|Project by Gumnut||posted 12-24-2012 11:52 AM||2079 views||7 times favorited||22 comments|
After some time I have had the chance to get in the shop and get creative again, here are three jewlery boxes made from curly Jarrah “Eucalyptus marginata” and vavona veneer “Sequoi sempervirens. I was asked to make two boxes for one man at work which are to be the Xmas presents for his two daughters and then another man jumped on the band wagon, needing a present for his wife.
The tray is also Jarrah with finger joints cut on the Leigh jig and lined with the favorite colour satin of the respective lady recipient. I cut some foam by using a kitchen electric knife for the ring holder section and used spray adhesive to glue the satin onto thin foam sheets that line the bases.
The hinges are from BC Specialialties http://www.bcspecialties.com/c-24-hardware.aspx
The finish is Minwax wipe on poly (gloss).
Each lady has their name Laser engraved on the lid with the favorite colour inside, the two boxes that are for two sisters are made so the veneer is book matched on the lid so when they sit side by side they mirror each other to create the bond between them.
On the lid is an inlay of silver birch that had to be removed after dying in my garden, it is edged with some stained black veneer strips that I had lying around.
All the hinges have the screws slots lined up by first cutting the thread with a screw and then slowly going through the box of screws to find the one that matches up in a straight line.
On the main box I sealed the inside surface before assembly and the joints are normal mitres.
The lid was cut off after glue up which makes the lid fit perfectly.
Hope you enjoy.
And please any comments or critique.
-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association http://www.fwwa.org.au/index.htm