|Project by Boxguy||posted 01-02-2013 05:20 AM||2704 views||14 times favorited||38 comments|
Pictured: a jewelry keeper (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 5) featuring a sliding tray with asymmetrical dividers and a lower body with a ring holder and further dividers. The top is Maple from a burl formed on the side of a 200-year-old maple tree (hence the title). The sides and tray are Black Cherry, and the corner splines in the tray and the box are Hard Maple. This box has a mortised and custom fitted piano hinge, rubber bumpers for the tray, and a stop chain affixed with bent cup hooks. The finish is one coat Minwax Tung Oil, 3 coats of Minwax wipe-on poly, final coat of Johnson’s Paste Wax. Click on any of the blue words above and it will take you to a tutorial on that topic.
Focus: With this posting I want to again stress the importance of making internal trays, dividers, and ring storage units in jewelry boxes. Purpose-driven boxes that are designed to do a job, sell well, and are appreciated as gifts.
Philosophy: My goal is to craft long-lasting, useful objects that are a joy to touch, a pleasure to see, and a delight to use daily. While most of my boxes are for sales, I craft each one with as much care as I would put into a box for a friend or relative. Even if you are making just one or two boxes for family members I would suggest we all can strive for the same goal.
Thanks I appreciate all of you who took time to look at this posting. I especially appreciate those who take time to make comments or ask questions. Comments and questions make these postings fun for me. I will respond to comments in batches so check back on this posting to see what rejoinders and answers I give to your comments and questions. Keep boxing and keep posting.
-- Big Al in IN