Cufflink/Jewelry Boxes

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Project by sultanofsawdust posted 01-28-2015 02:54 PM 1701 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is part of a series of boxes I am building to teach myself basic woodworking. I purchased a book on basic box-making and am building them in order of the book. I recently discovered this sight, and thought I would share my latest project.

The base of the box is soft maple and the accent wood (in the lid and the miter keys) is padauk. It is finished with two coats of a semi-gloss oil and urethane mix.

I am currently using one of the boxes as my new cufflinks and keepsake box.

If you want to see the build process, you can check out my Tumblr.

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 03:59 PM

Very nice box, well executed!

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#2 posted 01-28-2015 04:42 PM

Awsome colours. It’s my favourite design with three parts of box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 05:39 PM

You’re doing a real nice job on these.

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 01-28-2015 06:00 PM

Hello sultanofsawdust

Welcome in this fantastic website

Very nice work for all your beautiful boxes

A lot of good idea in your book

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 01-28-2015 10:48 PM

wonderful project!

i have been trying to make those cantilever boxes but i have failed miserably, not once but twice. :(
first one did not align the boxes, and the other one did by i put them backwards!

your box gives me hope that i will do one of those correctly. any tips?


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#6 posted 01-29-2015 01:45 AM

The only advice I can give is to use a drilling template. Cut a piece of 1/8” plywood the exact size of the side of your box. Predrill it, clamp it to the side, drill the holes, then do the other side by flipping your template over. That way the holes are all lined up on both sides.

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#7 posted 02-01-2015 08:22 PM

Very Nice Jewellery box Indeed! Teaching Yourself How? Hell of a job doing so!

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#8 posted 02-01-2015 10:34 PM


Well, like the description says, I bought a book and am following it in order. The first box you build is very basic and teachers you one or two skills. The second chapter adds a skill, and the third box/chapter adds yet another. So I’m learning cool skills, learning how to build various jigs (the book is very good about giving instructions on the jigs necessary), and on top of all of that I end up with some pretty cool stuff!

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#9 posted 02-28-2015 03:29 AM

Nice work. What book are you working from?

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