|Project by DaveFFMedic||posted 06-20-2012 05:20 PM||6387 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
When I wanted to propose to my wife, I had to put some of my talents to work. I used left over wood from the jewelry box to make a ring box. Wanting it to be a surprise, I worked quickly on this project. No dovetails for this. I chose to assemble the box with box joints. I still was working in the living room of my apartment and didn’t use any power tools on this one. Every joint is hand cut!
The box is cherry with boiled linseed oil and oil based polyurethane. I finished it off with a coat of wax. I had the local jewelry store engrave the plaque for the lid.
In case anyone was wondering, it has a working lock and key. The lid is carved out of one solid block of wood.
I traveled with my wife to the Hotel Hershey in Hershey PA. (My last name is Hershey—no relation.) and I proposed to her in the circular dining room. She said yes.