Since I was doing this one as a quick demo, I did not sand the maple. The lines you see are from the knives. Some 380 will do just fine.
Remember no steel wool if you are using a water based dye. But OK once you start to laq it.
If you are odering chop (even of pre-finished mldg), and even if you are putting glass and a photo or needlework in the window, face up like a regualr frame, remember: The base can only be cut once you have the lid made.
The OOD of the lid is the OOD of the base. Meaning you cut the base with the metal stop, and not the wood stop.
Thanks for all your effort.
What a great way to use the Grumbler!
I am much more likely to use pre-finished moulding. Can you explain the details of finishing off the Universal base. Is the top (bottom) painted? I can't see. How do you finish the edges of the mat board that lines the sides and the bottom of the top? That's a mouth full.
This is a timely project since a friend is now making custom computer generated tiles. I'll post the finished project. Great Column!
I think it was darn nice of you to post the step-by-step 'photo story' of your great box! Not to mention the material list.
It was very unselfish of you to share the 'how-to' with the rest of us. I, of course, know my limitations, and would never even attempt it, but, as the old saying goes, "I don't know anything about making jewelry boxes, but I know what I like!!"