|Project by jumbojack||posted 04-21-2013 12:39 AM||1553 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
I just finished waxing the latest Secret Stash Jewelry Box. This one features a 7 degree slant in the sides. The box is from Sapele with cherry miter keys. I used a different wood for lid and base, CEBIL, a S American hardwood. Cebil has a nice odor when cut; a little like Rosewood, but different. It is very hard and polishes very nicely. The panel is the last of the Redwood Burl I acquired. This Secret Stash area is a little different, as the base provides the area, rather than the box. In the last photo you can see the magnets in the base and the box There is about 3/4” of space in there to squirrel away items you dont want in the open. The tray and dividers are some local sourced Redwood, from a neighborhood tree.
Under the wax is several coats of Lacquer, my go to finish. I love the look and smell of Lacquer.
I took Greg the box sculptors advise and used a router to mortise the hinges. After dialing in the depth it went very smoothly, MUCH easier than the chisel method I have been using.
I debated on leaving that sapwod in the base, but it kinda blended in to the side so well I left it.
Again the magnets were a problem. If you were just using two the solution is simple but orienting eight has been a problem. I think I have solved it and am going to play with the hypothesis this week end.
Thanks for looking.
-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith