|Project by Dexter1||posted 01-25-2014 04:29 PM||1041 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This walnut block front chest was built last year. I started it at a class at Lonnie Bird’s and finished at home. As usual with his classes, I learned many new skills I would have never figured out on my own in a thousand years. Two things in particular were the shaping of the beaded drawer dividers and dovetailing them into the side of the case and constructing the drawer fronts from a 3” thick piece of walnut and shaping the inside and outside to a finished thickness of 7/8”. The finish was water based dye, a thinned coat of shellac and several coats of a hand applied mixture of varnish , linseed oil and Pure tung oil. I always finish up with an application on Renaissance Wax that several suppliers carry. I applied it with 4/0 steel wool. A very little bit goes a long way and at $25 for a small can it better but it is amazing stuff.
-- Rex, Bellefonte, PA