|Project by Rb12||posted 12-08-2014 01:49 PM||1052 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I put the finishing touches on a Christmas gift for my daughter. This is a cavetto styled top Jewelry Box so most of the work was done on the box top. The body is bubinga with the border and base edges made of cocobolo. I also hand made the cocobolo handle. There is a removable tray where I also duplicated the cocobolo edging.
As for the inlays, the gerber daisy is purple heart with a yellow heart center, the string inlays for the vines are maple and the butterfly is red heart, maple burl and wenge for the body.
I was inspired for the styling on this project by LumberJock pgraham with his projects like this one
The cavetto top was actually quite challenging to get everything to line up and look proper in the transition from the cocobolo to the bubinga. I also did non-contrasting interior splines on the box miters to reinforce them.
Finish is two coats of Danish Oil, a week of drying time and then two coats of shellac with 000 steel wool inbetween.