Wood Scrap Box #3: One more slight adjustment

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Blog entry by CutNRun posted 01-28-2008 02:39 AM 1204 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the jewelry box is assembled and now complete. I assembled everything and did one final trial assembly, including mounting the doors. The hinges were neatly mortised and the doors were perfectly aligned – 1/16” space on all sides. I opened the doors and discovered the drawings behind the doors lacked a shy 1/16” of clearing the hinges. Rats. So… I filled the mortises on the back of the doors and doubled the depth of the mortises in the casing. The doors are not quite as nicely centered anymore, but the drawers now clear the hinges.






My wife is very pleased with the jewelry box and my daughters are wondering when they get their own.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#1 posted 01-28-2008 02:41 AM

I bet your wife is very happy. Excellent job! I really like the drawers and trim.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 01-28-2008 03:32 AM

That is a really nice box. I am sure that you purposefully only made one box so that you could be persuaded to spend some more time in the shop making two more boxes. Nice thinking.

The pakuk makes a bold statement in the box and your maple enhancement is a nice element as well.

How did you finish it?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-28-2008 06:44 AM

The finish is simply several coats of Formby’s high gloss tung oil, with 0000 steel wool between coats.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#4 posted 01-28-2008 07:27 AM

You never cease to amaze CutNRun.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 01-28-2008 12:13 PM

Man, that is a nice jewelry box. I’m not surprised she’s pleased.

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#6 posted 01-28-2008 12:51 PM

Without a doubt, a very nice jewelry box. And I can see why your daugthers want one of their own.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 01-28-2008 03:36 PM

Very unique and excellent work

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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