This is a Jewelry Box I made as a present for my wife.
I've Been making Jewelry for her for about 10 years and she needed a place for all of it.
It is made of English and Black Walnut, Koa, Mahogany, Cedar and Bubinga,
The English Walnut (left) has great curl to it and the Koa (right) is curly as well.
|I bought this wood at an estate sale. The person who had it was the Wood Professor at the University. There must have been a reason he kept it....|
The piece on the right is my template for a 'leg'.
I tried to match the grain on the legs (walnut) to the grain on the face (koa).
This shows marking out the leg cuts.
I'm always scared of this thing
|Each drawer is a different height.|
|My glue up rig, pretty much anything heavy.|
|I set strips in the back to raise the drawers, then glued the face on.|
|lots of sanding|
|using all the clamps|
|tape trick to glue, it isn't strong - but I have a plan for that. splines|
|cutting all the splines. I stopped and made the jig (top left in the picture)|
|64 strips of mahogany|
|The center splines on the larger boxes are all the way through, so that the splines can carry the inserts.|
|picture out of order, showing planning the grain for the drawers,|
|I cut the face with all of the drawers already glues in place.|
|Curly Koa and a pint of Wood Oil.|
|re-sawing the koa|
|koa is expensive|
|legs cut out|