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Project by Kelly posted 05-28-2014 08:07 PM 1570 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off let me say this is my attempt at the jewelry box and I shamelessly copied (the best I could) BTimmons box (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/58098).

Its not quite finished and I am hoping for a little input from anyone/everyone here. I was initially going to make pulls like BTimmons box, but after I put it all together I really liked how the face looked and now I’d rather not put pulls over each drawer. So my question is, does anyone have any ideas how I could open these little drawers without attaching the wooden pulls, as I was initially going to do?

Done in zebrawood and maple.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to your feedback (-:





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 09:16 PM

Finger holes in the back of the box? So long as the box isn’t going to sit on a coffee table in the middle of the room, no one will see the holes.

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Buckethead

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 09:19 PM

Perhaps some small, unobtrusive hardware?

It’s a very pretty box. Props to you, and to BT.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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calisdad

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 09:48 PM

Touch latch- push it closed it latches- push some more it pops open. You might have to do a finger pull on the underside of the drawer face.

Nice job btw-

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poppaj

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 10:21 PM

I used these clear acrylic knobs on a coat rack I made. The acrylic knob came loose from the metal part on one of them and I had to glue it back on. Maybe you could find some small clear knobs similar to the ones shown, and if you have to, remove the metal part and make a way to use just the acrylic and the screw.
clear knobs

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 11:55 PM

What wood is that? It is beautiful. I would probably make some long, narrow pulls from the same wood.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Kelly

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 01:37 AM

Thanks for the ideas… gfadvm its zebrawood and I had considered the long pulls of the same wood, it might be the way I end up going.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 02:11 AM

Thanks Kelly. I think long narrow pulls would be the least obtrusive/distracting.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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BTimmons

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 07:46 PM

Hey, I thought that looked familiar!

If you don’t want to do drawer pulls, you’re pretty much left with finger holes, I guess. Although I think that pulls can work as long as they’re not too clunky. Maybe slim them down, or give them some curved contours.

Looking forward to seeing it finished.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Buckethead

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 07:49 PM

Calisdad had the right idea. The touch latch. Push a bit, and it pops out the drawer or door. Like on an old skool stereo cabinet. Hi fi even.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Rick

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#10 posted 05-30-2014 03:43 AM

gfadvm: ”What wood is that? It is beautiful. I would probably make some long, narrow pulls from the same wood.”

Best Suggestion in My Opinion Kelly! It Nicely Follows what You have already Created.

Rick

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