My First Jewelry Box

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This is my first attempt at making a jewelry box. The box is solid maple with a somewhat curly maple lid. It is 6” x 9” and 3 ¾“ tall including the feet. It was both fun and frustrating making it. More details in the blog.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#1 posted 2681 days ago

Beautiful jewelry box and your first attempt! ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 2681 days ago

Man, that turned out wonderful Fred. Terrific piece! Bet your wife was thrilled.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#3 posted 2681 days ago

Very nice jewelry box! Nice and simple in its design – I’m a softy for simplicity. Well done.

-- † Hops †

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#4 posted 2681 days ago

Fred – Beautiful piece. Congrats.

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#5 posted 2681 days ago

Very classy Fred. The corners melted together perfectly.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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#6 posted 2681 days ago

This is a really fine job on the jewelry box Fred, inset hinges and all. Very well done as a matter of fact. Bet it made your wife happy!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 2681 days ago

it’s lovely !!!

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#8 posted 2681 days ago

Nice Fred. Bet that made the mrs. very happy. jockmike

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

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#9 posted 2681 days ago

Very nice Fred,
Now that you have that fancy bit you’ll have to start mass producing them.

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

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 2681 days ago

It sure looks good!

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#11 posted 2681 days ago

Very nice inside and out.

-- John

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#12 posted 2681 days ago

Your first attempt? Well from the looks of it you could have been making them for some time. Very nice. I hope my first attempts at projects turn out as well.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 2681 days ago

Nice job! I’m currently making two jewelry boxes for my wife and Mom’s Mother’s Day presents. What was your source for the hinges? My local WW store has a Rockler section and the hinges I like are about $20. Seems high. Rockler does have a nice selection of self-adhesive felt and other inserts for jewelry boxes I did like however. Great job, again.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#14 posted 2681 days ago

To everyone – Yes, it was my first jewelry box. I did, however, make a letter box for my daughter. My wife has not seen it yet. We have an anniversary on April 29 so she will receive it then.

Dick – Now that I have everything worked out and the jig, I could mass produce them. Oak, Cherry, Walnut, etc. Hmmmm, not too early to start on Holiday gifts.

USC Jeff – hinges at Rockler $2.49 pair. Stock #21141. I guess the USC is not University of Southern California. I asked my wife if she wanted a felt lining and she said no. BTW, I am not affiliated with nor employed by Rockler or any of their advertising agencies, suppliers or distributors.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#15 posted 2680 days ago

Nice jewelry box! Excellent work, nice miters, flawless hinge installation which isn’t easy to do.



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