|Project by willie||posted 11-14-2013 08:27 PM||1399 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Tomorrow is our 33rd anniversary and since I can’t afford to buy her any jewelry, I thought I’d make her something to keep the jewelry she already has in. I recently found a good supply of curly sassafras in a friends firewood pile. Interesting wood to work with, it smells great but has a few voids in it that tested my patience! I cut the sassafras into 1/4” thick veneer and glued it to a backer of unknown species of wood that has been on the shelf for a while. I used the padauk to edge it. The drawers slide on padauk rails.
The sassafras presented it’s own problems as it has some voids in it that most didn’t show up until I started sanding it. After a few pieces being returned to the firewood pile, I managed to find enough to finish the box. This was one of those projects that drove me crazy. A lot of small problems but in the end it all worked out. I sprayed it with several coats of satin lacquer and lined the drawers and top section with felt. The right side opens and has three pins to hang chains and necklaces on.
The hardest part was keeping it hidden from her. Every time she wanted to come into the workshop I had to cover it. I’ll probably give it to her tonight so that it won’t get damaged by my clumsy old butt!! Thanks for looking! Willie
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