|Project by FaTToaD||posted 12-16-2010 07:14 AM||2405 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
A small jewelry box I made as Christmas present for my girlfriend’s mother. She’s been very supportive of my woodworking, even giving praise to some of my first boxes. They were so bad I was too embarrassed to even put them on LumberJocks. She has also mentioned on several occasion how much she loves walnut. This is probably the my favorite piece so far. I went all out on this one, I even used Brusso hinges for the first time. They are certainly worth the money.
The sides and bottom are made from an interesting piece of walnut I had. The top and miter keys are made from a piece of birdseye maple that also has a little bit of curl to it. The overall diminsions are approximately 10” x 5” x 4.5”.
The finish consisted of a couple coats of BLO, followed by several coats of dewaxed shellac, and finally a couple coats of wax. It’s not perfect, but I’m pleased with the results, and I’m pretty sure she’s going to love it.
Oh, and the felt I got a JoAnn’s Fabrics and Crafts. People always ask.
Comments and feedback are always welcomed. Thanks for looking.