Stand Up Jewelry Box #13: Lessons Learned Already

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Blog entry by cowboyup3371 posted 03-05-2018 12:31 PM 309 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This weekend was one of lessons learned the hard way. After two months of working on this armoire and running three weeks behind my original goal, I was finally ready to assemble everything and plan for the trip to Texas. And at first glance Friday night I was pretty proud of myself:

But, ignorance was bliss until I function checked the ring box to ensure the lid opened smoothly without hitting the sides and found this:

Yep, that’s right, I cannot attach the back to the case because the lid sticks out too far.

Now, keep in mind this is my first project that has a box within a box so my thought process when I drew this up did not account for the way everything works. First, I originally decided to use a quadrant hinge on the ring box but did not read the installation instructions well enough when I wrote my cut list. So I swapped over to standard box hinges. With that change, I also did not take into account the amount of space required behind the box to properly open.

After balling my eyes out of about 30 seconds (not really but you get the feeling I had), I realized I should have added about an inch and a half to the overall depth of the case to fit the ring box properly. Although I spent Saturday working on mine and my eldest daughter’s motorcycles and then most of Sunday to family needs, I was able to get a successful test fit of the ring box in the new carcass last night. And once I can finish setting up a couple of other areas, I’ll begin the assembly process again.

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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#1 posted 03-16-2018 06:31 PM

This is an awesome design idea for a stand up jewelry box made for a home. The college paper writing service also mentioned some of them as the best ideas to use at home for ladies. Thanks a lot for sharing this idea with others at this place. People will be interested in it a lot.

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#2 posted 03-16-2018 07:17 PM

I feel your pain!
We all get ‘bit’ a time or three and it’s how you recover that really indicates if the project is truly scrap or just a learning experience.

It sounds like you have an escape plan in the works, but if not….

The knob could be removed to gain more clearance and you could add some form of a catch on the back to either physically hold the lid up or maybe some kind of magnet arrangement. Alternatively you could probably fashion an extension that fits the back, adding an extra few inches.

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#3 posted 03-18-2018 03:24 AM

Thank you Splinter and yes, my escape plan seems to have worked out well and I’ll be finishing up this week finally

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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