Jewelry Box

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Project by Mugsy posted 11-20-2016 06:49 PM 1041 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Daughter turned 18 and I wanted to do something special for her. I saw this one ( and wanted to make mine very similar.

All hand tools to resaw, thickness, smooth and for joinery. I even got to use my eggbeater drill for the first time. The only power tool used was the router to make the grooves because I haven’t bought a router plane yet.

There are dovetails underneath the legs just for structural reasons. My first dovetails so there are some gaps, but they’re covered anyway. Also the “inlays” in the lid were the result of trying splines for the miters and not paying attention to the way that they were being cut. So I filled them and they ended up very uneven.

Curly maple with mahogany. I’ll never again use curly maple for anything that needs to be resawn or hand planed! Finished with just one coat of natural Danish Oil and three coats of Johnson Paste Wax applied with 0000 steel wool.

-- Matt, San Antonio

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 07:00 PM

Great looking jewelry box! I like the wood combo and the tapered legs. I’m sure your daughter will love it—especially since it’s made by dad!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 07:34 PM

Interersting joinery on top and beveled corners/legs look very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 10:42 PM

This box is very nice and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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