I took my box to work and asked my female co-workers what they like the inside of jewellery boxes to be like. Of course I got different answers, but they did impart some useful information.
I lined the inside bottom with felt. The I used some Spanish cedar (Espanola cedarita!) to add a pleasant scent,
as well as make a shelf for two little trays…
I am going to make a few more dividers for the bottom section, but I think I am going to leave the trays the way they are. Now that I have the inside complete, I installed the hinges using a few chisels and my small router plane. Fits perfectly.
Everyone I show this box too has made the same comment… the mitred birdseye maple ties everything together. And a few of them keep asking me how I made them so perfect..
Of course I tell them I wave my wand and say “Miterious perfekticus!!”.
Now I can finish the top. A few more coats of shellac and then I will rub it out and apply some paste wax.
Thanks for taking the time.