|Project by tonybrews||posted 12-31-2012 06:41 PM||989 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
I have 4 daughters, and I’ve always wanted to give them each a gift that they could remember me by, and they could keep always. I decided to make each one a jewelry box for their birthday. I did my very first ever jewelry box in February for Marlee. It was a simple plan with basic rabbit joints, made out of maple. Each box I made, I ventured out of my comfort zone a little bit more. By the time I got to daughter #4, Maddie, I wanted to try some other things. I was inspired by Steve Ramsey (WWMM fame!) and did my own little twist on his curved sided box. A LOT of sanding is involved after cutting a cove on the table saw. Everything went smooth through the project, including the splines inside the corners. I did the hinge mortises on the router table (with a crap-ton of test cuts) This was also my first attempt at flocking and it turned out ok, but next time I will use a little bit heavier coat of adhiesive. All in all, I’m pleased the way everything came out.
Lee Valley stop hinge
finished with Danish oil and spry on laquer
-- Tony, Colorado, firstname.lastname@example.org