|Project by DaveTPilot||posted 12-24-2010 05:48 PM||1445 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This is the first of several keepsake boxes I plan to make for Christmas gifts. The secret locking pin, although not that difficult, really showcases your skills.
The top is cherry with purple heart accent corners. The bottom is hard maple. You can make the top and bottom from the same species but I like the contrast to detail the sliding dovetail joint.
The design on the top was made using the Router Design Inlay Kit by Milescraft. I painted the design with black acrylic paint using a small brush. Sanding with 220 grit cleans up any paint you get out of the lines. A quick shot of compressed air and the design pops!
Be sure to sand the top with the corners in place up to 180 or 220 before cutting the design.
I used Arm-R-Seal gloss for the finish.
-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com