The final bit of this project has been solidifying secondary operations on the jewelry box. I was able to make the rectangular cutout in the lid for the stained glass. Using the scroll saw I was able to make that cutout in the center of the panel. Because the scroll saw is very sensitive it wasn’t a perfect rectangle so I used a wood file to make those edges straight.
My previous posts give a more in depth description of the math and design intent behind the fabrication of this piece but essentially I used a circular saw, a router saw, and the scroll saw for the entire fabrication process. I made dado cuts on all the panels in order for them to fit more securely upon assembly. Here are a few images from manufacturing progress and the dry assembly of the box.
Moving forward I’ve sort of switched gears with the aesthetic. I decided I like the natural wood look a lot more than oversaturating it with black and gold paint. I’ve decided to go for a wood stained look and will apply some shade of light-dark polyurethane varnish to bring the wood to life a little bit more. Once I coat those panels I will be able to add the hinges to the back for a functional box! Because the box is slightly larger than intended for small jewelry, this could work as a decorative piece that holds various trinkets that I have. The next post will detail more of the aesthetic side which includes coating, hinges, and maybe a felt interior for placing keys and other items in the box.
Hey Rachel! So good to see the process you’ve made on this even just from the last time you presented. The glass looks great and I can’t wait to see the finished piece!