|Project by JohnMeeley||posted 06-01-2012 10:43 PM||1886 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
This all started with learning sketchup and trying to design a Jewelry box for my daughter. I went through all sorts of learning curves. In the end I pretty much forsake sketchup and my noble design in the face of a deadline.
My wife found these padded inserts at some craft store and brought them home. She suggested building a box to hold both of them gracefully
It is my hope that I may have accomplished that.
The wood is leftover 3/4×5 1/4 T&G rosewood flooring material that I installed last year in two rooms in our home. After cussing through the removal of the factory finish, the pieces were thicknessed to 5/8” for glue up blanks. Then scraped and thicknessed down to 1/2” for sides and top, and 1/4” for the bottom. After the basic mitered corner box build and glue up, I utilized my spline jig on all four corners to insert 1/8” hard maple splines. I then set my TS to 5 degrees to bevel the upper two thirds of the box. Then, I set the TS to 10 degrees to bevel the bottom one third. The top was created by cutting my 1/2” glue up blank to size with a 5 degree bevel on the edges. Then I installed a tall fence on the TS and beveled the face of the top also at 5 degrees. From 1/4’ to nothing for a somewhat pillow effect after much hand scraping to remove all of the tool marks.
sidenote this was my first time using a cabinet scraper, and I’m never looking back!
The top was also rabbeted on my router table along the perimeter to set down into the box about 3/32” to ‘lock’ it in.
The finish is two coats of BLO followed by 4 hours of sunshine, then the next day, two coats of good ‘ol Johnson paste wax.
I look forward to critiques, all of you mean the most to me.
-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot