HB Tansu #3-Progress 20-Complete

Wow! For calling this a “hillbilly” project this sure shows a high level of skill and craftsmanship. Maybe it’s graduated up to “hillwilliam” status now?

HILLBILLY DAIKU

I’m calling it done!

Over the last several days I have been adding the finishing touches to Hillbilly Tansu #3.  Primarily, the actual finish.   I used several coats of Tried & True Original which is a mixture of polymerised linseed oil and beeswax.  I’ll add additional coats over the coarse of the next year or so.  I know that sounds like a lot of work, but I like the way the finish looks as well as the non-toxic nature of the finish in both the raw and the cured state.  How many finishes do you use that you would let a five year old help you to apply?  Once the finish had dried I buffed the entire tansu with synthetic steel wool and a soft cotton cloth.

This project had a few experiments/challenges involved in it.  Early on in the planning stages I knew that I wanted to incorporate walnut…

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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