Jewelry Box #1: beginings

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Blog entry by Woodshopfreak posted 02-28-2008 12:56 AM 1182 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have only cut the rabits in the bottom and sides, cut the datos for the deviders, cut the bottom, and made a half lap in the deviders to cross over. I still have to make my vennered top, make feet, and attach the top, as well as make a tray that will go into the top with I think will be 16 deviders. Please give any suggestions, and comments. Thank you.

P.S Sorry for the to big of pictures. I have a camera that takes huge file sizes, and when I took the picture it was on high and the pictures got cut off but you get the point



-- Tyler, Illinois

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#1 posted 02-28-2008 01:11 AM

looks cool
im making a jewelry box right now too
im making mine out of mahogany and will probably finish it within the week when i get my miter saw
ill be posting it within the next two weeks
make sure you check it out

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#2 posted 02-28-2008 01:25 AM

I’m on a Mac Tyler, so I’m not very familiar with the software on your PC. But you may have a photo program on your computer that you can open up the photos and reduce the resolution and pixel size so the photos wouldn’t come out too large here. Usually a resolution of 72-100 will be good for photos to be viewed on the web. The thing is, if you shoot the photos on a lower quality setting, when you try to print them out for your scrapbook or something, they’ll look really bad. So, it’s best to shoot on the finest setting and then adjust the photos that you want to use on the web to the lower resolution and pixel size. Just remember to “save as” so you don’t replace your original image. Just a little photo tip.

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#3 posted 02-28-2008 03:46 PM

Very nice work

Tahnks for posting it.

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#4 posted 03-01-2008 06:05 AM

Looks good so far. I am interested to see how you make the top.

Regarding the photo size, I actually just went through this myself and Martin and many of the other LJs helped me out. My camera is a 5 mp so the photos come out huge too. I use for my blog photos and once you load the file, click the edit button over top of the photo and select resize to the 640 pixel setting and it will fit nicely on LJ.

Don’t thank me, I am just passing along the wisdom from the rest of the gang here that helped me out a few days ago.

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#5 posted 03-02-2008 02:08 AM

That’s a good tip Shannon. I looked for some guidlines for photos on the site when I first became a member but never found any. Something like that would be a good tool for the new members.

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#6 posted 05-05-2008 05:25 PM

One other option is a program called IrfanView ... it’s a great free open-source image editor for the PC… I usually work on the mac too but my job dictates many many hours spent in-front of windows machines. The added benefits of resizing your images on your PC prior to uploading will be speed and quality… The quality of the resized image will be improved and the time it takes to upload the images will be drastically reduced as you are only uploading the smaller image. Great work on this box as well, I just got my first tablesaw and will be making a small box similar to this as a “first project” on it.

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#7 posted 05-05-2008 05:35 PM

Nice going on the box so far! I agree with Mark D. about IrfanView, it works great, I’ve been using it for years.

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