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Cherry Jewelry Box

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Project by Luke Addington posted 03-16-2015 06:24 PM 1770 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a cherry jewelry box I finished in January. The wood is nice air dried stuff from my Amish friends in Ohio. The joinery consists of dovetails for the carcass, dovetails & shiplaps for the tray, and bridle joints & grooves for the lid. The moldings are simple miters with a nice chamfer. The adhesive for this (and all of my other projects) is hide glue. I like Old Brown Glue from William Patrick Edwards in San Diego. The finish is three coats of Tried & True oil varnish. Each coat is applied then left to dry for a week under a fan. After the first coat is dried it is burnished with 0000 steel wool. Then each additional coat is burnished with a fine linen cloth after drying. I like to heat the oil to 140° before applying nice thin coats with a linen cloth. All work was done by hand and all of the surfaces were left from the smooth plane.

This was a really fun build – the tiny dovetails for the sliding tray (I like to call them Quailtails) are my favorite part. I am really happy with the fit of the hinges. They’re tiny 1/4” 90° stop hinges from Brusso. Here’s a little video of the action of the sliding tray https://instagram.com/p/xfeQhtl3Gr/

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Luke, http://www.AddingtonFurniture.com





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#1 posted 03-16-2015 07:20 PM

One of my favorite boxes. Beautiful work

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 07:24 PM

Thank you Joe – I figured it was finally time to start a profile here. Seems like a great community!

-- Luke, http://www.AddingtonFurniture.com

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 07:56 PM

Beautiful! The grain really pops. Did you use anything other than the Tried and True oil varnish to achieve that pop?

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#4 posted 03-16-2015 08:10 PM



Beautiful! The grain really pops. Did you use anything other than the Tried and True oil varnish to achieve that pop?

- ignatz

Hi! Thank you very much! I only used the Tried & True oil varnish. For me the oil took a very long time to dry thoroughly (and I live in the desert with no humidity). The can said 1-3 days to dry, I found for it to really dry it took a week under a fan between coats. All I did after the last coat was applied was burnish it with some Liberon 0000 steel wool!

-- Luke, http://www.AddingtonFurniture.com

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#5 posted 03-17-2015 12:00 AM

Nice work, finely crafted.

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#6 posted 03-17-2015 12:02 AM

That’s a beautiful box! Your dove/quailtails came out great—and the grain on that cherry really looks nice!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 03-17-2015 12:07 AM

Very nice box, Love the finish too… I might have to steal your “Quailtails” term for a upcomming project I have…

-- Tomy Hovington

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#8 posted 03-17-2015 01:31 AM

Very nice.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#9 posted 03-17-2015 01:54 PM

You did a beautiful job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 07-02-2015 12:36 PM

Very nice. Lotsa gr8 details

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