|Project by shipwright||posted 12-01-2010 02:37 AM||2298 views||7 times favorited||27 comments|
About 25 years ago I built this little jewelry box for my wife. I was a busy guy back then and it probably got my attention for an afternoon. I was building boats back then and wasn’t what you would call into little stuff like this. To make a long story short, She put up with it for lo, these 25 years until a few weeks before her recent birthday when I asked her what she wanted. She said “Why don’t you fix up that old jewelry box for me?” I was a bit ashamed of how Q & D it was originally made (who knew we’d last 30 years?) so I agreed. This is the result, before and after. The finish is a work in progress at the moment. It will be rubbed out and polished eventually. (I’m thinking in less than 25 years) Materials are Teak (original), Paduk, Arbutus, and Maple (new)
Anyway this is what you do when you’re “Still crazy after all these years”.... and I am.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/