|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 10-07-2015 01:14 AM||1121 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
One of the few requested items for my wife’s upcoming birthday was a pair of ‘dangly cross earrings’. The store suggested to me did not have any, so I found a pair online. They arrived without a box, so, having recently broken down a branch from a nearby walnut tree, I decided to use it to create a box to present this present in. (N.B. This is not the only thing she’s getting, just the part pertinent to this project.)
I took a few basic measurements and started cutting. Then I glued things together, sanded some stuff and decided to try hinging the lid with a few brass brads I had around. That wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I had to fill and re-drill one side twice before getting it right. The parts were spray-lacquered before assembling.
I decided to forgo any kind of lining since the grain looks pretty cool. She’s not going to keep them in this box for long anyway. Her birthday is still two weeks away and she has much better things to do than to check out my LJ page. (at least until she wants to brag!)
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!