A Pekovich tea box #4: near the last chicane

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Blog entry by metolius posted 12-21-2018 09:59 PM 528 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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All parts are made and the inner box parts are lined up and taped for gluing.

At this point, I can only hope that it will fit when its done.

But, I am pretty sure that it won’t. Considering that yesterday I found the wenge box was tweaked a hair from square, I am sure to have a small battle ahead to get it together. As I think of it now, It may have been better to glue the inner box in place as a final step. Its too late to reasonably change this order of work now. I’ll accept what needs to be done.

While those thoughts simmer, In order to get the inner box in, I need to first install the base which attaches by screws from the inside. Before the base is installed, the rope needs to be threaded and corded. Before the rope is threaded, the wenge box parts need to be finished. Well, maybe the base could be installed before the rope, but I think the rope will be easier to cord without the box being in the way.

So unto finishing ..

But first a test fit so I know where I am going.

Now, take it apart to finish it.

At this point I had already put on a coat danish oil and filled the most atrocious pin/tail gaps with a dark teak Briwax mixed with wenge dust. I’ll add another coat of danish oil and then wire brush it to bring out the grain more. On side scrap, I’ll see what I think about between leaving it raw, or adding a coat of clear wax, or another coat of danish oil.

-- derek / oregon

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