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I am just finishing up a toolbox that I am making for a buddy. It is mainly 1/2" clear oak with a golden hew. I am looking for antique brass corners. Rockler only has the shiny corners (polished brass). Does anyone know of a catalogue place that I can get them overnighted? I would like something ornate and not too big. Also, any recommendations for a finish. A golden to light brown stain and some kind of satin finish is desired.
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Hi Derek,
I'd recommend "Van Dyke's Restorers" for the corners and any of your other unique hardware needs. You can order a printed catalog and they have an online catalog at http://www.vandykes.com/restorer.html . I've used them several times for hard to find hardware. As far as a finish, I'd recommend a hot linseed oil & turpintine base with an oil/varnish top coat. It takes a few days to do this type of finish because of the cure time for the lindseed oil, but it is extremely durable. Hope this helps and good luck with it. Chuck

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Chuck is right, it's hard to beat Van Dykes for hardware. Since time seems to be important I would recommend Watco danish oil. It comes in different shades and can be mixed for exactly the color you want, and it is a one day process. You flood it on and let it sit for a bit, repeat and then wipe it off. It penetrates the wood and leaves a beautiful satin luster.

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So how many of you know about hardware from Lee Valley? One of my favorite tool places just happens to be one of my favorite hardware places too. The current catalog is 215 pages........ good prices...... good service........ good selection

www.leevalley.com

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You guys are all awesome. I will get an order in today. Hopefully, I will have time to get a picture or two in the projects section. Got to run, Bob and Rick are on soon.
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OK. I got it finished and ready to give away. I used Watco Danish Oil Natural and did not use brass corners- I could not find something as small as I wanted in antique. I hope the pictures come out.
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Look's sharp Derek, good job.

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OK. I got it finished and ready to give away. I used Watco Danish Oil Natural and did not use brass corners- I could not find something as small as I wanted in antique. I hope the pictures come out.

WOW great Job fibertech.
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Pretty spiffey Fibertech. I especially like the locked miter corner joints. Well Done!
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Am I missing something here? I have looked a couple times at each photo and can not spot the locked miter joints. Maybe I just need more sleep?

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