|Project by jumbojack||posted 04-23-2012 11:31 PM||1715 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This little box measuring 5×8x3 is for my Granddaughter’s belated birthday. Birthdays seem to sneak up on me and I am usually late. Since this is nothing new to them, they seem to understand.
The box is made from the same stock as the Cove sided box I built for the wife’s Valentines gift, only it sat out in the weather for a year longer http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61753. It is strikingly different.I book matched some veneer for the lid. I don’t know what it is but it is wild.The line is not so noticeable in real life, the camera is cruel. The interior dividers are the last of my Honduran Rosewood. I love the smell of this stuff when it is cut; not like roses but sweet none the less. The little sliding tray divider was being fit, going from the 12” sander to test, it dropped in and I could not remove it, so I sanded it in place and called it complete. I made about a foot and a half of the thumb handle material several months ago and have used the same shape on several builds. That is a little copper wire in the center. It helps to stabilize it so I don’t worry about it falling off. The base is out of the scrap box, some left over Mahogany from the Secret Stash Jewelry boxes I made (on time) for Christmas gifts http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56762. The miter splines are Sapele also from the last build. I shot six coats of Lacquer sanding after the the 4th with 320. A light little rub with some 600 after the 6th before applying a couple of coats of Johnson and Johnson pasted wax and a good buffing. I still need to hinge it, but my hinge drawer was empty (when did I use the last one?). I’ll stop by Woodcraft on my way home from work tomorrow, get a hinge and maybe just maybe get it in the mail Wednesday.
Thanks for looking
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