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1068 days ago

Locking a Two Drawer Jewelry Box ??? - 13 replies

I have been asked to make a jewelry box like one of my posted projects ( pictured here ) However they would like a lock on it….. that in itself is not a problem, but they also would like it to lockthe drawers as well…... Does anybody know of a source for a lock assembly that will do this?If not, any ideas on how to do this?...

1187 days ago

Help......... Looking for a "Pin Hinge Jig" idea ! - 8 replies

Here I am again Guys and Gals….... I am making a large group of “pin hinge” boxes and I am wondering if anyone out there has come up with the idea of a jig to drill the holes. I scratched my brain ( no laughing ) for a long time and could not think of a good idea and looked here on LJ’s and couldn’t find anything ei...

1338 days ago

Please help me save this beautiful wood!!!!! - 13 replies

I am reaching out to all of you fantastically talented and experienced woodworkers for a bit of advice on how to save these three pieces of wood that are pictured. I got these three pieces of “highly figured quilted maple” with the hopes that I can use them ( you guessed it ) as an inlay to a few boxes that I am working on. I just do...

1494 days ago

Maintenance of Oil Finishes - 3 replies

Curious about what all of you wonderful LJ’s out there recommend to your customers on how to maintain the finish on a product that was done with Danish Oil, BLO, Tung etc…..... and then waxed. I am trying to think of something that a everyday customer could buy locally withought having to get a specialized ‘woodoworking pro...

1645 days ago

Cabinet / Hardware design question - 2 - 4 replies

Previous Post Well, here I am again…....... this is partially a hardware question but also a door design/construct question….. As you saw in my last post, I have decided to go with the 270 degree knife hinges for the door, but now a few more questions have popped up that I am concerned with: 1. If I construct each door out o...

1661 days ago

Cabinet Hardware Design Question ? - 20 replies

O.K. fellow LJ’s out there…......... with all the years of experience, all the skill etc. I just know that someone out there can come up with an answer to my challenge here. I have designed a cabinet for a friend and he likes the design and now I have to come up with a hardware solution for the doors. The design that I have imbedd...

1822 days ago

Danish Oil and Canarywood - 12 replies

I am in the process of making a large jewelry chest using Canarywood and Birdseye Maple. My challenge is: My customer likes and wants Canarywood, but doesn’t want it to be to yellow. My question is: How can I “tone down” the yellow? I don’t want to use dye or stain, I was thinking of an amber Danish Oil, but can’t f...

1990 days ago

Another Humidor Question - 3 replies

I posted a few weeks ago a few questions about hardware for a humidor. I got a great respons…. thanks to everyone for there input. I have taken your advice. My next / last question, as I am about to complete the humidor, I am installing the spanish cedar lining and have cut the miter corners and everything fits like a glove, so: Do I...

2017 days ago

Humidor Question - 10 replies

I have seen some great humidors on this site and read some very informative blogs but still have a couple of questions I would like help with. I typically use “kerf” hinges for my jewelry boxes….........do you think that this type of hinge is strong enough for a humidor? The humidor will be 13×9 x 5 I am lining it...


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