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Project by Sbilly posted 843 days ago 924 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is wgat i made for my wife for christmas. the talp is walnut the sides are quartersawn spalted sycamore. thif was the first time i used shellac licke the look but finish not as smooth as a would like but then agian im always hard on myself.

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#1 posted 843 days ago

Very nice

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#2 posted 843 days ago

Hey good work! Spalted Sycamore…I would like to see some more pics with a closer look at the grain. On the shellac. I love shellac on these things. I have a tip that you should try if you didnt…..hand sand the first coat using 320 grit…....and then put on another layer…...I think your find it getting much smoother….then sand it and coat it again if its not smooth enough. I have found this to work well.

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#3 posted 843 days ago

Hey Billy
Welcome to LJs
This is a fantastic first box ,I bet your wife loved it.

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#4 posted 843 days ago

Neat design, good job on the box

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#5 posted 843 days ago

By trial and error I have learned that when my projects turn out rough it is probably because I didn’t do enough sanding before and in between coats. I also made a box and gave it away for Christmas. I really like your design and finish.

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#6 posted 843 days ago

Added a pic of the spalted quartersawn sycamore

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#7 posted 842 days ago

You have a bright future in boxes. Excellent work.

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#8 posted 842 days ago

Great looking and original box. I don’t have any experience with shellac, but I use car rubbing compound to smooth out lacquer and polyurethane finishes and it turns out silky smooth.

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#9 posted 834 days ago

looks good man!!!!!

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