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Project by diggerdelaney posted 04-04-2019 04:27 PM 710 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two boxes turned today the spalted one was very punky so a good soak in thinned sander sealer and left to dry before turning did the trick along with some very sharp tools. Many people ask about turning punky wood and this shows it can be done. The second is American Black Walnut the lid it turned of centre and then decorated.
Both of them are finished with sander sealer and woodwax22. The decoration is highlighted with liming wax

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks





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LesB

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#1 posted 04-04-2019 04:37 PM

Good idea using shellac to firm up the punky wood….sanding sealer is usually 2# cut de-waxed shellac. I will have to give it a try. I have used medium thick CA glue for small spots of soft wood and, or, a lot of careful sanding.

Nice design on the boxes.

-- Les B, Oregon

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diggerdelaney

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#2 posted 04-04-2019 05:07 PM



Good idea using shellac to firm up the punky wood….sanding sealer is usually 2# cut de-waxed shellac. I will have to give it a try. I have used medium thick CA glue for small spots of soft wood and, or, a lot of careful sanding.

Nice design on the boxes.

- LesB

It is cellulose sander sealer thinned with thinners. I did part turn first before applying the sealer. If I had a vacuum chamber I would have used one which I believe would have been better

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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55woodbutcher

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#3 posted 04-04-2019 08:16 PM

Those are great! Did you freehand the decoration on the walnut piece?

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diggerdelaney

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#4 posted 04-04-2019 08:50 PM



Those are great! Did you freehand the decoration on the walnut piece?

- 55woodbutcher

Thank you. I used a single wheeled knurling tool that model engineers use

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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Underdog

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#5 posted 04-04-2019 08:51 PM



Those are great! Did you freehand the decoration on the walnut piece?

- 55woodbutcher

+1 on this question. I like the decoration. Did you use a texturing tool?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#6 posted 04-05-2019 12:48 AM

Nice outcome on the “boxes” d’d’. What is your lid fitting technique… any chance of some inside photos?

Dave Polaschek has posted a great series of blogs on stabilising punks (without the use of batons).

LesB, just a suggestion in case you weren’t aware of it. Don’t waste good shellac as sanding sealer (or buy it off the shelf). Pre-mixed shellac has a relatively short shelf life… depending on storage (a fridge will greatly extend the life), so if you have some expired shellac, dilute that down to about a 10 lb cut equivalent and use that as your sanding sealer.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 04-05-2019 03:21 AM

They are beautiful Derek.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 04-05-2019 06:54 AM

Beautiful shape and texture on top

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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diggerdelaney

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#9 posted 04-05-2019 03:54 PM



Nice outcome on the “boxes” d d . What is your lid fitting technique… any chance of some inside photos?

Dave Polaschek has posted a great series of blogs on stabilising punks (without the use of batons).

LesB, just a suggestion in case you weren t aware of it. Don t waste good shellac as sanding sealer (or buy it off the shelf). Pre-mixed shellac has a relatively short shelf life… depending on storage (a fridge will greatly extend the life), so if you have some expired shellac, dilute that down to about a 10 lb cut equivalent and use that as your sanding sealer.

- LittleBlackDuck


A picture with them open and another completed today

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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bushmaster

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#10 posted 04-06-2019 01:44 AM

Beautiful Pattern is cool, cannot figure out how you did it. spaulted on is cool

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 04-07-2019 12:06 AM


..... A picture with them open and another completed today
- diggerdelaney

Thx digger’.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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John

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#12 posted 04-07-2019 06:11 AM

Real nice work Digger!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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