|Project by GoPhillies||posted 11-11-2011 03:50 AM||1475 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
My oldest child and only daughter turns 11 in December so I decided to make her a “special” jewerly box since she is getting to that age now where (as surprising as it is for an 11 year old) she is accumulating jewerly. I was surfing arouns the Lumberjocks site and came across no better inspiration than from the amazing works of GaryK and specificly his beautiful Wood Collection Box “Lumberjocks” http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7298 My version is made from Cherry with maple and walnut strips sandwiched within the sides and exposed via a cove cut on the table saw as shown in Gary’s blog. The lid was made from a small slab of crotch walnut I had sitting around waiting for a “special” purpose. The interior lower dividers are also cherry but were milled from a tree in my back yard as is the bottom of the box which was flocked. My daughter really digs that the wood is from our own trees. The removable tray is wenge with cherry trim and a sycamore handle. The box was finished with several coats of shellac (6-8 coats, I lost track now) and a coat of wax on top. Really like this finish. Smooth as glass and invites the touch. My wife and daughter have already commented on the finish and how much they like it. The interior was flocked which was a new technique for me and went fairly well. Thanks for looking and a big Thank You to GaryK for sharing his great woodworking mind with the rest of us.