|Project by ItIsRocketScience||posted 01-13-2012 04:58 PM||3202 views||12 times favorited||19 comments|
From Woodcraft Magazine, I liked the cover project and had a nice chunk of rough cut 6/4 maple sitting around.
By the time I had milled it up, the sapwood near the end showed a real nice waviness that’s typical of curly maple. So, I’m going to call this my curly maple jewelry box!
Rather than do the walnut/maple of the author’s build, I decided to use the heartwood for the legs, top, and pulls, while using the sapwood for the boxes. I did use some walnut for the mitered splines in the box corners as it was handy and the contrast is great.
Red microsuede lines the boxes and the dividers are just basswood.
Finishing is simply 4 coats of clear satin polyurethane.
She loves it!
-- "Down in the arena are the doers. They make many mistakes because they attempt many things. The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and a spirit of adventure." -- Gen. David M. Shoup