|Project by jdalbrecht||posted 08-18-2013 11:28 PM||1034 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I made this box for my 3 year old daughter to hold her first piece of jewelry. It is made from solid purpleheart with ebony and maple on the accent strips on top and maple “legs”. It is my first attempt at building a box as well as my first attempt at doing a French polish and my first time mortising for quadrant hinges and a lock. for some reason I decided to do very small mortise and tenon joints to connect the sides to the maple legs (much more trouble than it was worth). Overall, I’m pretty happy with how it came out, although the tiny quadrant hinges and lock were a bit of a challenge for me.