Hardware for the spice box is available from Ball and Ball, 463 W. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341, (215)363-7330. <iiu.i.e*.i6

Escutcheon, item no. L66-007.

Knobs: \ in. dia., item no. G17-133; A<, in. dia., item no. G17-134: % in. dia., item no. G17-136.

Finishing the Box

To finish the piece, I first sealed it with a liberal coat of clear oil base made by Sherwin Williams (* 113-9039), wiping off the excess. I like this base because while it is wet, I can preview the final finish, and if the color isn't uniform, I can add universal pigments to the oil to blend in areas diat stand out.

I left the parts in indirect sunlight for several days to dry, during which time the cherry darkened. Then I finished the show surfaces with several coats of 1 pound-cut shellac. After nibbing out the shellac with 0000 steel w<x)l, I completed the box by applying a coat of paste wax over the shellac. ▲

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