Marquetry jewelry box

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Blog series by Longcase updated 10-05-2014 05:43 AM 2 parts 5717 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Marquetry Front and side panels

09-29-2014 05:49 AM by Longcase | 5 comments »

As the top panel related to two Greek muses dancing (see blog entry for marquetry jewelry box the beginning) I decided all the other panels would be muses dancing or playing music. I searched through all my marquetry books hoping to find something I could use ,but to no avail, in the end I found a few thing on the net that looked promising. The front panel was a composition of a couple of drawings that was put together. As i am doing two boxes I need four panels , therefore I used ...

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Part 2: Secret Drawer

10-05-2014 05:43 AM by Longcase | 7 comments »

A couple of people asked me to explain how the secret drawer would work, I will try to explain the best I can.From a previous blog , here is the construction of the box, note the spring , this will push out the drawer. The spring is made from a old bandsaw blade. The first operation was to route grooves in the drawer sides to accommodate guides. Then I made the guides out of quarter sawn oak, they need to slide freely but very little play. The holes for the screws and countersun...

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