|Project by robert triplett||posted 10-11-2011 01:40 AM||1010 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Another simple jewelry box, but the wood is very nice. Padauk for the sides and A nice piece of Curly Maple for the top with a frame of Padauk that is from a more orange board. The box is 12” x 9” x 6”. I used Quarter Sawn Sycamore for the sides of the tray with Maple for the bottom of the tray. Little splines on the inside sides for tray support. I like this method because I can cut the slots as I do the bottom grooves. I was trying to get this box done for a little craft show-mainly as an advertisement for Christmas shows. I got 6 smaller boxes done, but this one was left behind because I ran out of time to do the tray. I used Natural Watco Danish Oil, taking care to blow all the Padauk dust off and carefully wiping oil on the Maple first, then the Padauk with a different rag. I don’t think I had any orange in the Maple. The Maple has a lot of depth to it. I think I will concentrate on making quite a few of this size and style for Christmas. They take just a bit more time than a smaller box, but the return to me is greater- both in interest and $$.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!