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Project by Sbilly posted 12-29-2011 07:57 PM 1397 views 1 time 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 12-29-2011 08:21 PM

Very nice

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 09:19 PM

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 12-29-2011 09:21 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 01:35 AM

Neat design, good job on the box

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 04:30 AM

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 12-30-2011 05:21 AM

Added a pic of the spalted quartersawn sycamore

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#7 posted 12-30-2011 05:20 PM

You have a bright future in boxes. Excellent work.

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#8 posted 12-30-2011 05:43 PM

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.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-07-2012 07:21 AM

looks good man!!!!!

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