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Various shenanigans #11: Advice from the Ladies.

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 11-13-2013 11:27 PM 701 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Jewellery box inside layout? Part 11 of Various shenanigans series Part 12: Opinion poll for my peeps. »

I took my box to work and asked my female co-workers what they like the inside of jewellery boxes to be like. Of course I got different answers, but they did impart some useful information.

I lined the inside bottom with felt. The I used some Spanish cedar (Espanola cedarita!) to add a pleasant scent,


as well as make a shelf for two little trays…

I am going to make a few more dividers for the bottom section, but I think I am going to leave the trays the way they are. Now that I have the inside complete, I installed the hinges using a few chisels and my small router plane. Fits perfectly.

Everyone I show this box too has made the same comment… the mitred birdseye maple ties everything together. And a few of them keep asking me how I made them so perfect..

Of course I tell them I wave my wand and say “Miterious perfekticus!!”.

Now I can finish the top. A few more coats of shellac and then I will rub it out and apply some paste wax.

Thanks for taking the time.



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 11:39 PM

It is always a good idea to know what the final recipient wants in the product. Some very nice work, the top is three dimensional looking!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 11:49 PM

Great work. Love the look.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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