Rustic twist on the typical jewelry box

Introduction

This week's project is a rustic twist on the typical jewelry box. Add a personal, handmade touch to this year's Valentine's gift with this wooden ring box.

You need
  • No utilities needed
  • 1 ½" Finish Nail
  • Sourced wood for your box
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
Step 1 5

Step 1

Using a pencil trace your desired design for the top of the box

First, Source your wood & cut. We cut ours 1" for the lid and 2" for the base.

Step 2 5

Step 2

Using an engraver and carving bit trace your design in the wood

Next, create your design and transfer it to your lid.

Step 3 5

Step 3

Hollow out the wood piece for the container with your rotary tool

Then, using your Dremel VersaTip, burn your design into the lid.

Step 4 5

Step 4

Hammer a nail on one side of the box to secure both pieces together

Next, Wearing safety glasses and a mask, use your Dremel 4000 and a 7123 Diamond Wheel Point to make a "well" for your ring to rest in.

Step 5 5

Step 5

Make sure the top slides easily and continue customizing as you like
Make sure the top slides easily and continue customizing as you like

Finally, create the hinge/ pivot point for your ring box by tapping a 4d 1 ½" finish nail flush through the lid and into the lip of the base of the box. That's it, now you can surprise that special someone with a custom designed jewelry box.