Midnight Woodworking

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Shadow box – day 4

Steel wooling the frame

Steel wooling the frame

This is a small project, so it is easy to clean up. I decided to go back to steel wool to rough up the first coat of urethane. I like the steel wool better than the scotch-brite pads, but it leaves a lot of broken pieces of wool behind. After everything had been sanded, I cleaned it off with some compressed air and I checked to  make sure no bits of steel wool were stuck in the corners.

Steel wooling the box

Steel wooling the box

Putting on the second coat of poly

Putting on the second coat of poly

I applied the second coat of poly and let it sit over night to cure.

Second coat applied

Second coat applied

When everything was dry, I attached the hanger wire and it was finished.

Added the hanger

Added the hanger

Finished closed

Finished closed

There is a bit of tension on the hinge, but if the new owner has a problem with the door coming open, I will epoxy a small magnet on the right side of the box and match it to a screw on the back side of the frame.

Finished open

Finished open

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