|Project by bygrace||posted 12-14-2013 02:13 AM||1691 views||12 times favorited||15 comments|
This is the jewelry box I made for my 10 yr. old daughter. Purple is her favorite color so purple heart was a no brainer. I thought curly maple would make a nice contrast. Purple felt (of course) lines the bottom of the trays. Finished with 3 coats of Watco natural, 2 coats of lacquer sanding sealer, 3 coats of spray lacquer, and 2 coats of paste wax.
Since I’m pretty new to all this, every box is a learning experience for me. I didn’t secure the box well enough with the template when I drilled the holes for the sides, so the trays don’t line up exactly. Hinges went on pretty well, I used a ” flippin’ story stick” on my router table, but I should have mortised them slightly deeper.
All in all I was pretty pleased, but still in pursuit of perfection. Learning on every project is part of the fun!
-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.