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Project by hairy posted 02-20-2010 07:01 AM 2472 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is fashioned after an antique I bought for my wife several years ago. I didn’t want to copy it, but I did keep to the original dimensions. It’s made of mahogany. The base was cut out flat, then turned, then carved. There were many challenges for me. this took much longer than I expected. 12” tall, 12” wide, 6 1/2” for the base.

The finish is a 2 part system from Mohawk. 3 coats of Pre-Catalyzed Clear Lacquer (Satin), then a coat of Break – A – Way Glaze (Van Dyke Brown). After the glaze dried, I rubbed most of it off, leaving dark accents in the recesses. Then 3 more coats of the lacquer. I really like that finish. Each coat was dry in about 30 minutes. Real nice for a rattle can spray bomb.

I thought I had a good color and grain match when I started, but the base appears darker to me.Overall, I’m satisfied with it. I hope whoever I give it to enjoys it as much as I have.

I have included a picture of the antique. It took me about 3 years to finally talk that guy into selling it to me. He was moving his business, and he was ready to deal. He had it for displaying bracelets and necklaces.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#1 posted 02-20-2010 07:47 AM

wow, this is an incredible looking jewelry tree… very nicely done…

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#2 posted 02-20-2010 03:01 PM

Very nice work!

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 06:54 PM

you are in-the-zone nice work

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#4 posted 02-20-2010 07:37 PM

Very nice work, I particularly like the glazing step and how it accents the voids. I’ll have to put that tip away in my “things to try” folder.

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 10:02 PM

Very nice.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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