Card/Jewelry Box

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Project by dotson79 posted 09-02-2014 12:23 AM 936 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first post and first project since retirement. This is a cardbox for my daughter’s wedding next weekend. The top three drawers are false fronts and the top is hinged. After the wedding, the drawers will be added behind the fronts and the top will be fastened for a jewelry box.

What makes this most special is the cherry. My wife’s grandfather operated a sawmill in the 40’s and 50’s and this 2×10 was still sitting in what’s left of the mill. He passed away when my wife was young and I never met him. Hopefully it will be special in lots of ways.

Want to say thanks to all the lumberjocks. I’ve read a lot of posts for a while and your insight and expertise have been tremendously beneficial.

Hopefully, the first project of many.

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 07:46 AM

Beautiful box and a great present. I like the figuring from the book matching on the top. Hope the wedding goes well.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 11:55 AM

Very nice indeed. Hope to see more from you.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 02:07 PM

This is really nice and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 10:22 PM

Beautiful box. For any family heirloom piece like this one I recommend writing the story down and attaching it to the piece – maybe the bottom of the box or the underside of a drawer. That way future generations will appreciate the piece more and family history is not lost. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 09-03-2014 02:32 AM

Great idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

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#6 posted 09-04-2014 08:56 PM

This is a beautiful box! Your attention to details is outstanding.

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