|Project by 489tad||posted 02-17-2012 06:07 AM||2137 views||8 times favorited||16 comments|
A very long over due jewelry box for my wife was delivered on Christmas but the finish was rushed and did not turn out well. I fixed it and gave it to her again for Valentine’s Day. Its made from bubinga, walnut burl veneer, birdseye maple and peruvian walnut. Finish is tung oil, shellac and wax. Its 15” x 11” x 18.5” with a 4’ wing span. I designed it to be simple on the outside, but when opened to have some pop. To do that I built in some special meaning for my wife. The collage idea under the lid came from a old wooden blanket chest that was her mothers. It was decorated with newspaper art under its lid to dress it up. My daughter found the pictures and glued them for me. The birdseye maple is her favorite wood. The “Canadian Lock Joint” on the drawers comes from her parents old bedroom set. Its about 65 years old and was made in Canada. I’ve never seen a lock joint with the little tab on the front before. It keeps the drawer side from pulling apart. I’ll post a blog on how I made them. The pulls are mammouth kauri wood. They represent our love. “Like burried ancient wood that just won’t rot.” I know, I’m gonna pay for that. The soss hinges were pretty straight forward. The lid hinges were alittle exciting to get them correct. Thanks to daKremer and David Bethume for posting bead makers. I made the little beads on the hooks using a paint can and drill press. I’ll post that too. Thanks for looking.
-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.