While the glue dried on the carcase, I thought I’d try something a little different with this box. Having made a version of wood dye, from ground walnut hulls, I decided to slather a bit on the poplar lid and bottom, in the hopes of offering some semblance of age. As the pieces soaked-up the dye, I fashioned a pair of hinge cleats from a stick of pine.
The poplar most definitely darkened, making the walnut look rather anaemic! But, after affixing the hinge cleats with glue and wooden pegs, I slathered the whole box with boiled linseed oil and turpentine, and things evened out just fine! Once the aroma of turpentine withers, I’ll add this box to the wareroom.
I guess it’s now time to sweep up and figure out what’s next!