|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 03-02-2013 05:06 PM||7971 views||33 times favorited||30 comments|
Hey all, a little while ago a friend of mine contacted me and asked if I had time to build a special project for him to give to a close friend of his. My friend has been very kind to me over the years, giving me a whole bunch of wood for free at various times; from koa to teak, oak and some great maple. So of course it was the least I could do to fit this project in for him.
The design was up to me to decide on, including the wood types. The only real requirement was that it could contain jewelry, had flocking inside, had a hinged lid, and incorporated the celtic heart design inlayed.
So here is the box I came up with. It is made from Bolivian Rosewood (Pau Ferro) and orchard cherry. The total dimensions are approx. 10 1/2” x 5” x 5”. It’s sides are approx. 1/4” thick. The box “floats” in a way because it is only connected to the legs at the side, not underneath anywhere. The inside tray slides on two ledges which were dadoed into the front and back pieces prior to assembly. The cherry stretchers at the bottom are connected to the legs with tiny mortise and tennons. That was some very fine work. The finish on the box is just Liberon paste wax, fantastic stuff.
As always, I am happy to answer questions and always love hearing comments and critique. Thanks!
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