Wooden box projects and adventures #4: Really getting it closer to completed now!

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Blog entry by MadJester posted 11-04-2011 07:25 AM 7499 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello all!! I know it’s been a little while since I’ve blogged, but I have been busy….and I’ve done a bit more work on the small coffin. It’s looking better, but still not quite done yet. I am satisfied (not happy…but it’s all a learning process…)...with the look of the piece. I definitely know what I will do differently in the future!! Here are some updated pics, starting with the top being partially completed, then the first part of the process of finishing…it’s had a coat of sealer (gloss lacquer) then some imitation silver leaf with some faux finishing done to it to help tone it down and make it not so glaringly shiny.

Working up the top…sorry…didn’t get a pic with the last piece of the lid on…you’ll see in in the pics further down.

The following three pics are the first stage of the leafing process:

Toned down the leaf…hope it is a notable difference in the pics…not sure how well it will show up on here:

Still don’t know whether to make handles or use some old hepplewhite handles that I have laying around…not sure how that will look, so I’m leaving it open for now…Hope you all have an awesome day!! I’ll be working on this again next week!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 07:26 AM

Just as a side note…the holidays in the leaf are intentional….=0)

Oh, and there is a coat of danish oil under the seal coat…..

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 01:14 PM

Hi Susan,
That looks so cool now.
I love the effect that it gave after you toned down the leaf gold, I also thought it was too noisy first.
I almost get a little scared now looking at the project.
( check my answer to you here).
Nice to see you around,
best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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