|Project by dclark1943||posted 05-30-2012 04:33 PM||1788 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
My neighbor just purchased a 2006 Jaguar sports convertible, a beautiful “seafoam” color with a carpathian elm burl dash. You guessed it – - a carpathian elm box with a “seafoam” green Moire´interior. He wanted to place the box by the car during car shows, filled with exquisite “andre’s chocolate truffles for admirer’s of the car. Nice touch huh !
the box is made of 1/2” baltic birch and veneered with carpathian elm. This was my very first shot at veneering, and I got a first hand lesson from the school of hard knocks. But in the end it turned out OK. The finish is around a dozen coats of lacquer and it is rubbed out with polishing and buffing compounds—-you can see your face in it. Also my first attempt at a high gloss finish—again I am now a graduate of that old school as well ! The Moire´ fabric was laid in over a layer of felt, giving the box a cushioned interior. the stainless hinges came from Brusso and the hood ornament and name badge were supplied by the customer. Although this box challenged my skill level, I’m pretty satisfied with how it turned out; so now I’m shooting for catching up with Mr. Bean
-- Dave, Kansas City