|Project by itsme_timd||posted 01-08-2008 07:24 AM||3518 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
(Drum roll please…)
Here it is, my entry for the woodworking awards ‘Not Just Any Box’. This is my first jewelry box and by no means is it flawless craftsmanship, however I am darn proud of it and thought the penguin top was a pretty cool idea. I made this for my wife as a Christmas gift – she collects everything penguin she can get her hands on.
I used inkjet T-Shirt transfer paper to print the penguin pattern – flipped horizontally – and then ironed that right on the wood. I then used my Dremel to carve out the design and the overage on the iron-on paper sands off easily. For the finish I used ebony stain and amber shellac. I couldn’t find a white oil-based stain so I thinned some enamel paint for the white parts. I also used amber shellac and finishing wax.
-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA