Jewelry Box

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Project by RichCMD posted 01-01-2017 04:08 AM 1221 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished the jewelry box I made for a friend of my wife. The box is made from mahogany that was left over from a blanket chest i built for my wife some time back. This is a rare venture into the world of “flat work” for me; I spend most of my time in the shop on turning projects. I do not have a table saw, jointer, or planner and lack much experience with hand tools, so this was a real learning experience for me. It is also the first time I used felt for a lining rather than using suede-tex. Not too bad, but next time I will do better.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#1 posted 01-01-2017 10:19 AM

Rich, I especially like the base molding on this box. Given the tools you had to work with, this is a nice design that works well. The sliding tray is a nice touch and adds to the usefulness.

You my have done this…it is difficult to tell from one photo, but when you install a stop chain be sure the distance between the hinge pivot and the anchor screw on bottom is longer than the distance between the hinge pivot and the anchor screw on the top or lid of the box. In other words, when the box is closed the anchor screw on the bottom should be more forward than the anchor screw on the top. This way the chain will fall into the box behind the bottom anchor point and won’t get tangled up as the lid is raised and lowered.

Nice, neat work. It is a great gift. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 01-01-2017 11:23 AM

Turned real out nice.

Happy New Year.

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#3 posted 01-01-2017 02:50 PM

Well done! Even more so given a lack of tools I couldn’t imagine working without.

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#4 posted 01-01-2017 07:28 PM

Boxguy, thanks for the hint. The chain seemed to fall in the box without a problem, so maybe I got lucky and id it right. Next time I’ll know how to make sure it will work right.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#5 posted 01-01-2017 11:25 PM

Rich, this is a beautiful box and you have done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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