|Project by TheFridge||posted 05-10-2014 04:22 PM||977 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I made a jewelry box out of a some scraps, I made a present for my wife, and I got some hassle free shop time. Talk about a win win.
It’s made out of cypress, spalted mahogany, sapele, and oak with a gloss brushing lacquer finish that was rubbed out.
My chop saw and table saw weren’t accurate enough to make a miter joint so I had to butt joint it. I made the outer sides and top out of cypress, with each individual side cut from the same full piece so that the grain matches top and bottom. The bottom is made out of sapele that has some light figuring. The interior top is made from a piece of oak. White oak I believe. The interior sides are made out of spalted mahogany.
That brushing lacquer (Deft) dries tacky in seconds and was a pain to manage runs and brush marks. I used a cabinet scraper to level out the runs and sanded smooth. On the last coat I thinned it about 50/50 and took my time to brush each side with as much care as possibly. When I achieved a final coat with as few defects as possible, I used 4/0 steel wool and Johnson’s paste wax to run out the finsh to a satin sheen so you could see the grain really good. The inside didn’t get near as much attention. Being wormy spalted mahogany it was a pain to rub out with steel wool.
Hinges and hardware came from Small Parts through amazon.
I tried doing miter joints but I found out that a ryobi chop and an untuned table saw are you worst friends when you want accuracy and precision.
Thanks. Hope you enjoy.
Last pic will be the drawer fronts on my new shop cabinets. Some really pecky cypress.
-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me