|Project by TJ65||posted 10-10-2010 03:29 AM||2396 views||10 times favorited||39 comments|
Well I feel as though I can sigh with relief as this project has now been completed. It is my first Origional design and this is the prototype. I origioanlly started this back in july but since then there have been many interuptions and it is only now 3months later that it is finally finished. PHEW!
I thought it up and slowly it has come about with many problems encountered and fixed, there is a couple of design problems that with the next one will be ok. Like a draw front that was too thin so I had to put a thin strip of wood (well actually a paddle pop stick) to strengthen it. As it was going to be covered anyway it looks ok.
It is made of maple, cut on the scrollsaw, carved in places and coated with what felt like thousands of coats of white shellac.
The next one I make will be made with a nicer timber as I really dont like the colour but the pink interior looks great with it. It is only 12cm wide and 7.5cm high.
I carved the lid and the leaves act as a lever to open the lid. Because of the way the lid opens the draw at the back has no handle, so it is a little secret draw. Also the draws are kept in place with magnets to stop them coming out easily.
My daughter has already put her name on this one so if I want one, it looks as though I will have to start making it.
Hope you like it.
-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/