Jewelry Box

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Project by TheKraftsman posted 01-06-2009 10:39 PM 1606 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box (plans available through woodonline) was a Christmas gift for my Sister. This was my first attempt at woodworking to such a small scale and I could not believe how much more difficult it was than building a cabinet or chest. Every little error is magnified ! Just trying to align the hinges on the doors took me hours to complete to my liking … It was worth all the effort though .. she loved it !

-- Chris, The Kyserike Kraftsman -

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#1 posted 01-06-2009 11:03 PM

Nice job!

Isn’t it funny how the smaller the piece, the bigger the errors look? :-)

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

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#2 posted 01-07-2009 01:34 AM

Sweet! Love the contrasting wood.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#3 posted 01-07-2009 03:02 AM

Nice case. I’m sure your sister was thrilled. Now you are ready to make some nice wall clocks; even more challenging in my book.

With my law enforcement background I’m not a fan of jewelry boxes. They just give burglars an quick easy target. But they are nice for “costume” type jewelry. Expensive stuff should be locked up or well hidden.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-07-2009 04:00 AM

Very nice, I am sure she loved it

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 01-07-2009 04:26 AM

Very nice build, Your sister will enjoy it i`m sure.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 01-07-2009 04:52 AM

Really nice build. I’m sure your sister loved it. I assume the lighter wood is maple? The contrasting woods really add to the custom look! I just saw the tool box for your also-anyway you need more family to remember at Christmas, if so just call me Cuz-Cuzzin!

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#7 posted 01-07-2009 04:57 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments … The piece is made from black walnut and birds-eye maple for the drawers and door pulls … I’ve already started planning my next gift … a tack trunk for my youngest daughter :-)

-- Chris, The Kyserike Kraftsman -

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#8 posted 01-07-2009 05:44 AM

Well done, this one is on my list of future projects.

-- Cody Crisp

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#9 posted 01-07-2009 05:50 AM

Beautiful jewelry box. You did a great job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 05-20-2009 09:37 PM

great piece

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

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#11 posted 05-21-2009 03:57 AM

Super cool jewelry box such a nice design and great build

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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