Mother's Day Jewelry Box

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Project by JBfromMN posted 10-19-2010 03:28 PM 1614 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have 2 little girls and the 3of us decided to do something nice for Mom this past year. We all sat down with all of th eissue I have of Wood Magazine and found a project we could make for Mother’s Day.

Took about 3 weeks to do out in the shop. The reason it took so long was it was tough to get time out there with both the girls and not raise too much suspicion from their mother. The girls are 4 and 8 btw and all they did was hold pieces and some sanding. Shop time it shop time with the little ones though.

Back to the project, we made it out of walnut like the plans called for, however the 8 year old came up with the idea to add the maple fronts to the drawers and the ring bar for accent. She has quite a flair for design I think.

Let mw know what you all think.

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 03:36 PM

Nice work. Great to get kids involved. I like the 2 wood combo also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 03:37 PM

Very nice.
Like the timber combination

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 08:28 PM

Same as the guys abobe, plus I never saw such a design before. Sure handy and real nice!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 10-19-2010 09:35 PM

Beautiful jewelry box. Your daughters do have flair, as do you. Very nice and skillful job. I love it. Gotta look through my wood mags and find this I’ve gotta make this for the wife. Great job, you three.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 09:54 PM

Looks great. It’s hard to hide surprises from the boss.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-19-2010 10:43 PM

Well done. Nice to get the little started early.

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#7 posted 10-20-2010 01:57 AM

Whoops… now what will the little ladies be expecting dad to make them? Ha.

Well done… really like the box and your daughter had great design changes. Mom will be proud, obviously.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#8 posted 10-20-2010 02:56 PM

Outstanding and looks really great. Would love to view the insides. Am happy to hear of your two great helpers.

Davey from Fujisawa, Japan


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#9 posted 10-20-2010 03:34 PM

Very nice little cabinet, you have some sweet daughters, and a lucky wife.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 10-20-2010 03:41 PM


The inside is show in the other 2 photos. One with all of my wifes Junk/Jewelry loaded into it. ;)

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#11 posted 10-20-2010 04:12 PM

That’s sweet. Nice build.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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