|Project by itsmic||posted 01-20-2011 09:24 PM||1701 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Hi Everyone This is the second box of a series of 5, I cut all 5 box sides and then all fronts and backs at the same time, hence my series designation. This Jewelry box is for a present, can’t say who yet, it is a surprise! It is 6 by 9 by 4 1/2 and is one of the most ambitious boxes for me yet. Unfortunately, I don’t know the types of wood it is made of, save the body of the tray, which is popular, with a rock maple floor. The body of the box is of pallet wood, and since I am not an expert, or close to it, in identifying wood, it remains a mystery. The box has finger joints, 5/16th, with a raised veneered floor (a tiger striped veneer), a mitered lid, with a solid exotic wood panel, with a lip cut to fit into the body of the box. The tray is crafted with a solid rock maple floor, rabbits on the sides to hold the section boards, and a foam velvet covered ring holder. The musical movement is from Rockler, called “music box dancer” one of the inexpensive ones, they really can get expensive if you want to pay. Since the musical movement came with no cover, I made my own out of Plexiglas, lots to learn about that yet, it was my first time. I used solid brass hinges, with a solid brass mortised stay, and solid brass ball feet. For the finish, I used a natural stain, then three coats of poly, doing each surface separately, to keep it level so that it makes for the best results. This box was challenging and very much fun to make. Thanks for looking, any suggestions or ideas of wood types are appreciated.
If anyone would like to hear the music, HERE IS THE LINK TO YOU TUBE:
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