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Project by jensen posted 1686 days ago 1345 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s one of my wife’s presents for christmas, ill be posting the other on here in a little bit, but anyways its a jewlery box (my first one) made of walnut, hard maple, and zebra wood. The longest part in making this thing, was the sitting and thinking! “How is it going to hold the earings? How am I going to make the drawer slide! I wanted the slide to be molded into the side of the drawer, and a negative of that to be applied to the box. That took a couple of hours to think up, then was working with the brass stock, and how to hold the stuff while I drill through the tiny pieces without scratching the brass, you know stuff like that. Its all figured out now, and I think ill be making a few more bigger ones in the near future. By the way I should have the upolstry done next week sometime. Hope you like! By the way this is my first post! Thanks for having me!

-- jensen smith, Derby ks. " if you think you can, you can; if you think you cant, your right!"





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Vince85

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#1 posted 1686 days ago

Very Nice. I am also making my wife a jewelry box for Christmas my first as well. I hope mine turns out half as nice as yours.
Im fairly new here too but I will be the first to welcome you and tell you this is an addictive site!

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1686 days ago

Very nice, a very unique design and super work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jensen

8 posts in 1998 days


#3 posted 1686 days ago

Thanks guys, Ive been on the site for a while, but being deployed and stuff has Taken me away from the woodworking and being able to post something. Im glad im home for the holidays, and am able to actually get something on this site.

-- jensen smith, Derby ks. " if you think you can, you can; if you think you cant, your right!"

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Wingstress

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#4 posted 1686 days ago

Great job! I love the book matched top The legs are also very unique. Where did you get the brass stock? Also, what type of router bits did you use to create the drawer slide? Did you create the geometry and hardware for the expanding tray or did you buy it? Sorry for all the questions, but you pulled a couple tricks I haven’t seen on too many boxes. (If on any.)
Well done. Keep Posting!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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jensen

8 posts in 1998 days


#5 posted 1686 days ago

Thanks Tom! Well To anwser some questions; I bought a 3/8 rod about 2 ft long at a local tool store that sells everything!, and the smaller rod,the pivot points on the tray and the hangers, were from a brazing rod. I had to get the white coating off and cut and polish, It wasnt like I had a ton to make, so i decided that i would do it that way( couldnt find 1/8 brass rod anywhere) it still took a little while, but it was worth it. The expanding tray was done by myself also (hardware included). It just pivots on those three brass pins. Then the best trick about the box was probably the slide. What I did was get a ogee bit (I think mine was 1/2 inch). take the bearing off, and grind the top of the stud off. Thats your profile for the case( run it like you would a straight bit. Then move the fence and rout each edge while moving the fence closer each time. Then when your close start to just sneek up on it. It comes out great. I have a chamfer bit with the stud ground off that I use for jack miters (with a jig that I made). Hope this helps

-- jensen smith, Derby ks. " if you think you can, you can; if you think you cant, your right!"

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bill merritt

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#6 posted 1686 days ago

Good job and I to would love a link to where you got it if that’s possible. But keep up the good work on both projects,excellent.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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Wingstress

328 posts in 2113 days


#7 posted 1686 days ago

HA! I got it right. When I saw the drawer slide, I thought, “He must have used an Ogee bit, but I’ve never seen one that didn’t have a bearing.” Grinding off the end of the bit huh? Cool idea, but I would never have tried something that ballsy… Maybe I’ll try it on an old bit first…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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bigike

4031 posts in 1887 days


#8 posted 1686 days ago

now thats a sweet box, i like everything about it the only thing is the pic dosent do it justice i know.

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

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Tom Goodman

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#9 posted 1686 days ago

COOL ! and that drawer slide . . Very COOL !

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

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littlecope

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#10 posted 1686 days ago

Excellent Job, Jensen!! What a lot of great and unique features!! Hats off to you, Sir!!
Thank You for your Service and I hope You have a Wonderful Christmas and New Year, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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scrappy

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#11 posted 1686 days ago

Wonderfull box. Great design and build. Unique way of useing an ogee bit. Turned out very nice.

Keep it up.

Welcome to LJ’s

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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eddy

926 posts in 1963 days


#12 posted 1686 days ago

nice box very well done
i have tried to do the top pivoting tray before and i just cant seem to get the geometry corect.
did you figure it out your self? i have been stumbling on this for a little while. i like the way you did the drawer looks nicer than the 1 i recenty did
thaks for explayning how you did that part

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Monty Queen

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#13 posted 1686 days ago

Great job, extremely nice.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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RS Woodworks

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#14 posted 1686 days ago

Very very nice, I like it. The drawer slide is fantastic.
I personally think the length of the brass rod holding the legs to the side are too long, i.e the legs are too far away from the box.
But I’m sure your gift will be appreciated.
I made my wife a jewelry box for X-mas a few years ago and she cried (a good cry I’m told).

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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jensen

8 posts in 1998 days


#15 posted 1686 days ago

Thats funny that you would say that Ryan, because I just got done cutting the last spacer about 5 min ago. I too thought that the spacers were to long, so I made them about half the size they are in the pic. When everythings done (i.e. inside, dividers, new spacers) ill post it. Thanks for the kind words guys!

-- jensen smith, Derby ks. " if you think you can, you can; if you think you cant, your right!"

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