|Project by jmartel||posted 12-19-2014 02:38 AM||1361 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
I was requested by my Mom to make her a small jewelry box that she can keep on their boat since only has a larger one at the house to use. Her only request was a rough size and that it somewhat match the serving tray that I made my Dad earlier this past summer.
Approximate dimensions are 9”x5”x4.5”, and the primary wood is what my lumber dealer calls “Dark Red Mahogany”. The top is Sapele since I ran out of the DRM. I inlayed a matching compass rose into the top of the wood with Wenge and dyed white veneer just as I did for the serving tray. The drawer fronts are curly maple that I found at Home Depot. Trim is walnut. I had originally planned on dying all the walnut black, however it ended up being too much, so I had to sand it all back. I used blue velvet to line the interior.
Finish is Shellac followed by paste wax. All in all, a relatively simple box.
-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.