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Latest Box - Birdseye Maple

dealgate 6,368 1,085 December 18, 2015 at 08:05 AM
In case anyone is interested, here is my latest box. After replacing the bearing in my table saw, I was able to complete the box. It isn't totally done. I put 3 coats of Boiled Linseed oil on which still has to totally dry. Then I will polish it with bees wax. The inside red areas are lambs suede. I bought a skin just for this project and it worked out well. Better than the flocking I used on the Cherry box!

The suede is just sitting in there right now held in place by the friction of the aromatic cedar edges you see. When the box is fully dried, I will attach the suede with spray glue and put a small dab of glue on the cedar to hold it in. The cedar is unfinished (no oil on it) to preserve the natural goodness of the cedar (smell, bug repelling properties). Also I have a small mirror that I am considering putting on the inside of the top lid. Not sure about that yet I have to see how it looks.

The stop hinges are Brusso and I have on order a matching knob to assist opening on the front. I am not sure I will use it I'll see what they look like when they come in. I might use none, 1 or 2 small brass knobs on the top.

I love this piece of birdseye maple. The better news is I have a lot more of it!



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