|Project by sras||posted 11-28-2010 12:43 AM||3303 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Picture 1 shows the closed box. The lid has beveled glass. The center medaillion creates a lip to place the necklace over. Reminds me of a rising sun (or setting – depending on which side of the island you are). It took some effort to create a support that would allow the necklace to span both the width and height of the box.
Picture 2 shows the mahogany splines used to reinforce and decorate the corners.
Picture 3 is a close up of the solid brass hinges.
Picture 4 shows the hinge detail. Notice how I had to make the box side of the hinge narrower to fit the width of the box walls. The pocket on the door side left a strip of wood narrower than 1/16 inch. Very tricky to cut the pocket without blowing out the side! I also used oversized screws. The glass ends up being kind of heavy and I wanted some extra holding power from the larger screws.
Picture 5 give a better view of the support block. Still kind of hard to see as the support and back are both covered in black velvet.
Finally, Picture 6 shows a close up of the brass latch.
This was a fun project and a pleasure to give away. The necklace ended up being a little too high by less than 1/8 of an inch. I forgot to allow for the thickness of the velvet! No one will ever know …
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