|Project by jeffswildwood||posted 12-30-2014 02:32 PM||2289 views||13 times favorited||19 comments|
This is a Christmas present I made for my wife. It’s the fourth version of a box I have has some really good luck with with some new changes. This one is made from birds eye maple with the corners made from walnut. The maple I received from jmartel in the box swap and the walnut was left over from my box build from the same box swap. The top I cut each segment and routered a 1/4 groove to accept the 1/4 birds eye sized to fit. The tray is made from walnut cut down to 1/4 and assembled. For the bottom of the tray I used laminate I also received in the box swap. Dividers are from birds eye maple also. The inside bottom and drawer is lined with red felt. For the finish I used formbys wipe on tung oil. Many coats til I got the finish I wanted.
I started making this style box a while back and it has really evolved into a beautiful jewelry box. The design came about as an accident.
My wife really liked receiving this. Seems with all the other projects I do, I never seemed to have the time or wood to make her something really nice. I really had a time keeping this hidden while I worked on it. Especially when it was time for sealing.
Thanks for looking!
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".