Jewelry Box #5: The mistake train is leaving the station. All aboard!

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 02-23-2009 12:09 AM 1011 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Rather than fiddle with the hinges, my Lie-Nielsen 4.5 came out, and I just shaved to suit. This kind of thing is where the power of hand tools really has no equal in the power tool world. What would you do without a hand tool here. Jam the whole box up against a belt sander?

Notice in this real closeup photo you can also see my biggest dovetail fix. Had to get out my biggest kerf saw to get that giant gap filled.

I noticed that from the back, with the hinges in place, this gap looked too big. So I prepped a sliver to fill it in.

One that was in place, I was pretty much done with the pre-finish work.

There’s another whole day I forgot to photograph. I put the inside rails into the box an glued them in, which is boring, unless you like seeing me make plain straight 1/8th in stock and cut it to size on the xcut sled.

I also made some 1/8th stock curly maple trays (butt joints) to sit on the rails and finished them with some over-tinted shellac (doh).

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#1 posted 03-01-2009 08:49 PM

Looking really nice.

-- Happy woodworking!

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