|Project by DonH||posted 03-20-2013 03:54 PM||1499 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
I built these three jewelry boxes as Christmas gifts for my daughter in laws – a bit late but they will be delivered by Easter.
One box is cherry and eucalyptus burl, one is mahogany and crotch mahogony and the third one is walnut and walnut burl.
These were surprisingly challenging and time consuming to make, the curved drawer fronts and sides of the “fold out wings” are laminations glued up in a two piece mold. I had a lot of warpage issues with this method on this small scale – I have often used this process before on larger projects without problems. The cherry was the worst and I had to cut the drawer fronts off twice and redo them to get an acceptable fit.
There are over 120 parts in each case – all hand planed and cut to fit.
The Brusso quadrent hinges were fun as well, but after three boxes I now know all the little things to watch out for etc.
The finish is polymerized tung oil and there will be a couple more coats yet.
While this project was taking on monster dimensions I am pleased with the results – the girls have seen them and are chomping at the bit to get them. I have promised this weekend (I hope)
-- DonH Orleans Ontario