|Project by Dan Bachelor||posted 01-22-2010 11:29 PM||1940 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
This Bubinga Jewelry box was my first “real” woodworking project. The foolishness of taking on such a project the first time out could only have been inspired (of course!) by love… It was a Christmas present for my girlfriend, who (FINALLY) received her ‘christmas’ box for a Valentine’s day present!!
In the end, though, I was very satisfied and proud; I did everything down to sewing the cloth for the pouch inside the lid. There is a “secret” compartment which is able to be lifted out of the back when the drawers are opened and contains three small compartments that slide out/swing open.
The box is finished in Tru-oil, which I really liked but proved to be quite difficult to get a clear finish on the top with grain running in different directions. I had tried buffing it to a polish as well as spraying a final coat—both without much luck. I finally finished it off with one last extremely careful wiped on coat, which was 85% satisfying. Sigh.
-- Dan B