|Project by Blake||posted 2044 days ago||2104 views||13 times favorited||20 comments|
This was one of the earlier jewelry boxes I made. The sides are maple and the top is highly figured mahogany with purple heart accents. Inside is a sliding/lift-out tray. The mahogany was hell to work with. Even my best hand scraper could not shave the hairy surface smooth. My only option was to sand forever and varnish heavily. But when you walk past it the figure appears to move like dancing flames. I have ten more feet of that mahogany because it was the same price as the regular straight-grained stuff so I bought the whole board. The miter keys are also purple heart.
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