Jewelery box

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Project by Andraxia posted 2008 days ago 1414 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my sister who has a lot of jewelery but never had a jewelery box. It was made fairly early on in my woodworking journey but I liked it. It is unstained as my sister wanted to choose the stain. It took me about a total of 3 hours not including drying time for the glue.

Most the joints are butt joints as I did not feel confident enough to do dove tails at the time – that has changed. I will make her another one soon.

Things I learned -1) flocking is a very messy job and you should wear a mask to prevent sneezing. 2) Even when not running router bits can still cut your fingers! 3) I wish I had done this in a more exotic timber.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#1 posted 2008 days ago

Nice job, it looks great and it sounds like it helped you move further along in your woodworking journey. I am sure your sister loves it.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 2008 days ago

I like the grain on the top…..great job! Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2008 days ago

A very nice box for a beginner, & the pine looks nice.

If its Wood, its Good!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 2008 days ago

Thats a nice job on the jewelry box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 2008 days ago

Nice job. Trust me… it’s good to hone your skills on cheaper lumber before you start cutting on the expensive stuff.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 2007 days ago

Copy that Charllie, I echo the same sentiments. I turn 9 on the 29th!!

-- --Chuck

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#7 posted 2006 days ago

Lookin good, keep it up.

Exotic wood is expensive, and you worry alot about messing it up. This stuff can take practice.

There are other joints that are not quite as finiky as dovetails. Miter with spline, half lap, ...
Practice them all.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 1990 days ago

Very nice and your going to do just fine. It only takes years of practice, but it goes by fast, and your rewards will be great.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 1951 days ago

I hope that my first jewelry box will come out this well : ) I believe that everyone practices on Pine and then moves up as our skills improve . I’ve made a lot of nice things from Pine and learned a lot from using it so much .

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#10 posted 1821 days ago

Neat box

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 1821 days ago


-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#12 posted 1469 days ago

great looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#13 posted 1254 days ago

This is a really nice JB. Sounds like you mighta been “flocked-up” a bit …..... lol I’ve been lookin at that stuff, but haven’t tried it yet. I”m kinda just now gettin into makin some boxes. I think once you put the glue in the drawers, I wonder if you could put it and the flocking into a bag, and shake it around… like shake-n-bake chicken… ? just a thought. Keep on makin dust. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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