|Project by JerryinCreek||posted 07-14-2015 07:24 PM||1073 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
The diamond was a piece of leftover veneer I had made for a previous project. It consists of mahogany, wenge, yellow heart, bloodwood and holly. I cut a 1/16th” slice of maple for the top and then carefully cut an opening for the diamond using a chisel. The diamond and maple were glued to 1/4” plywood. The underside of the lid is a veneer of bubinga. I then surrounded the plywood with a strip of bubinga. This panel actually floats in a groove of the box lid sides.
The box itself is constructed of cherry with maple splines. The liner is aspen and is held in place with a tight friction fit. The interior bottom is covered with a piece of faux velvet mat board. The cherry is finished with Waterlox and the rest of the box finished with Minwax wipe on poly. A glass-like finish was obtained wet sanding between coats with 400 and finally 600 grit paper.
-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."