|Project by jumbojack||posted 07-26-2014 06:57 AM||642 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I was commissioned to build this crown box for a lady who’s niece is to be married soon. She wanted it as a wedding shower gift. The box is some maple that has been in my shop for years. The finger joints we cut using another new build a finger joint jig. Ill post pics of it someday. The Olive wood (from Jerusalem) lid is held fast with one of my favorite clasps; the rare earth magnet. The cross is put together with dad’s and was cut from Sapele..It is held to the back of the box with two screws. The interior has 1/2” of batting and is lined with satin. This was perhaps the most daunting aspect of the the build. Just going into a fabric store was a first for me. I mortised the hinges in using a chisel this time. I have been using a little flush trim router to do this task, but it was set up for another job and I was reluctant to. Change it out.
The lid has 1/8” Window glass silicone to a rabbit inside the lid.
The wedding crowns will hang from the cross and be overlapped.
I used three coats of Watco and a couple layers of Johnson wax to finish it all off.
Thanks for looking.
-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith