|Project by Friendlysb||posted 11-11-2013 04:44 PM||1586 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Here are 2 Keepsake Boxes I made for my son and daughter. My son’s was made from Curly Maple/Walnut, and my daughters was done with Curly maple/Purpleheart. The dovetails are handcut, and the hinge for the lid was done with a maple dowel in the side of the box that when into the side of the top.
The dowels were probably the hardest thing to get just right. I had a little drilling jig that I used that had a hole bored in it from a drill press, but for some reason the holes weren’t drilling straight still.
For the finish, I started with 1 coat of Boiled linseed oil, then I did 2 coats of aerosol shellac then I used Arm R Seal Satin. I also made an additional 5 more boxes for my nieces and nephew and for those I skipped the Arm R Seal and went with padding shellac. I like the padded shellac a lot better for this project than the arm r seal.
does anyone have an ideas for making the curl standout more while still keeping the maple light. I am starting to work on a jewelry box for my wife and I was going to use Curly maple for the drawers and wanted to give the curly figure a cherry color while having the non curly area still light.
Thanks for looking.