My daughter is getting to the age where she’s losing her teeth - the bottom front two have already gone. I’ve done my role as the Tooth-Fairy-in-absentia, but now that I’ve bought these teeth, what do I do with them? Most parents keep them, but what to keep them in?
I showed this to my wife, who, in her infinitely supportive way, said, “That’s the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s like a serial killer box. I hope you’re never in trouble with the police, because if they search our house and find that, you’re going away forever.”
This was my first experiment with baltic birch plywood. I used some slightly wave 3mm sheets - minor warps in the ply don’t really matter in a design like this, because all those little dividers will act like ribs to pull everything square.
I sanded and stained the inside faces of everything with a stain called “Chivas”. This is the same stain I used on my Batman Lamp - I use it a lot, because I have a huge leftover tin of it from when I did my hardwood floors. Then I applied two coats of polyurethane to the inside faces. Dark stain goes well on laser-cut baltic birch; it hides all the burnt edges.
Then I put it together:
and sanded and stained the outside faces (sanding after assembly will take down any tabs that stick up a little too much, although that wasn’t really a problem), and finished it up. The lid is made from 1/8" acrylic, glued together with epoxy.
In retrospect, I probably could have made this slightly shorter. It’s unlikely any of Oriana’s teeth will be an inch tall.