Jewelry Box

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Project by danriffle posted 06-11-2016 03:06 AM 3192 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love the ‘cove and pin’ joint, so I designed this jewelry box to showcase it. It’s a complicate build but I think the end result is worth the effort.

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#1 posted 06-11-2016 07:08 AM

Indeed beautiful joints. Whole box looks pretty awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-11-2016 09:51 AM

Very nice. Ive never seen a design quite like this.

-- Andy Smith

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#3 posted 06-11-2016 10:25 AM

unique, functional and out of the box thinking – love the design

-- 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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#4 posted 06-11-2016 01:47 PM

Unique joinery and a fine build. Is the joinery made with a jig?

-- wood crafting & classes

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#5 posted 06-11-2016 02:24 PM

danriffle, very attractive and tight joinery, especially for a jewelry box. I also like that you showed off your concept by eliminating the ‘box’ sides.

Just curious how strong the cove & pins are compared to lap, half-blind dovetail or box joints. For a jewelry box they are more than adequate, I’m sure, and beautiful. Got an spare pieces you’d be comfortable submitting to a stress test?

-- Anthonyhbm

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#6 posted 06-11-2016 02:24 PM

Thanks, everyone! The joints are done with a shop made jig and a bunch of hand work.

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#7 posted 06-11-2016 04:18 PM

“I think the end result is worth the effort.”
you THINK it was worth the effort?? My good sir! It was DEFINITELY worth the effort !


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#8 posted 06-11-2016 04:32 PM

Great work, beautiful box.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 06-11-2016 05:13 PM

I like it. Well done, nice style too. It’s good to see designs outside the norm.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#10 posted 06-11-2016 08:45 PM

Dan, I like the joinery on the drawers. You have a fine design and finish. Looks like you are making several copies. I am surprised you did not carry the clover design through to the leg joints as well. Maybe it would be too much. I like the open concept to show off your joinery.

What is the plan for the top? Would it function better with a rim or as another storage area with a lid? Is the plan to pull the drawers and set them on the top? Nice concepts and interesting design. Skillful work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 06-11-2016 11:48 PM

Very nice design and excellent job on the joinery!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 06-12-2016 02:38 AM

Indeed unique. Very nice looking box.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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#13 posted 06-12-2016 12:16 PM

Very cool. Love those corner joints!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 06-13-2016 12:44 PM

Very attractive looking table and drawers.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#15 posted 06-13-2016 06:19 PM

This is very creative. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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