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Meagan's Jewelry Box

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Project by knotscott posted 03-06-2009 02:56 PM 1686 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jewelry box made for my oldest son’s girlfriend. It’s a combination of maple, curly maple, birdseye maple, and padauk. The style was inspired by a project featured in Wood Magazine a couple of years back.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....





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spaids

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#1 posted 03-06-2009 03:21 PM

Man that Padauk is beautiful! I think I just love the dark stuff. Dark wood, Dark beer. How did you cut the chamfer on the feet? They are small enough that it seems like it could be tricky.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#2 posted 03-06-2009 03:55 PM

This is a really nice box. I remember the plan for this one and your interpretation of it is excellent. You chose a nice complimentary set of woods too.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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knotscott

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#3 posted 03-06-2009 03:57 PM

Yeah, the feet were a bit small, so I chamfered two sides and two ends on a router table while they were still one larger rectangular piece, then cut the 4 feet from that piece after, and chamfered each of remaining sides individually, holding them with a small quickgrip type clamp.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 03-06-2009 04:16 PM

Really nice box.

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

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#5 posted 03-06-2009 06:23 PM

Very nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-06-2009 07:42 PM

Beautiful ! I’m sure it was a hit with your son’s girlfriend. Any girl would love to have this.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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#7 posted 03-06-2009 08:49 PM

That’s a Beauty. Great job on that.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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pinkfish

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#8 posted 03-06-2009 09:24 PM

BTW how did you campher the top pieces? I was making my own box recently and thought about trying to campher the top and didn’t come up with a very good solution. I used a sander which wasn’t great, took way too long and was not terribly accurate.

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#9 posted 03-06-2009 10:42 PM

Great box, great choice of woods, very nicely done. Thanks for sharing

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knotscott

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#10 posted 03-07-2009 06:59 PM

Thanks for the supportive comments everyone. Padauk does have some amazing color.

BTW how did you campher the top pieces? I was making my own box recently and thought about trying to campher the top and didn’t come up with a very good solution. I used a sander which wasn’t great, took way too long and was not terribly accurate.

It was a couple of years ago, and I honestly don’t remember exactly what I did. I do remember it being a challenge, but IIRC the top bevel was done on the table saw…and possibly in conjuction with the jointer.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#11 posted 03-08-2009 09:36 AM

Nicely done. I like how the dividers came out.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#12 posted 05-05-2010 03:58 AM

very nice box, the top is great.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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