|Project by jeepturner||posted 920 days ago||1129 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
My next door neighbor girl, who I have known for years, who is one of my daughters good friends, is going to graduate this year. She has always made hand made gifts for us on the holidays, and if it wasn’t a gift it was a hand made card.
For her graduation present, I had to make her something, so I made this jewelry box.
The box is made from mahogany, with ebony splines and handle. the dividers and the top box are made from maple.
This is the first time that I have ever used this type of hinge, and at thirty plus dollars for the set it may be a long time before I use them again. I installed them proud on the back, at first, because I didn’t want to chamfer the back edge. After looking at those hinges sticking out the back as I made the rest of the box, I changed my mind and chamfered the area between the hinges.
The ring holder was made from foam from those sanding sponges. I tried to find a foam that would work, but all the material at the craft shops was too soft. I cut the abrasive away, and was left with a foam that was just right.
She say’s she likes it!
-- Mel, Nothing say's "I am a ignorant hick" more than a bogus quote of a founding father in your signature line.