I created this jewelry box as a gift for a friend. It has a clear top to display pictures through the lid.
Sides were cut to desired length. Rounding the sides required the blade to be at a 45 degree angle with a guide setup with clamps on the table saw, also at 45 degrees.
A cardboard template was created to guide the blade height.
The curved piece after pass through. It was easier to start with a low blade height and pass each side through and then raise the blade a turn until the final curve was achieved.
Notches for shims.
Sides together to insert glue and shim to strengthen the corners.
Lid edges were cut to same length as base and notched to allow for the plexi-glass.
Ripped 1/4" grooves to slide in the bottom.
Used a chamfer bit router bevel the edge where the bottom and top meet. A rounded bit was used for the top and bottom.
Bottom and sims glued and inserted in. Shims were trimmed with a coping saw. Plexiglass cut to fit bevel in lid.
I was originally going to use trim to hold the plexiglass and pictures in place but I opted to cut a 1/4" piece of plywood to hold it in place.
Wooden feet glued and inserted on bottom.
Grooves cut for hinges. It was important to test the depth to ensure the lid opened and stopped at the proper angle.
Prep for stain.
Base to hold the plexiglass was glued with rubber cement and wrapped in velvet.
The velvet top on the inside of the lid. Fit snugly enough it did not require anything to hold it in place.
Cardboard cut to fit in bottom was also wrapped in velvet.
Lid wrapped in velvet.
Finished with and without velvet insert in lid.
I created 2 trays. 1 full sized to fit the bottom and the other half sized.
Trays were grooved and glued. Cardboard was cut to fit the bottoms and wrapped in velvet.