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Project by Macan posted 03-07-2016 02:05 PM 1863 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my daughter’s 25th Birthday. The outside is from Cherry and the inside from Hard Maple.
The plans called for Soft Maple but I have quite a bit of Hard Maple left over from some other projects
so I used that.

A link to the plan is http://canadianhomeworkshop.com/7739/project-plans/treasured-chest-build-a-jewelry-box#instruction6.

The plans were excellent and even had a little treasure hunt to them. Instead of calling out all dimensions for easy reference the author made the reader search a little. Between the drawings and instructions all the information is there.

Etching the tulips on the glass side doors was pretty easy. I had never etched glass before but they came out great the first time. I pulled an image off the internet and wrapped the glass with shelf liner. Here is a Youtube link for etching glass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSB47f6wYRg

The finish is 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal Semi Gloss.





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 03-07-2016 03:17 PM

Really beautiful and will only get more so as the Cherry ages. Very classical design elements make it really appealing.

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Jeepin85CJ7

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#2 posted 03-07-2016 03:51 PM

Great Looking Project, I am actually building this as we speak. The Cherry looks amazing.

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Mark

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#3 posted 03-07-2016 05:34 PM

Very nice project. Thank you for the links. I never would have thought of that for the etching.

-- Mark

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majuvla

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#4 posted 03-07-2016 06:46 PM

Absolutely astonish box. I bet she will keep it for generations.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Macan

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#5 posted 03-07-2016 07:01 PM

Thanks for the accolades. It was fun to build and my daughter loves it. She even showed it off on her Facebook page. I discovered two important things from the project. First I like making smaller sized projects because they are easier to manage and I like all the details. The second is I think I’ll splurge for an INCRA router top, fence system and lift. Being a machinist for many years I think in thousandths rather than 16ths.

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 03-07-2016 09:53 PM

beautiful jewelry box and you can’t go wrong with Incra products. Be sure to get the latest router lifter, it REALLY makes life easier even in thousandths.
I have the LS system on my table saw as well – want to shave a hair (3 thousandths) off, no problem

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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madburg

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#7 posted 03-08-2016 03:54 AM

Great box, like the etched glass. Hop that you don’t have to fill it for her!

-- Madburg WA

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Hawaiilad

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#8 posted 03-08-2016 09:21 AM

You did a great job on the build. This will be in your family for years to come I would think.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 03-08-2016 06:56 PM

beautiful work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Gregg M.

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#10 posted 05-11-2016 11:56 AM

Very nice. I have made several of these boxes for family and friends… minus the glass doors. I made the doors out of wood. Your glass doors came out great.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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Gregg M.

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#11 posted 05-11-2016 11:56 AM

Very nice. I have made several of these boxes for family and friends… minus the glass doors. I made the doors out of wood. Your glass doors came out great.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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