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Blog entry by epp_dog posted 11-16-2009 05:49 AM 1293 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a storage case for my young niece who LOVES necklaces (and my sister who is tired of untangling said necklaces). I started my inspiration from one of Doug Stowe’s books. I am using the basic dimensions but adding more of an “Arts & Crafts” feel. I also will not be adding his fabric panels. I also want to make a necklace carousel to add extra storage rather than just around the sides. I have been designing this as I go which means a lot of trips to the same machines but without a measured drawing this will have to do.

On a side note, I am using “Creating Beautiful Boxes With Inlay Techniques” for inspiration. I really wanted to modify one of the designs from the beginning but I would have had to anyway. His books are wonderful for teaching you how to build a box. They just are NOT plans for making any of the boxes.

My sister asked for something that could be placed on a dresser or could be hung. I inset the back 1/2” to leave room for a French cleat later. By the time I got to making the drawer glides I felt myself getting a bit tired so I shot it down for the night. Besides, I had not cut that part in my mind yet as I was originally planning to forgo the drawers entirely.

Why 2? Well, I can’t make a jewelry case for some “other woman” (even if she is 9 years old) without making one for my wife too.

Jewelry box for hanging necklaces

-- David, Florida



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#1 posted 11-16-2009 06:48 AM

Good start

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-26-2009 03:30 PM

Looking at how the author was making the drawer runners made me too nervous (fingers too close to the router bit for my taste). I decided to use a wide piece of stock. Cut the dovetails on each side first. Then use the dado blade to cut the flat drawer runner. Then cut the pieces free. Similar to how Norm was making his molding for the kitchen series.

The machined piece prior to cutting away the runners is on the left and a sample finished runner is on the right.
Drawer runner machining

-- David, Florida

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#3 posted 11-26-2009 03:34 PM

Coving the drawer faces

This was my first time creating coves on the tablesaw. Wasn’t too bad. Even the sanding went faster than I expected. I cut the coves with all 3 drawer faces in a single piece of stock. Then when sanding the boxes, I ganged the drawers back together so that any damage done to the cove during sanding would at least follow from one drawer to the next.
drawer coves
drawer sanding

-- David, Florida

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 03:25 AM

Well, these are fully glued together. Just need to fit the doors and then off to staining.

Since I had 4 “spinners” that these projects needed, I was not too keen on spending $30 each for the fancy ones. I picked up a “knock-down” bolt at the local hardware store. That gave me the nice large head without needing a washer. Then a 1/4” hole through the center and then onto the pen mandrel. That let me turn all 4 at the same time (2 in each case with 6 hooks each). The hooks were 1/8” brass rod. Bent, cut and polished. All told there will be 33 hooks in this case. Now I need to remember which magazine had the article about making jewelry box inserts…
home made necklace spinner

-- David, Florida

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 08:50 PM

Finished and in the mail. 34 lbs! Here is the project

-- David, Florida

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