|Project by mauipapa||posted 02-10-2014 08:31 AM||617 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I had a small block of Koa left over from the shelves in my previous post, and made these two jewelery/trinket boxes, along with the heart. I’ve never made anything like this before, amd learned a few things in the process. The ring is my fist bent wood ring (not Koa) which I may post later.
Both boxes have a pin hinge (toothpick), glued into a small hole on the underside of the lid. The pins fit into a deeper hole in the bottom of the boxes, and can slide open or be removed completely. For the shorter “ring” box, I cut the heart shape out on my bandsaw, sanded by hand, sliced the lid off, then drilled the center hole on my drill press. On the taller box, I cut the heart shape out, then made the mistake of slicing the top and bottom off… In hindsight, I should have waited to remove the lid and bottom until after I sanded everything down to the exact shape. I don’t have a scroll saw yet, so I used my drill press, and drlled many holes about a quarter inch from the outside edge of the piece until the center came out, wich resulted in the small heart in picture two. I used Gorilla Wood Glue to glue the bottom of the box back on then sanded the inside of the box with a Dremel. I used a clear poly to finish.
My wife and daughter make and sell jewelery, and I hope to provide some boxes for them. I just need a bit of practice to get the desired quality.
Thanks for looking, and any advice you may have.
-- W. Muse, Maui Hawaii