|Project by Don||posted 12-19-2006 08:58 AM||6177 views||23 times favorited||25 comments|
This jewelery box was inspired by one shown in Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making, by Doug Stowe, page 97. There are no drawings or dimensions given in this publication, so this is my interpretation.
I continue on my quest to make perfect dovetails by hand, but I’m not there there yet. The ones in the top four corners are mitered dovetails, a first for me, and a little trickier than standard through-dovetails.
I cut the top away on the table saw after joining up the four sides. Each of the three drawers and the top shelf have slightly different divider configurations to accommodate a variety of jewelery items. The drawer dividers are removable so that the felt liners may be removed for cleaning or replacement. The Ebony handles are press fit into mortises (no glue). I hope they hold.
The primary timber is nicely figured Queensland Maple (Flindersia Breyleyana). The dividers and drawer sides are European Beech with Solomon Island Ebony drawer handles (Ebenaceae, Magnoliophyta, order Ebenales, class Magnoliopsida). The grain of the Maple runs continuously around the box, but this is not that noticeable when interrupted by the drawers and dovetails.
The 10mm Concealed Barrel Hinges and Brusso Lid Support are from Lee Valley. The finish is four coats of MinWax WipeOn Poly with a light buff with steel wool in between each coat. Great stuff!
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/