|Project by Blackie_||posted 06-13-2013 03:01 AM||1866 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
Pictured: A ladies jewelry box, bandsaw box, I wanted to do something new and different and came up with this creation, this is one of my standard designs that I use for ladies jewelry box to incorporate a necklace hanging drawer, only made a few additions to it, for this box I used Babinga for the main body, (first time I’ve ever worked with babinga and found it to be a bit on the hard side,) I used Alder for the inner core, walnut and wenge for the inlays, the inlays are my very first to ever do as well and then I used wenge for the base, another first are the wooden hinges which I believe are also referred as Grizzman/Patron/Andy hinges : ) I don’t think I can ever raise the bar when it comes to bandsaw boxes but I can sure have fun trying. : )
This box has my signature hidden drawer located inside of the large center drawer, by pulling out the drawer and turning it around it reveals the hidden drawer, a small lift out tray a hidden compartment on top that is under a false bottom door, the small lift out tray is the key to opening the false bottom door by way of magnets and a top with lid using wooden hinges mounted on the sides.
Note: I’ve since added flocking to all of the drawers and made the bottom drawer a ring drawer by adding rolled up felt dividers for the rings since these pictures were taken.
Build: This was a fun project to make, the inlays being my first, I found to be time consuming but well worth the outcome, the wooden hinges shown on the box are actually the second set, I had made one set but made a mistake on pin hole placement and had to drill the brass pins out, once I got them out I knocked the hinges off the lid and fill in holes on the box with epoxy, where the holes were placed I wasn’t able to open the lid, after making a new set and studying Andy’s hinge photos, I figured out what I had done wrong and they are awesome love making them and so easy to make now that I know how. Measurements are 151/2” x 8” x 6”
Finish: I finished the box with a single coat of tung oil, several coats of wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax. I was unsure about using the tung oil and remembered someone stating in one of my forum postings that tung oil would muddy the colors that statement was by far way off, the tung oil I think actually made everything come together.
Thanks for viewing and comments are always enjoyed
The picture above shows the hidden drawer on the far right.
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