|Project by topcat||posted 10-05-2011 03:11 AM||1411 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
So, after I showed my first box to some friends, I received my first order. This box was a gift and is made of poplar with a mahogany bottom. The wings of the butterfly are pussy willow and I can’t figure out the wood out of which the butterfly’s body is made. It came from a log I found. When I found it, the log ends were grayed and the bark was still on. When I crosscut the log, the most amazing growth rings appeared. Anyways, it was a rush job. I flooded the surface with some Tung oil for a nice quick, two coat finish. Strangely, the oil soaked right through the 1/2” mahogany bottom. I guess it absorbed really well. Any criticism is welcome, because I am new to this.
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