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Project by Guy posted 05-29-2018 03:01 AM 1116 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my second Jewelry box build. I built this one for my Mother-in-law for her birthday this year. She is always going out of her way to do things for her family and others so I figured it was time to something special just for her. I had a lot of fun building this box. I really love the way it turned out. I think it is nicer than the one that I made for my wife for Christmas. I feel like I did a better job on this one. I hope to continue to get better. The box measures 8 3/4” Tall x 9 1/2” Deep x 15 1/2” Long. I milled all the wood to 1/2” thickness and the drawers were milled to 1/4” thickness. I used 95 degree stop hinges for the lid. It was stained with Golden Pecan stain followed by 2 coats of wipe on satin poly. The Mother-in-law seemed to really love it. Got a better reaction out of her than I did my wife.





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Rich

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 04:08 AM

Nice work. The miters look tight and it looks like you mortised the hinges nicely too.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Guy

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#2 posted 05-29-2018 04:32 AM

I was worried about the hinges. That was my first time. Did it all by hand. I think that was one of my most stressful points if the build. Was afraid I would ruin it.

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#3 posted 05-29-2018 06:09 AM

Nice design. It must be good when made of walnut

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-29-2018 09:54 AM

“I really love the way it turned out.”

And you should! Looks like a jewelry itself!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#5 posted 05-29-2018 11:54 AM

Beautiful and nice work! Your MIL will treasure it forever. Doing something for the first time (mortising the hinges), being so afraid you are going to ruin the whole project, then realizing you did it successfully makes for a great moment, eh?

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#6 posted 05-29-2018 01:09 PM

This is a beautiful jewelry box and you did a nice job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 05-29-2018 02:52 PM

Wow. Great job. That walnut is beautiful!

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splinterpicker

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#8 posted 05-29-2018 05:02 PM

I was thinking about making some of these for my daughters for Christmas this year. I was thinking of a simple rabbet joint for the drawers. How did you join your drawers?

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Guy

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#9 posted 05-29-2018 06:05 PM

So on the drawers I used a rabbit joint on the bottom and I 45’d all the corners. A simple rabbit joint may have been easier. I know most would have done a dado slot for the drawer bottom but the drawers are just shy of 2 inches deep so I wanted as much space as I could get. The ring storage box in the top is all cut on 45’s including the bottom of the box and just glued together. I was just messing around to see if I could do it and have it come out square which it did. I decided to use it for the ring holder when I realized I had over looked putting in a ring holder. Note on all the drawers they are all made out of 1/4 inch quarter sawn oak. I used that because it seems to stay flatter and doesn’t have so much flex or warping. I then stained them with dark walnut stain. Worked out well.

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Guy

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#10 posted 05-29-2018 06:38 PM


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Beautiful and nice work! Your MIL will treasure it forever. Doing something for the first time (mortising the hinges), being so afraid you are going to ruin the whole project, then realizing you did it successfully makes for a great moment, eh?

- KimAccurso


Yes it did. Thanks Kim.

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Billfish

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#11 posted 05-29-2018 07:52 PM

Beautiful jewelry box love the walnut Welome to LumberJocks

Bill

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#12 posted 05-30-2018 02:49 AM

That’s real nice.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#13 posted 05-30-2018 03:31 AM

Just plain beautiful. Excellent job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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