-2011 07:48 AM||2116 views||3 times favorited||25 comments|
Don’t you love it when politicians say “mistakes were made” as if they just appeared out of the blue. Well not in this case. In this case mistakes were made and I made them. First I messed up the corners. Then I thought I could tape off the top and dye it. No joy. The dye got through the tape and stained the (nice) rosewood. Then I wanted to bevel the sides, but cut to far and exposed some of the edges of the bottom panel. Aaaaaaaaaaaargh! So I cut grooves in the corners and glued in ebony strips. I sanded the black stains from the sides then I cut the bottom off and cut a piece of maple with rabbets to fit into the bottom of the box. I then taped the body of the box and sprayed the top and bottom with flat black paint. Rosewood, ebonized maple, ebony, clear lacquer, renaissance wax. Yup, mistakes were made and I made them, but in the end it came out okay.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com