|Project by Matthew||posted 09-29-2015 01:23 AM||2355 views||32 times favorited||21 comments|
Walnut jewelry, watch, or keepsake box. Decided to try something different and attempt a woven pattern for the top. I took some walnut, cut it to 1” wide strips and then resawed them to get 1/8” thick strips. To fit them to the lid, they sit in a 1/4” groove, to allow for the spring of the strips when they are interwoven. Approximately 11×8x4 inches. Also used some splines (keys??) for the miters, as I was a little concerned about the amount of pressure the joint would experience from the woven strips. Assembly was challenging so I used hide glue to get a little bit longer working time.
Found some really nice and beefy solid brass hinges on the cheap (relatively). They aren’t Brusso, so they don’t have a positive stop at 95 degrees, but as you can see from the pictures, the lid manages to stay open vertically without any kind of stay, and I managed to spend about $20 less than Brusso.
The finish is several coats of sprayed lacquer. Wanted something easy to apply quickly.
Added a leather lining for the bottom, and a removable divider, nothing too fancy.
Comments and constructive criticism is always welcome. Enjoy.
-- Matthew, Columbia - South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...