|Project by TheCaver||posted 03-22-2008 04:41 AM||1940 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
Box made from cypress and a lightly figured curly maple raised panel lid. Accents are made from african padauk. Miter keys are 1/4” and the bottom is a spare piece of sapele tinted with a bit of purple. I tried to pop the grain of the maple, but it didn’t absorb well into the end grain….I think my homemade dye was inadequate.
I like the color of cypress but really hate that its so soft….it will really teach you to be aware of every little thing you do near the project as the slightest collision with anything will dent it. Oh, and padauk bleeds all over the place when you sand it. Combine that with the oiliness of cypress and you have a real mess. This may well be the last time I combine these two woods, at least until I figure out how to tame the bleeding of the padauk.
Finish is 2 coats of polymerized tung oil mixture with an overcoat of shellac. A rather ho-hum project…..
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