Ahh, the unconventional things we do for love. I made this jewelry box for my wife for Valentines Day. Now all I have to do is make something to put in it.
To make it I used an electrical conduit connector, plexiglass, 22 gauge sheet metal, auto body filler, paint, and leather. After about 200,000 revolutions this is what turned out.
This video shows me turning body filler on the inside of the jewelry box.
Step 1: Cut the bottom out
The conduit connector has flat edges and corners because it’s designed to be gripped by a wrench or pliers. All that will be machined off. Also machined off is half the threads we won't be using.
Once it’s off, I’ll continue to shape the body with 40 grit sand paper.
Safety first: Wear a dust mask. Watch out for the metal shavings that come off. They’re very hot. Be careful and work within your experience.