Monday, 7 February 2011

Rosewood and burr Walnut jewellery box.

I have had a bit more time on this today, in between coats of polish for the fire surround. So I thought I would fit the stringing and split the box. I have taken the corner out with a cutting gauge, and a shoulder plane.

This is how I cut the mitres for the stringing, I'm using the polished back of my chisel(not that polished on the photo but it is). The stringing is made from Pequia, its a lovely mild yellow, and works really well.

And that gives me a nice mitre ready for gluing.

Here is how the top will look, I've just applied some meth's(de-natured alcohol?) to see the grain.

It was then onto the bandsaw to split the box, I rather stupidly forgot the measurement of where the 10mm lipping was. So I basically guessed it, and hoped for the best.

Thankfully I guessed correctly. 

For the next step I had to make a sanding board up, to get rid of all the bandsaw marks. I'm using a contact adhesive for this.

Wait till touch dry, and roll on.

Then its a case of sanding the join, until flat, and all the bandsaw marks have gone.

It should look like this when fully sanded, the join should be invisible.

I might do some more tomorrow, thanks for looking.


  1. Like the banding around the top; accents the burl very well. And now I know I'm not the only one who forgets to write down important measurements!

  2. Lol, I try to kept my mistakes down to 10 a day. I really must finish this box....for my wife's next birthday hey!