|Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor||posted 01-21-2012 02:12 AM||2145 views||10 times favorited||36 comments|
Last week I posted photos of this box before applying the finish cause I ran out of cans of Lacquer and i really liked the natural beauty of the wood without a finish.
This week I applied 7 coats of lacquer and buffed out the final coats with steel wool to try to eliminate some of the shine..even though it was a satin finish. I really like Marblewood and hope to find some more soon. I have 2 shows coming up in March an May and hope to have more of this wood to use for boxes at the shows.
Grinding and sanding these creates an outrageous amount of sawdust that always seems to cover every inch of my shop and I constantly have to vaccum up everywhere. I have a central vaccum dust collector with 4” flex hoses at each end of my shop with brush attachments. I always use a Trend Air Shield Pro to keep it out of my lungs.
I am getting ready to close off a 5×7 corner of my shop to make a room to hopefully contain the dust. It will have my downdraft table in it which is hooked to my dust collector. Additionally I have 3 homemade air cleaners using squirrel cage blowers that I plan to mount to the outside wall of the dust room and install return aid vents in the inside for easy filter removal.
Hopefully this will help with the sawdust problem containment.
-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.