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Blog series by Zuki updated 1230 days ago 4 parts 3233 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Plans and Cutting

1240 days ago by Zuki | 3 comments »

Hey all. This year I’m building a small jewellery box for our friend’s little girls and my brother’s little girl. DW drafted up a set of plans and gave them to me. The plans call for the box to be made out of ½ wood. I had this piece of 2×12 spruce in the garage that was relatively clear of knots. Before I took it to the band saw to rip it into two ¾ inch boards I cut the board in half on the table saw to make it more manageable. I then ripped the board ...

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Part 2: Assembly

1237 days ago by Zuki | 0 comments »

I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Two sided tape to hold the sides together for cutting. Sides stuck together and marked for cutting. Front part of the box cut from the sides. I used the BS as it removed the lease amount of material. Back laid in place. Sides and back attached. Front of the box assembled. Test fitting the front. 3/4” brass hinges & most of the pieces for the drawers.

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Part 3: Almost done

1230 days ago by Zuki | 3 comments »

I’m at the final stages of the build. The next step was to assemble the drawers. Nothing fancy . . . I just butted the pieces together with a little homemade glue and nailed them them with 23g pin nails. The button pull on the front are actually oak button plugs that I had left over from another project. I drilled a hole through the drawer front (after finding the center), drilled a hole in the back of the pull and then screwed it on from the back of the drawer front. DW then r...

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Part 4: Finished

1230 days ago by Zuki | 4 comments »

One last push and they are done. Here is the box with the dried homemade wood filler. Here it is sanded. Not to bad. Some of the holes were a little to tiny to hold the filler . . . but that’s ok. I will know for next time. Boxes with nameplates attached. DW purchased the plates on-line for next to nothing. Its the second year we purchased engravings from this guy and they have been quality both times. The screws did not come with the plates. They are #4 Robinson...

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