Mom's Jewelry Box #2: Great Idea, Too late (hate when that happens)

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Blog entry by USCJeff posted 05-24-2007 06:26 PM 809 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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When I began my Mom’s Box, I knew that I was in the end going to make three total boxes that are similar. It would have been easier to do them all at once, but I am trying to use different methods of getting to the same end to see what works best for me. I’m still very green in a lot of areas of WWing, but am trying to expand my comfort. Anyways, I knew that I was going to be doing the same “W” inlay on all the pieces. I should have done one of two things. I would have done best to make a template as “W” is the initial of my and the people I primarily make things for’s last name. I would definitely have used in many future projects. I had some pieces break as I cut the thin inlay. I could have solved that problem by cutting the inlay from thick stock and then resawing them into several thin pieces for all the boxes. Live and Learn.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#1 posted 05-24-2007 07:26 PM

I’m seeing that templates can be a real life saver.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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