|Project by ToddTurner||posted 01-25-2010 12:47 AM||1917 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a jewelry box i made for my 16 year old daughter. She just got her learner’s permit to drive, so I chose that as a reason to give it to her. It is made of Jarrah, or better known as Eucalyptus. It has clear gloss, poly spray on finish.
First, the pictures are terrible-and I am usually a pretty good photographer, as long as i am on the back end of the camera! The pictures give it white streaks for some reason and there are no white streaks in the material. It is a deep, rich, aged red. The material came from an old bbq grill that i retired last year but just couldnt toss the wooden frame. If you have ever hear of Barbeques Galore, a few years ago they made grills with Jarrah frames. Of course being a wood guy at heart, I had to have it!
Second, this is my first box i ever made; along with the first box joints I ever put on a project. I have read a lot about making boxes and didnt see what people are so excited about making a box. It looks relatively simple, so it must be. Come to find out, I was pretty much right. I put a lot of precision into what ever i do so making precise cuts is normal to me. It is also pretty simple. I think simple is better sometimes because it makes you focus on the purpose of the project rather than whats on the outside. Of course, eye candy isnt bad either! Enjoy and as always, feel free to critique!
Yes, this was the same project that i cut perfectly through the biscuits!