|Project by studie||posted 12-26-2011 02:15 AM||2923 views||10 times favorited||23 comments|
This box I posted a while back is now done with 12 coats of wipe on poly but I don’t wipe it off to get a build of finish. Each coat will have some dust or dog hair no matter how clean I prep it so sanding each coat is required with #400. the final sweet coat I used Griots automotive polish # 1 and then #3 polish to a gleam to turn any Ferrari red with envy! I love this finish but it takes forever and a day! Next box I plan to use pre cat lacquer, 3 coats and polish in 1 hour. This took a full week of evenings but I just had to try it and it is the bomb for durability! This box is for my dear sweet Mom who has helped me in so many ways this past few years so it had to be the best and over the top to show my love and appreciation. I also made my first bandsaw box for my client at the straw bale house. She has helped me to understand the love of raw wood features and to let the wood speak so finding art in the firewood pile it’s hard now to put wood in the stove! The last pic shows another box that after building then making the spline joints then cutting the coves the wood moved a bit. at least the miters opened up on the inside of the box from the wood relieving stress. I will have to make minute wedges to fill the gaps from Ipe. Thanks for looking and a Merry Christmas to all!!