|Project by Hookedin||posted 05-18-2013 11:26 PM||1040 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
This is my first real woodworking project, a small box for my wife for mother’s day. It is made from cupped home center maple with paduk. Miters et all were done with my new to me, and first, TS, which I picked up a couple weeks ago on the advice of a couple members of this site.
I’m relatively happy with how things turned out. A couple of the splines ended up with a gap that i filled with thin slivers of maple(last pic, not sure if this was the best fix.) Finishing turned out interesting though. It is finished with 4 coats of aerosol shellac. Learned 2 lessons, each causing a complete resanding / finishing. First, THOROUGHLY remove dust before finishing. It looked like the paduk bleed into the maple. Scared the crap out of me till I noticed that it was just dust. Second, don’t get frustrated and apply so much shellac that it forms ridges all over the lid.
Thanks for looking