BANDSAWN CHERRY AND MAPLE JEWELRY BOX
A thoughtful Christmas gift.
SHOP OWNER: Scott Amman
LOCATION: Milford, MI
I made this bandsawn jewelry box for my wife for Christmas. The size of the box is approximately 12" x 6" x 14". I laminated a number of hard maple boards and cut out the drawers. Gluing and clamping then closed back up the bandsaw kerfs. After some preliminary sanding, I traced the drawer hole pattern onto a book-matched figured cherry panel and proceeded to cut the holes for the drawers on my scroll saw. Then I glued the cherry panel to the front of the carcass. I also used a book-matched cherry panel for the back.
Before I used the bandsaw to hollow out the drawers from the blocks of laminated maple cutouts, I sliced off a 3/8-inch portion of the laminated blocks to be used as the drawer backs. I then proceeded to hollow the drawers on the bandsaw and then glue the backs on. I used the cutout pieces from the figured cherry panel as the drawer fronts. The knobs for the drawers are from solid cherry.
I used a roundover bit to soften the edges of the entire project. After a great deal of sanding, I used medium walnut Watco for the initial finish. I followed that with five coats of wipe-on gloss poly and a coat of wax.. . . Scott Amman
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