|Project by Boxguy||posted 532 days ago||2500 views||9 times favorited||33 comments|
Pictured is a 15X6X6 inch jewelry box with a sliding, divided tray on top and a foam rubber ring holder and divided section in the bottom. The top and corner splines are figured Movingui from Ghana, Africa. The sides are Black Cherry from Indiana. It has a full-length mortised piano hinge, stop chain, and three part finger lift. Click here to see how to easily install these hinges.
So here are the numbers for this jewelry box. 190...price for this box at the upcoming gallery opening. 142...number of times the parts of this box were actually passed over a saw blade. 98...number of cuts it takes to make this box if every cut is right the very first time. (That never happens.) 42...cuts made to make the tray. 29...pieces of wood jointed to make this box and tray. 18...number of boxes I made for this opening. 5...number of times the inside and outside of the box were rubbed down with steel wool. (Cleaning, Tung Oil, Poly Coat One, Poly Coat Two, Paste Wax) 2...number of gallons of finish needed for all these boxes. 1...the number of patrons I need to buy this box.
I wondered why it was taking me so long to build the boxes for this upcoming show. Now I am beginning to understand. 2,340 ...approximate number of saw cuts it takes to build 18 boxes.
Thanks: As always thanks for looking. A special thanks to all of you who take time to make comments. That is the real joy of posting work on this site. I will try to post replies to all comments and questions in batches under this post. Keep boxing and keep posting.
-- Big Al in IN