|Project by Mugsy||posted 11-20-2016 06:49 PM||495 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Daughter turned 18 and I wanted to do something special for her. I saw this one (http://www.artistic-wooden-boxes.com/solid-wood-jewelry-boxes.html) and wanted to make mine very similar.
All hand tools to resaw, thickness, smooth and for joinery. I even got to use my eggbeater drill for the first time. The only power tool used was the router to make the grooves because I haven’t bought a router plane yet.
There are dovetails underneath the legs just for structural reasons. My first dovetails so there are some gaps, but they’re covered anyway. Also the “inlays” in the lid were the result of trying splines for the miters and not paying attention to the way that they were being cut. So I filled them and they ended up very uneven.
Curly maple with mahogany. I’ll never again use curly maple for anything that needs to be resawn or hand planed! Finished with just one coat of natural Danish Oil and three coats of Johnson Paste Wax applied with 0000 steel wool.
-- Matt, San Antonio