Sunday, December 14, 2014

Boxes on the Home Stretch

Managed to get a first coat of oil on the outside of the two walnut boxes, that was on top of a washcoat of shellac. I need  to get these two done by Thursday, in order to give them as gifts that day.

Should be able to get two or three more coats of oil on by then. I use the Tried and True varnish, which takes a good day to cure for the next coat. The handles are holly, I am thinking of making them a bit lower profile, or perhaps switching to a dark wood instead. They seem a little too dominant in white.

The other boxes are all glued and other than the yellow cedar box, also shaped. I still need to profile the lid of the cherry box, the other three boxes will have flat lids.

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