Jewelry Box

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Project by dannorocks posted 07-21-2015 10:04 AM 713 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made my wife a jewelry box for her birthday this year. I wanted to test my hand tool skills and jointed the entire box and drawers with dovetails. It came out alright; however the stock was already cut thin 3/8” thick and was cupping so the case took lots of planing to look halfway decent after glue up. I couldn’t quite blind dovetail the drawer fronts since they were so thin so I did through tails and it came out alright. Finishing is everything and I’m still learning a lot on that too! I did glue the feet I made for it on and the drawer pulls are glued too. She likes dark wood and I had scraps of maple and mahogany so I stained them and it came out alright; but I think it would have looked much better with just varnish and no stain, oh well. The customer is always right!

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#1 posted 07-21-2015 10:27 AM

Beautiful joints, I like it’s rustic look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-21-2015 11:08 AM

It looks real nice. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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#3 posted 07-23-2015 04:01 AM

Don’t be down about this. I think it looks great.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#4 posted 07-23-2015 01:15 PM

This thing looks exactly how it should look, like it has been around for a couple of hundred years. The design and finish say it all. Hard to beat that rustic and well preserved look. Good job on this one.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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