Jewelry Case Build #5: Top and Base and Trim

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by RoadHogg posted 06-17-2014 11:36 PM 2090 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Glass Cutting Part 5 of Jewelry Case Build series Part 6: Tiny Drawers, Tiny Rabbets, Tiny Dados! »

In between working on a larger project, I’ve been fitting in a few minutes (hours) to fiddle with this jewelry case. Today I cut the top and bottom to size, ran rabets and dados, milled some trim on my router table and mitered the trim to fit. This included making up a simple miter jig for the table saw. Once complete, the jig is an excellent way to get perfect miters every time. It’ll come in handy when making picture frames etc too.

To make the stopped dados in the top and bottom, I first sliced off a strip from the front of the blank, ran the dados through then glued the slice back on. That worked pretty good, there is almost no indication the pieces were ever cut.

It was suggested that a “secret drawer” in the base would be a welcome surprise to any little girl. I decided to try this out and I must say I’m pleased with the result. I simply ran a groove around the inside of the base and slipped in a piece of 1/8” baltic birch plywood. I also grooved the back trim piece and then glued it to the plywood. I then glued small drawer sides to the face of the plywood. On the “back” of the drawer I placed two small rare earth magnets to keep the drawer closed tightly until it’s time to pull it open to access the secret treasures held within.

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang,

0 comments so far

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics