Jewelry boxes

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Project by NoSlivers posted 1718 days ago 1339 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a jewelry box each two of my granddaughters. One is age 5 and the other 3, so I wanted to add a “secret” drawer but didn’t want the release to be too complex. One of the tray supports in each of the boxes isn’t glued in and is a sliding dovetail joint. Once that support is slid upward, it releases the drawer from the back of the case. Unfortunately, making this joint work “just right” caused me to have to assemble & take apart several times, causing the dovetail joints on the box to develop some looseness. I’ll get over it.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#1 posted 1718 days ago

I like it a lot super cool design and great build. The angled corners and top really set it off.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1717 days ago

Nicely done. Good engineering too.

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#4 posted 1717 days ago

Great job! I really like the figured wood & compound angles on the top, like Jim says it really sets it off.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#5 posted 1717 days ago

Great Job, my Friend!! I love the lid! You have me thinking now with those secret drawers too… super idea!
What kind of wood is it? It’s Pretty stuff… Cherry?
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-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 1717 days ago

Very nice jewelry box. Well done keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#7 posted 1717 days ago

Mike, it’s maple, except for the bottoms of the tray, box and drawer. Saved the most highly figured for the lids of course. Thanks

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#8 posted 1717 days ago

Fantastic job! Love the design and the secret drawer is a nice addition. Beautifull wood also.

Keep it up.


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

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