|Project by GabeS||posted 05-07-2012 04:20 AM||2586 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I designed and made this for my little sister’s wedding gift. I wanted her to be able to put a wedding photo in the lid and store various memories from the wedding in it. The wood is birds eye maple with a quartersawn Makore veneer interior and walnut splines on the corners. The Waterlox really popped the birds eye and Makore depth.
5 coats of Waterlox per the instructions under finish#5 found here. www.thewoodshop.20m.com/finishing.htm#tung
Apply liberally with a hiqh-quality (viva) paper towel, folded into a pad.
Let the finish sit on the surface for about 5 minutes.
Work the finish into the wood with 400-600 grit wet and dry sandpaper.
Wipe away any excess and allow to dry about 12 hours before reapplying.
When satisfied with build and after finish has cured, apply paste wax with a pad of #0000 steel wool. Buff out using clean cloth towel.