Morgan's Jewelry Box #3: Assembled Case and Installed Felt

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Blog entry by USCJeff posted 05-23-2007 05:05 PM 1365 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After cutting all the half-blinds, glued up and assembled the box sides. I cut a dado around all 4 sides for the solid wood bottom leaving a little room for potential wood expansion. I lined the bottom of the Walnut piece with red self-adhesive felt and lined the practice pine piece with dark blue felt. I’ve clamped up the stock I am cutting the lid from and will start shaping it on Saturday.

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#1 posted 05-23-2007 05:22 PM

Did you put the felt on before putting the bottom in, or after? I want to do a box but have pondered that order.

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#2 posted 05-23-2007 05:44 PM

I have done it both ways. On my Mom’s box (see my other projects) I did it after the assembly. I intentionally cut the felt slightly larger than needed all the way around and went back with an Xacto knife an easily trimmed it flush to the sides. On this project I put the felt on before assembly. The dado or rabbet has to be a hair thicker to accept the felt. I wanted to do this on this project, because it is a shallower box and the felt will get more attention. Both ways were pretty simple. I would say, finish the inside of the box before applying the felt. I had to tape up the felt to avoid the finish running onto it.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#3 posted 05-23-2007 09:28 PM

Boc fans,

I follow a different lining schedule after reading a great article in Fine Woodworking #185 about the subject. The coolest stuff was from Emily Palm of Blue Heron Woodworks. She uses the sheet foam from the hobby store (about a buck for a 9×12), to which I usually add a layer of chipboard on the bottom.

Sized a little undersized you can put the slip foam assembly in after all boring, sanding and finishing are complete. Use a butter knife to push all the edges in for a trim fit. If you can get to the article mentioned there are many wonderful tips on how to finish the inside of the box to purpose it better for the end user.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 05-24-2007 03:55 AM

They are looking good. Waiting to see the lids.

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