|Project by Gianni||posted 10-15-2013 02:25 AM||1024 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
My daughter said she needed a jewelry box, so we sat down and devised something ridiculous that I would try to make. A normal jewelry box just wouldn’t fit either of our personalities, now would it?
Once I cut all of the various boxes and drawers, I thought the idea had some potential, so I decided to paint the boxes and face the drawers with some maple burl veneer I’d bought for no particular reason. I cut the handles and lines in the base from a walnut leftover, and the base itself is a maple cutoff to match the drawer faces.
My only concern is the strength of the joints between the leaves and trunk. I made a quickie dowelling jig and they’re attached with 2×1/4” dowels each. Hopefully it doesn’t see too much abuse. One lesson learned, if I’m going to do many bandsaw boxes, i should consider a spindle sander.