Turning Archive 2007
>Well, here is my third attempt-first success at box making. It's Hard Maple 1 7/8" diameter and 2 3/8" tall, finished with wax only on the inside and waterlox sealer and wax on the outside. I used a 3/8" Ray Key spindle gouge for the initial hollowing. Awesome grind on that tool!! Started sanding with 180 and went to 1000 grit with Briwax on every grit to help lubricate the sanding (helps to prevent heat checking) and practically eliminates dust. My first two attempts I was following another turner's theories with using scrapers exclusively for boxes. Didn't like it at all. I really enjoyed the spindle gouge and the wax on the paper really "cooled" the sanding. After I switched techniques the third one "turned" out ok. The fit of the lid is a great suction fit. I did add a "halo" bead to the lid. Comments welcome and appreciated.