Woodworking Projects - how to make a jewelry box - Part 5 - Woodturning Techniques. Woodworking projects (like this jewelry box) that create a challenge tend to bring out the best of the woodworkers' skills. To build a jewelry box make of koa wood veneer is no different. A beginning woodworker may ask "Why not just use solid hardwood to make the jewelry box? However, this woodworker only had so much koa to make a the wood project out of veneers. Plus, this was a great way to share woodworking skills and techniques with other woodworkers.
The Apprentice and The Journeyman continues the build of a Koa wood veneer jewelry box in the woodworking shop. On the wood lathe a handle for the lid is turned using lathe tools such as a spindle gouge with a fingernail grind and a diamond parting tool. (Koa is an exotic wood from Hawaii.)
Note to fellow woodworkers: an important aspect to consider...
Normally, white or yellow glue would be used during the glue up of the wood knob. During the time that this woodworking how to video clip was filmed it was about 108 degrees here in the desert. To speed up production and to get out of the heat, a super glue was used. However, the wood knob has held up very well.