|Project by Lenny||posted 06-24-2016 12:16 AM||2501 views||11 times favorited||28 comments|
It has been a long time since I have made one of these boxes. The idea for it comes from a 2010 issue of the now defunct American Woodworker magazine. While the ribbon and bow are true to the original, I came up with my own design for the box, which is made from hard maple. The box measures 11 inches long by 7-1/2 inches wide by 3-1/2 inches tall, not including the bow. I went with mitered corners, reinforced with keys. Since I wanted the ribbon and bow to be showcased, the keys are also maple. The ribbon and bow are made from mahogany and maple, and I did not continue the ribbon under the box. The lid can be left open via a stop hinge and I lined the bottom with black felt. The finish is several coats of spray shellac followed by Howard Feed-n-Wax which is a blend of beeswax, carnauba wax and orange oil.
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI