|Project by stefang||posted 12-27-2010 07:13 PM||3572 views||19 times favorited||64 comments|
I had big plans to make a lot of Christmas gifts for family members this year, but due to circumstances beyond my control, I only managed to do this one jewelry box for my DIL. I finished it at 2am Thursday night and the gift was opened on Christmas Eve which is when we celebrate Christmas here in Norway. I try to make gifts small enough so that they can be easily hidden away in case the recipients don’t like them. This box is about 7”D X 10”L X 4”H.
Unfortunately there were some imperfections in the finish which I didn’t have time to correct. I told my DIL that I wanted to take it back for some remedial work, and she said “no way! It looks just fine to me”. Ok, what’s a guy to do? I’ve been thinking about some kind of stealth operation where I could get it, fix it and return without her knowing about it.
This is my own design which I did first in Sketchup. I am hoping that this is an original design, but if you have seen something similar, please let me know. The Sketchup plan was very handy to get the cutting angles of which there are four main ones; the back corners, the front corners, the sides and the side bottoms. The corners all have three splines each, one is visible at the top corners and the other two are covered by the leg pieces The wood is Ash with Mahogany accents. I want to make at least one more of this design because I got lots of ideas for details that could enhance the design and add a lot more interest to it, so you might be seeing another version in the future.
I’m sorry about the bad photos, especially the last three. I had to take them at my son’s house today and I made the mistake of using two different backgrounds and poor lighting on some of them. My philosophy is that a bad photo is better than no photo.
Thanks for looking in and wishing all of you A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.