BLOODWOOD JEWELRY CASE
Building small casework can be technically challenging.
SHOP OWNER: Mark Blumer
LOCATION: East Lansing, MI
I built this jewelry case as a gift for a friend. The inspiration for the case came from Doug Stowe's book, Creating Beautiful Boxes With Inlay Techniques, but I modified it in several ways for my own purposes.
The primary wood is bloodwood and this was the first time I ever used it. The secondary wood is lemonwood, which I used for the drawer sides. The panels in the two side wings are bookmatched. These wings open to reveal storage for necklaces. I used hidden barrel hinges on them and a small recess-mounted magnet to keep them closed.
The finish is Watco Teak oil along with a dark stained paste wax. While small in size, this case is one of the most technically difficult projects I have ever undertaken. I'm very pleased with the outcome but I'm relieved itís finally done!. . . Mark Blumer
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