|Forum topic by theAlaskan||posted 02-01-2016 10:36 PM||491 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
02-01-2016 10:36 PM
so I’m wanting to make a really nice jewelry box as an anniversary gift for my wife. I’ve got a few questions about some ideas and methods I want to use. I’m not as familiar with working in the smaller thicknesses of wood or many exotic woods, and would like some input.
Details: I want to make a jewelry box with wood that is 1/4” thick so that it has a “lighter” or more proportional look to it. The woods I’m planning to use are spalted maple and ebony for small trim pieces.
Q#1. Would it be better to use a solid 1/4” piece, or make my own “plywood” out of 2 1/8” pieces laminated together? and why. my thoughts are that if done right, the plywood at that size would be more dimensionally stable and easier to work with and might even be stronger???
Q#2. are there any tips i should know about working with spalted woods?
Q#3. If I were to do a plywood, what would be a good backing wood? (this wood wouldn’t be seen, as the inside will be covered in velvet)
Q#4. Is this just a crazy idea that will be difficult to execute??
some of my ideas for this project come from the wood worker Tom Fidgen and his no power tools approach to many things. Specifically his “good doctors medicine Chest” project. If you don’t know who I’m talking about a quick google search would be better than anything i could summarize.
Thanks in advance,