|Project by bhacksaw||posted 12-03-2014 10:54 PM||1348 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
My cousin asked for an engagement ring box, so I whipped this one out of scraps of Walnut, Redheart and Pine. The concept (see SketchUp pic) ended up being more simplistic that the end product, I couldn’t help myself. I was going to just do Redheart for the splines, but I thought it needed a little pop. Pine was the only good contrast I had around. It ain’t exotic, but I think it works. I also didn’t intend for that tiny lip on the top, just a result of setting the router table ogee bit a little too high. A serendipitous accident.
I definitely need to do some research into the ring-holder-thingy if I’m ever going to do this again. I shaved down a block of foam to fit the box, carved a channel in the middle and wrapped it with silk(ish) ribbon. There was super glue involved which didn’t react to well with the foam, but I got it all to work in the end.
I didn’t have a tiny hinge around so I decided to go with the … I’m not sure what the proper term is. Rabbet and tenon? No, that can’t be right. Anyhow, this was accomplished with chisels. I learning my way around chisels and enjoying it so far.
Finished off with a few coats of BLO. Very proud of my first ring box.