3 Level Jewelry boxes, with cornerpost dovetails

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Project by spazinout posted 04-09-2015 04:21 PM 2420 views 17 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two more jewelry boxes that I just finished up. A friend of mine saw the first one that I did and asked if I could build one for him to give to his wife as an anniversary present. I decided to build two, so that I could utilize my setup time better for each step in the process, and so that they could pick whichever they like better. The lighter colored box is quartersawn sycamore, which I had never seen before, but fell in love with the unique grain. The other is cherry that was actually just given to me by an older gentleman who was glad to see I was getting into woodworking and wanted to help me out a little. Both boxes have walnut accents. I used Brusso Stop hinges on these boxes instead of the barrel hinges like on my first one. I like them better, because I don’t need the chain to hold the lid from falling open. They are cashy but very nice. Overall I am very happy with how these turned out. Still not perfect by any means, but I am getting better and better with each project. Thanks for looking, and any pointers are always welcome if you see something that I can do to improve.

P.S. She chose the sycamore box as her gift.

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 04:25 PM

They look Great!

How did you do the corner post detail? I have done similar with my Incra fence.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 04:41 PM

Thanks WoodNSawdust. I have the original incra jig on my router table. It barely has enough capacity to do these jewelry boxes at 7” tall. Saving up for the bigger Incra LS now. . Can’t wait

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 12:02 AM

They look great! I’m sure she will love her new jewelry box!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 07:23 PM

These are beautiful and very nicely done.

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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#5 posted 04-12-2015 12:12 AM

I like the build design, straightforward with the right router setup. The wood choices are great.

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 12:31 PM

Nice design and builds. I like the contrasting woods and dovetails.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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