|Project by RLindberry||posted 10-09-2015 07:49 PM||1102 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
A couple of years ago a friend asked me to make her a jewelry box. Her dad owns a local sawmill and she said she wanted to provide the wood: quilted maple and some Koa. When she finally gave me the wood, I started making plans for the box. There was a single plank of highly figured maple that had some spalting and rotting and a lot of wane, so I had to plan the pieces very carefully. The Koa was already sawn to about 3/8” and highly warped, so about all I could think of to use it for was veneers.
This was done entirely with hand tools, except for the woodburning. All of the maple is from a single plank (originally a rough sawn 5/4 board), and I used poplar that I had on hand for a secondary wood. Drawer veneers were hand sawn, and applied with hot hide glue. The “secret” compartment behind the top drawer is one of my favorite features, and is held in place with a tapered sliding dovetail on the divider. Finish is BLO and dewaxed shellac. I’m still not happy with my shellac skills, but this came out OK.
Questions, comments, or suggestions for next time (if there is a next time) are all welcome.