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Walnut candle box, finished with a washcoat of shellac and then multiple coats of waterlox, followed with a final coat of shoe polish wax.
See more work at my website and my blog.
-- Mike Ogden, http://www.mogdenfurniture.com/
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#1 posted 08-20-2012 03:19 PM
Mike, I admire your craftsmanship. The blog and web site were informative Your candle box looks like it could have been made 100 years ago. It has a wonderful traditional appearance and feel to it. Interesting concept on finishing…shoe polish? Was this joinery all hand work, or did you revert to mechanical means to speed up production?
As a very minor point, I find that putting the sap wood on the bottom of my boxes gives me a more uniform look on the top and helps to better frame the inserted boards. It helps readers when you include dimensions of your work. It is so difficult to get a good feel for size with just a photo and background. Thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.
-- Big Al in IN
#2 posted 08-20-2012 03:27 PM
boxguy, all joinery was done by hand. Thanks for the opinion about the sapwood, will keep in mind for future designing!
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#3 posted 08-20-2012 04:32 PM
Nice box ! I think the location of the sapwood is a personal decision. For me, it’s fine at the top.
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