Bride’s Jewelry Box
This box encompasses every woodworking skill I have: handcut joinery, bandsaw boxes, woodturning and carving. I designed it for the Winter 2008 Lumberjock.com competition.
The case is cherry finished with danish oil. The rose is baswood, the inside trays are pine and the woodturning in the middle is (I’m guessing) sweet gum. You can see a longer description of the box at: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/4772
Front view of the box. Notice the nice contrast between the end and side grain in the handcut dovetails. Since they are rounded, the dovetails change collor when the point of view moves around the box.
Better view of the front joinery. As far as I know no dovetail jig on the market can cut dovetails on non-square wood. The angle in the front is about 80 deg. I
Inside of the box. The woodturning was turned wet and finished off the lathe. You can see much more spectacular woodturning of mine at: http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/alindobra/projects
The whole inside of the box is designed around the woodturning which is supposed to keep the most precious jewelry (wedding ring, hence the name of the box).
The inside is double stacked so a lot of jewelry fits inside. The top tray is removable and the bottom one is fixed.
Back view of the box. The dovetails look different at an agle>90.