|Project by DBrown||posted 02-04-2013 06:56 PM||1205 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I made this memory box for my sister’s upcoming wedding. To date this is the most sophisticated thing I have made and I think it turned out beautifully. I used Peruvian Walnut for the majority of the box. The corner splines, removable tray and the interior lining of the box were all done with Birdseye Maple. I used Birdseye Maple as it is my sister’s favorite looking wood. This was the first time that I have ever done corner splines and they sure turned out well. The handles for the tray I used Purpleheart; just to give it a little bit of contrast. The interior corner blocks for the tray to sit on are made out of Peruvian Walnut as well.
A buddy of mine from RS Woodworking told me about the little trick using the ribbon to stop the lid from falling over…. I think it sure gives it a nice touch…....thanks Ryan.
The front skeleton key lock made me nervous to install as I didn’t want to have to start over and I wasn’t very experienced with using chisels…...but with some precise measurements and taking my time everything lined up beautifully and it has a nice snug fit. The gold plated skeleton key lock and the hinges I purchased from Lee Valley Tools.
Well the box took me some time to complete and I learned a lot along the way. I give it to her this week…... I hope her and husband love their new memory box.