|Project by jeff_wenz||posted 12-28-2009 10:58 PM||2957 views||14 times favorited||21 comments|
This is Wood Magazine’s Jewlery Box found in the Dec ‘09 / Jan ‘10 issue. I found the velvet shaped partitions for the drawers at Bed Bath and Beyond. Once I saw them, I knew my wife would enjoy the built-in organization. So I built the drawers around the partitions and the box around the drawers. The drawers ended up being 8” x 15” (inside dimensions).
I was happy to be able to use my 2 latest tool purchases. My first bandsaw (Delta 14” 3/4 HP) and my Rigid spindle sander (which my wife gave me for my birthday a couple months ago).
I used some concentrated Lipton tea (actually it was probably Food Lion brand) to pop the grain (didn’t have any dye on hand) followed by 5 coats of wipe-on poly (Minwax clear gloss) with 400 grit sanding between each coat. I like to apply paste wax after the final sanding.
The cherry came from the front yard of a friend. It was my first experience of the sawing and drying lumber process. I like to call it my “Scotts Hill cherry”.
I had found the figured maple at a warehouse type store in with the regular maple. I bought it at the regular maple price and have been saving it for a “special” project. I have been showing off the board to my friends for the last couple of years. I think that is why she cried when she opened it Christmas morning – because she knew I was saving that “special” board for a “special” project.
-- Jeff, North Carolina