Cedar Jewelry Box

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Project by TheuneM posted 12-22-2015 08:01 PM 633 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas gift for my wife using leftover cedar from another project. It took me two days to create, but it was time well spent. I started out with two blocks of wood that were 10×10x2 inches and then using a table saw and planer I turned them into 4×8x1/4 inch pieces, making sure to only use the red part of the cedar, after which I had to decide how to put it all together, as you can see I decided on how. I had first planed putting felt in the bottom, but my grandmother took one look at the box and told me the best thing to do would be to line it with black velvet, like always she was right, I can’t believe I ever thought of using anything else. The finished dimensions are 4×4x8 inches and I finished it with Danish oil.

-- I Measure twice cut once, because I still haven't found the board stretcher.

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#1 posted 12-22-2015 08:24 PM

Nice Job, I love using red ceder for Jewelry boxes

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 08:49 PM

time well spent indeed ! very nice – what finish if any ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 12-22-2015 08:52 PM

That is a real beauty and you did a fine job on it.

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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#4 posted 12-22-2015 09:01 PM

Thanks for the compliments, the best part about making something is how much its enjoyed and appreciated. I have updated the description adding the fact that I used danish oil to finish it, In my opinion it really bringing out the true beauty of the wood. If anyone has any suggestions for improvements I would welcome them, I am already thinking of making another one.

-- I Measure twice cut once, because I still haven't found the board stretcher.

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