Jewelry Case Build #10: Installing Doors, Final Sanding, Applying Finish

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Blog entry by RoadHogg posted 07-01-2014 01:44 AM 1274 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Assembly and Hinges Part 10 of Jewelry Case Build series Part 11: Finished »

I’m so close to finishing this little project. I looked back at the date on the beginning of this blog series and it’s nearly 70 days ago!

Today I fussed with the little doors, getting them aligned as best as I can. There must be some trick to this that I’m missing, if anyone knows, please let me know!

I had applied a coat of Boiled Linseed Oil a while ago so once the assembly was complete, I sanded everything to 360 grit. The fine sanding dust mixed with the BLO made a natural filler for the small pores in the walnut. The surface is very smooth now. I’m quite pleased.

I have only to install some drawer lining and a thing in a drawer to hold rings, then I can clean all the glass and mirrors and call it complete. I won’t get to give the case to my niece until mid-August so it’ll have to sit aside for a few weeks.

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

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#1 posted 07-01-2014 01:41 PM

That’s a beautiful Jewelry Case with plenty of room for her to ‘grow’ her collection of “Bling”.

This case should also score you some major ‘Favorite Uncle’ points.

Very nicely appointed.
Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 07-01-2014 01:53 PM

That is a beautiful case and very roomy.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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