Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dovetailed box

Dovetails 0809, originally uploaded by Richard Magbanua.

This is the finished dovetailed box. I Decided to make a bottom from walnut and rabbeted it in so I could use my shoulder plane. It was finished with amber shellac and wax. I think the amber shellac was alright. I would really like more of a reddish tone to warm up the walnut though. It seems a bit too yellow as it is. I've been interested in trying aniline dye and may pick up some reddish brown at Rockler or woodcraft. I've read that adding a few drops to the shellac is just right for walnut. I may use this for marking knives/ gauges or give as a gift to hold chocolates.

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