2nd sculpted box

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Project by jetwhoop posted 04-07-2014 03:48 PM 1497 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

basically the same at the first try since I was making 2 at the same time, but I changes a few things. One I used Water Locks for the finish. It went on well and took a while to dry since it is made with oil. one thing I didn’t like especially on the walnut is the amber color it gets once dry. Generally I like to use Lacquer because is seems to turn amberish like poly, but I lack experience so if you have any good tips/input please let me know.

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 04:20 PM

Very nicely done. Well constructed and sculpted.
I like to use Walnut Watco on totally walnut projects. On mixed wood, I use Natural Watco.
Most often, the Watco is followed by satin poly and wax. Some times, I’ll skip the poly and go straight to wax. Depends on the use intended for the item.
The Natural Watco will deepen the colors somewhat. But, it seems to retain that color after application of the poly.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 05:10 PM

Nice I really dig the contrasting woods

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 04-07-2014 06:02 PM

wow, that is so beautiful, great choice of woods, awesome work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 04-08-2014 03:51 AM

great box. THe finish looks great from where I’m sitting.

-- Daniel P

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#5 posted 04-08-2014 02:53 PM

Thank you Gene Howe I’ll try some of those tips. I’ve only used wax on turned projects so far. Glad people like the box. I’m going to try a few more different designs.

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