My plan was to put a coat of wax on it right away, but, on some good advice, I let it sit for about a week. Today I did a whole lot of sanding on the trio of boxes I am working on. All 4 sides, and the top and bottom panels. They are all made from ash, and that takes a bit of time to sand. It is all "priliminary" sanding again. It is much easier to sand the insides before they are put together. I started with 80 grit on the Random Orbital sander, switched to 120 grit, then some hand sanding with 180 grit. I did touch the outside surfaces a bit on the finger joints, just to clean them up a bit and get the fuzzys off them. This will keep them from interfering with the glue up.
I am not totally happy with my dado stack for the table saw. The corners cut a little deeper than the bottom. A better set is on the wish list, but they cost a bit. The set I have were pretty inexpensive, so another case of "you get what you pay for". I will make due for now, as always. I certainly not going to let it stop me!
I guess the finishing mood kept on for a bit because I decided to give box 2 a rub out. I was not sure at first whether I was going to put wax on it or not, but I did. Just because I was curious. It didn't make a big difference, but it did make some. The biggest difference is in how it feels. Wow. It feels so nice.
This is the same box I did my simple finish video on. I got my first "thumbs down" on that one. I guess some folks have to grumble. I have not really shown the whole thing, this one is a present. It is going to my Dad (who I hope is not reading this) who will be 91 at the end of the month. I really cannot think of anything he needs or would want. I figure that every one needs something to put things in. Letters, wallet, watch, photos, and little things that you want to keep in a special spot. The sides are of ash, again the same tree that my guitar came from. The top and bottom panel are the book matched maple I rescued from the fire wood pile and make the video on. I really liked making it.
So, there it is. A lot of work and time and I liked it so much I started the other 3. Like I said they are all ash, the top and bottoms from the guitar tree, again gifts. They are designed to hold photos and I will be doing some glue up tomorrow likely. They are for gifts too. I have a couple more things I would like to get made before Christmas, and they are NOT boxes....lol. Stay tuned and we will see how it goes.
In other news, I have a propane tank heater for the shop on the way. I will have to buy a propane tank and fill it now. I have a 50 foot 10 gauge extension cord coming too. This will power the shop for the winter. It will be plugged into a 20A circuit and will be much more up to the task than the 3 cobbled up lighter gauge cords I am using now. I am still waiting for my drill from BTP forum, it has been a month now and I expect it to be at least a couple more weeks. I am excited about that too.
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