|Project by luv2learn||posted 12-13-2014 12:56 AM||1992 views||6 times favorited||21 comments|
My granddaughter is graduating from the University of Idaho tomorrow with her Bachelor’s degree in nutrition. I wanted to make her something that was emblematic of her time at the university and it seemed that books were an essential part of her life for the last 3 1/2 years. So, I made her a jewelry box that resembled a pair of stacked books when closed.
I made the bottom book from birch and applied a cherry stain to the spine and covers for contrast to the pages. I made the top book’s spine and covers out of cedar and stained them cherry with the pages made out of birch. The fret work is purple heart as is the initial “C”. The whole assembly is finished with tree coats of high gloss lacquer.
It has been awhile since I have been in the shop. It felt good to get back to some woodworking. Thanks for looking.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green