|Project by Jerbone||posted 06-04-2013 05:18 PM||1100 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This build was a lot of fun for me. Between working with some great looking wood, to using all sorts of new techniques and skills I really enjoyed it. There were plenty of mistakes made but I think I recovered decently on them. A couple things that were particularly satisfying was using my router table as a joiner for Purple Heart, and creating mitered splines with a jig. OK, on to the box.
My new sister in law was graduating high school and after all she has been through I wanted to make her something special. Instead of making a smaller jewelry box, I wanted to create something she could store special things from someone she recently lost.
This led me to design a much bigger box that I think of more as a small chest. The splines were created on my router table in a jig I copied off of here somewhere. I decided on a metal lift and handles since there was so much wood, I felt it needed to be broken up somewhat. The bottom piece is very proud from the sides giving it an illusion of floating somewhat. The finish consists of my down and dirty three; BLO, Shellac, and Wax.
I appreciate you viewing my work and even more appreciate all of the knowledge passed around on these forums and the inspiration of viewing everyone’s amazing pieces on here.