|Project by TDSpade||posted 10-16-2013 04:57 AM||2644 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
My first mitered box. A disaster from the start. I set out to build a mitered box with a continuous wrap around grain pattern from soft figured maple. So after resawing the figured maple board I went naively to the planer. To say that was a bad idea is an under statement. So I spent many hours with a palm sander dreaming of drum sanders. The continuous wrap around grain idea didn’t work out so well either.
I added some kind of scrap quarter inch plywood on the inside to add a little strength. I also learned to you should fit hinges and hardware before you apply stains and finishes.
Inside finished with Zinsser amber shellac. Outside finished with Zinsser clear shellac with some transtint red mahogany dye added. And deft satin brushing lacquer as the final finish coat. All applied with an hvlp spray gun.
Splines are cherry.
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