Ripple in Maple Box

By Touch of Grain Woodworks, dude in Birmingham, AL.

Using very curly maple and resawn figured bubinga. The box is mitered with 3 miter keys on each corner. The lid is friction fit and the friction fit interior is mitered as well. The pull tab on top was inspired by James Krenov and his commentary on design. For some reason, the ripples (curl) in the maple we’re whispering marine life to me. Once the entire box was sanded to 220, I carefully finished with GF arm-r-seal. Applying 3 coats of the semi-gloss while sanding with 400 grit in between. After that, I sanded with a 1500 grit pad and applied a final light coat of Arm-r-seal. The Arm-r-seal added just enough tint to the maple to really let the figure shine while also giving it a very hard but smooth coat that I was able to build up. Being. Wood purist, I felt as though no stain, dye, or tint was necessary.

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  • Arm-r-seal Semi Gloss

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