|Project by jumbojack||posted 02-20-2012 12:58 AM||2149 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
When I started to build this newest secret stash jewelry box, I had no idea what I was going to do with it. My thoughts were to maybe sell it, or give it to one of my grand daughters. My wife came out and asked me about it and claimed SHE could use a jewelry box. So my bride of 19 years got this for Valentines Day.
The second pic is of the sliding tray made from Sapele with a toothpick dowel for a little pizzazz and some strength to the mitered corners.
The third pic shows the middle tray that the top tray slides on. The wife designed this level for her bracelets and necklaces. It too has the doweled corners.
The fourth shows the 1st floor. She puts her bangles and larger bracelets down there.
I used my Critter again to shoot the lacquer that I finished this Maple box with. The outside and top got eight coats. The trays and inside got six coats and the undersides got four. The more I use this little spray rig the more I like it. It does as well as the rattle cans and costs about a quarter as much. I was pretty excited when the lacquer hit the top of the hard maple and panel; the figure really popped!
The last pic shows the secret stash area. Note the magnets in the four corners, they mate up with four magnets in the box to secure the two together.
One of the things I learned in this build is to NOT round the edges of the frames before glue up. I had pre-rounded the pieces before and it made glue up really difficult.
-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith