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Jewelry Box Armoire #1: First Year Wedding Anniversary gift

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Blog entry by Lance posted 03-21-2012 03:52 AM 2362 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this for my GORGEOUS wife for putting up with me for our first year of marriage! Our one year anniversary is this Sunday coming up, 3/25/12. I made one of these for my mother in-law last summer out of popular and stained it with All-in-One stain and poly, that was a learning experience to say the least. lol

I’m going to let it cure for another 4-5 days, then buff it smooth with White Diamond Compound and hang it up, maybe add a little extra anniversary present in there too :)

I made it out of 4/4 Black Walnut, used dovetails to hold the box together, blind daddo’s for the shelves, and tongue and grove for the door. Stained it with General Finishes water based Brown Mahogany, then sprayed 5 coats of water based Enduro Pre-Cat Urethane out of the Earlex 5500 HVLP – (NEW TOY) ......excuse to by a new toy for this project. Finish came our extremely well, can’t wait to finish my next project, the 5500 and water based finishes makes life so much easier!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 03:56 AM

cool jewelry box Lance very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Brett

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 02:54 PM

Huge jewelry box! Nice job. Where will the box be placed? Are you mounting it on a wall? It would be sad to have it tip over and fall if it isn’t secured somehow. Just curious.

On the glue spots, you can wipe the whole project down with some mineral spirits before finishing. It should help to remove the sanding dust and it will highlight the missed glue cleanup.

Brett

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 05:09 PM

Lance way to go! Congrats on your project along with 1 yr Annv. Our is this month as well on the 28th. Hitting 18 his yr.

I agree that Earlex 5500 is one great sprayer. I bought mine after Charles Neil and the Woodwisper talked about them.

Funny when I make mistakes I point them out as well. Blondie scolds me for that and keeps telling me to stop it. LOL …. I was making a sled yesterday and cut the dado on the wrong fence so now the both have tracks in them. Man I was fuming!

Glad everything is going well bro. Be cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Roger

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 06:34 PM

gr8 project, and walkthru, and a gr8 gift for your wife. Happy Anniversary. Wish you many more. I really like the way you graduated the the drawer sizes, spacings, and the openings for the pulls. You are doing some excellent work. Very kool. Where or what link did you get the hooks from, if ya don’t mind? thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Lance

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 06:56 PM

Brett, I’m going to hang it up on the wall in our bedroom, its on the ground just for now.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Tyler

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 09:36 PM

Nice work and design – plus you can’t beat Walnut. As you fill up the shop with tools, this new cabinet will get filled with lots of sparkly things. Fair is fair, right!?

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 03-22-2012 01:36 AM

Nice job Lance. Especially all the new types of joinery for you. You could always turn it upside down if you REALLY want the hinges on the other side! LOL Congrats on your anniversary and keep having fun.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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BlankMan

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#8 posted 03-22-2012 06:14 AM

Very nice, I like the video walk through. Had to laugh revealing your glue issue. And is there a wrong side for hinges? Only if they’re not where you wanted I guess. And I think the maple on the bottom of the drawers looks good, nice contrast but I guess won’t be noticed easily. Nice touch with the suede. You used a lot of joinery techniques in a single project, wow.

So if your wife sees the video won’t that let the cat outta the bag? ;-)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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Lance

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#9 posted 03-22-2012 12:48 PM

Thanks guys, no, she watched me build it.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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will delaney

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#10 posted 03-22-2012 02:14 PM

Nice build Lance. Looks like it was a fun project and a great learning experience.I’m glad to see you getting some quality shop time. Congratulation on you wedding anniversary.

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