Sister's Xmas Gift

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Project by angelis posted 11-24-2008 05:16 AM 1968 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box is for my sister for christmas. Now after my Wife has watched me make this for my Sister, I know I need to get to work on one for her.

Wood is Black Limba for the top and legs and Walnut for the sides, bottom and dividers.

Finish is Super Blond Shellac and 2 coats of Danish Oil.

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#1 posted 11-24-2008 05:24 AM


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#2 posted 11-24-2008 05:31 AM

Very nice. I’ve never seen a leg/joint setup like that.

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

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#3 posted 11-24-2008 08:13 AM

Awesome work. Another idea might be to incorporate necklace organizer in the bottom of the lid. It can be as simple as strips of velcro glued to thin slices of the liner material

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#4 posted 11-24-2008 08:25 AM

did you use a router/jig to make those cuts on the leg joints? or I suppose you could make a jig for the table saw as well. Or maybe even easiest would be to cut with dado blade while the stock is square then “angle” off the “legs”? I wish people would discuss their order of operations ‘n joinery more often…..beautiful box btw

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#5 posted 11-24-2008 01:32 PM

A rather spiffy looking box with some very interesting joints. I’d really like to see what kind of setup you use to cut them.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 11-24-2008 01:42 PM

Very unique and pretty jewelry box.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 11-24-2008 03:06 PM

Cool, love the design, beautiful wood. Super!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 11-24-2008 03:18 PM

Very very nice box. Unique joinery!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 11-24-2008 06:53 PM

The legs were cut from one continuous piece. I used a dado at a 45 degree, ran it through on both sides. Then cut them to length, curved them on the bandsaw. Then finished them with a chamfer cut on the router table.

The top is connected with barrel hinges. I was sweating it a bit when I chamfered the top on the table saw. I was just waiting for the blade to hit the brass hinges in the wood, luckily no.

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#10 posted 11-24-2008 07:20 PM

I love that “Black limba,” I don’t think Ive heard of it before. Unique design, really nice.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 11-24-2008 08:06 PM

This is magnificent work!

-- Not my woodworking

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#12 posted 11-25-2008 01:25 AM

Great choice of woods! And I really like the design, but especially the corner joinery.
Nice Job.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#13 posted 11-25-2008 01:58 AM

That is a very nice looking box. I really like the wood choice…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#14 posted 06-23-2010 10:49 AM

Very nice corner joints.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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