|Project by DentalMolding14||posted 10-15-2013 12:11 PM||1841 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
First time posting on here. Just couldn’t hold off any longer and had to share my first woodworking project with you all. What you see is an engagement ring box I made for my fiancé when we got engaged two weeks ago. I always wanted to make the moment even more special and to have my own craftsman touch to it. I also didn’t like how tall most ring boxes are so I designed my own “low profile” box. She was desperate to know what my secret woodworking project was and why I had the sudden urge to spend massive amounts of time in my friends shop (thank you Paul!). When I asked her the first words out of her mouth were, ” of course!” Followed quickly by,” let me see the box.” I put a lot of heart into it and it makes me beyond happy she cherishes it already.
Made from curly maple and walnut.
Construction was simple build box: match booked top and bottom, mitered corners with wrap around grain pattern, dado on inside faces, edge rabbet on top and bottom face to reduce the profile. Glue up, saw in half, boom, ring box! Added the inlay/ friction lock accent piece to the top and bottom respectively. Bunch of gloss poly coats later and we were ready for the leather (thanks again to another friend, Wayne!). Did all of the leather work also with simple one dollar soft foam sheets from Michaels and some ATG tape ( stuff works great).
Final touch was circular laser engraved names and date on the bottom (thanks Woodcraft).
I love how it turned out and highly suggest making one if you are at that place in your life.