|Project by Carl W Richardson||posted 04-27-2014 01:33 PM||1462 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Had a piece of cedar in my shop for ages just waiting for the right inspiration. A desire to build a jewelry box for a step-daughter, the desire to try to emulate the many sculpted boxes on this site and that piece of cedar became this project. My first attempt at sculpting wood was done with a power carver and many, many hours of hand sanding. Interior is unfinished as are the 2 trays. The first is also sculpted cedar with 2-part epoxy clear coat for effect—actually I sanded thru the bottom and had to come up with something to hide my overly enthusiastic sanding.
Legs are cherry, bottom is black flocking, finish is WaterLox, hinges are brass barrel hinges and the chain prevents the top from flopping over and ripping out the hinges. The experience taught me many things to do differently next time I try sculpting but I think I’ll wait until my shoulder heals before I commit to that much sanding again.
The woodworkers on this site who have made the many sculpted boxes that inspired me to try have nothing to fear from my first attempt…... yet!
-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker