|Project by Sk1pp3r||posted 02-16-2014 02:34 AM||2082 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
A little Valentine’s ring box made from hand with Birdseye maple and Walnut. All pieces were cut and milled by hand using my Veritas saws and Woodriver 5 1/2 plane. The dovetails are handcut, again with Veritas saw, and are my first ones to be in a project. I used the wood hinge method from Rob Cosman for the back. I also made the dowel using a simple homemade jig for the back from the same piece of wood so it blended nicely. Finished with spray lacquer.
The ring is made from Purpleheart with a stone in the center. The ring was cut from a turning blank and then I drilled out the center. It is not a circle and is pointed toward the top so I couldn’t use a lathe. Mostly used my spindle sander and also sanded by hand. Finished with shellac.
Turned out really well and made a lot of my friends on Facebook upset as they said I, “raised the bar” and their spouses were like, “all I got was chocolate?”. I just responded how much fun it was to make haha. My wife loved it!