|Project by Gene Howe||posted 03-03-2014 03:56 PM||1946 views||4 times favorited||36 comments|
Pic #1. Maple and walnut. 24” tall 15” wide and 7” deep.
All joints are M&T.
Sanded to 180, 3 coats of matte poly, each roughed with a white mesh pad and final finish rubbed out with Liberon #0000 SW and paste wax.
Pic #2. Drawers are lined with the same purple felt as the wings. Wrapped cereal box card board and dropped it in and glued them. Top drawer is fitted with ring holders. A piece of 3/8 thick dense foam with knife silts. The felt was laid over the top and slid into the slits with a steel ruler.
The dot is a 3/8 rare earth magnet that catches the metal piece robbed from a push-to-open magnetic catch.
Pic #3. The wings for studs and pins are felt covered M&T frames. Four per side. They swivel on 1/8” by 1/2” brass pins. Wife and I had to align all 8 to holes in the top at the same time and, then fit the top on the tenons cut in the sides and the dado for the back. Took us well over an hour.
The top is screwed on and the screws counter bores are covered with walnut pegs from Rockler.
Not shown are six 1” long brass pegs across the inside top, behind the wings, for necklaces.
This was one major PITA for me. But, I learned a number of new techniques, learned some new combinations of cuss words, built a few jigs and best of all, bought a couple new planes needed to complete it. I’m sure the next three will be easier.(Fingers crossed!!!!)
-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton