|Project by Walnutty||posted 05-07-2010 02:25 PM||1744 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
My first attempt at a jewelry box. I made this box for my daughter, who is five, to stash her jewelry away from her two and a half year old brother. The box is made of walnut and ash and finished with GF Arm-R-Seal on the outside and BLO/varnish on the inside. I learned several things while making this box –
1) Don’t make box joints too snug or you’ll have a heck of a time during glue up.
2) Cheap box store hinges are just that: Cheap and the leaves don’t close together completely. I should have morticed the hinges on the back of the box.
3) Glue squeeze out on the interior partitions is a bear to clean up. I understand now why flocking is used on the partitions.
After these photos were taken I added a chain stay to keep the lid from flopping open.