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My first jewelry box for my granddaughter

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Project by MikeSpanky posted 12-26-2014 01:05 PM 1600 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gave this to my only granddaughter (17) for Christmas. Since this was my first jewelry box I felt a plan to follow would be better. This is Rodney Johnson’s plan (http://rodswoodworking.com/jewelry-box-plans.html). I basically followed his instructions on over-all size for the box, made only a few minor adjustments with the drawer slides.

Made from aromatic cedar and poplar. The finished is danish oil and 3 coats of poly, sanding 220 and 400 grit between coats.

The most difficult part for me was the finger joints. Aromatic cedar chips out very easy even with a good backer board. It was the third try using the Incra jig that I finally got it right.

Thanks for looking.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 12-26-2014 01:24 PM

Looks good. I can imagine the difficulty working with that cedar…......so soft and splintery.
You did well. Nice Job.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Bobsboxes

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#2 posted 12-26-2014 02:52 PM

Looks like a very cherished gift, very nicely done. I to have made a few cedar boxes, can be very difficult to work with.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 01:29 AM

Very nice job. Would never guess it was a “first”. That is some exceptionally nice cedar and you did it proud.

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

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Patrick's work shop

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 07:59 AM

that is so beautiful

-- Patrick's work shop

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MikeSpanky

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#5 posted 12-27-2014 03:04 PM

Thanks guys. I loved making this box and love the look of cedar. Though difficult to work with, it usually turns out beautifully when finished.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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Tim_CPWD

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#6 posted 12-31-2014 01:24 AM

The box looks great. Finger joints came out awesome. I’ll bet she loved it. Nice job.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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