|Project by Mike Gilbert||posted 08-31-2012 03:29 AM||1677 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
I made this box for a wedding present for a good friend. Faith is a big part of both his and his fiancée’s lives so I when I saw this bible box in an old popular woodworking issue I decided it would make the perfect gift. This was my first time using dovetails (With a jig, still a rookie). It was also my first inlay and my first turning (the feet). The box is made from a single walnut board, the inlay is a combination of maple and padauk. The box measured about 14×22 x 6 not counting the legs. I finished it with shellac on the interior and general finishes Arm-R-seal varnish on the exterior. The hardware is all brass and the half mortise lock was also my first time installing a lock. I took the pictures myself after reading a fine woodworking article on taking better pictures of your work by buying a tripod and white background.