|Project by athomas5009||posted 11-21-2015 04:53 AM||1338 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This marks the 4th Jewelry Box I’ve completed. This one is similar to the last box I did but IMO the grain is far more interesting on this one. I went with gummy cherry for the face and waterfall / curly cherry for the lid. I really love how I was able to utilize a scrap of spalted maple for the trim and it looks amazing next to the gummy cherry.
The box is approx 16×11. It has a concealed bottom compartment, a full sized tray followed by a sliding half tray. The hinges are side rail hinges and ATM are my preferred hinge. The finish is 3 coats of home brew BLO/poly/turps followed by 2 coats of wiping varnish. All my boxes are sanded to 220, the 3rd coat of home brew is wet sanded to 320 and the last coat of wiping varnish is wet sanded to 500.
I like making just about anything out of wood but I’m a sucker for boxes and see myself making many more in the future.
-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.