Jewelry box

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Project by oscorner posted 01-20-2007 12:21 PM 2424 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box for my neice for a Christmas present a couple of years ago. It is made of white wood. The top tray was routed out and lined with felt. The original design did not have the top with ridges, instead this was a change caused by a tearout caused when using my hand plane to smooth the top. Afterwards I used my router to remove the tearout and continued with this to come up with the design. The most dificult part of this jewelry box was gluing the molding around the base of the box. I ended up using brads and glue to attach the molding as the clamps I had would not apply the equal pressure needed to hold the molding in place. A small chain was used to keep the top from opening up enough to sprang the hinges.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#1 posted 01-20-2007 01:52 PM

It’s been said before, the art of good woodworking is hiding, or disguising our mistakes. The box looks good.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 01-20-2007 02:54 PM

what a beautiful gift!! (and a great backup plan)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-20-2007 04:35 PM

Hi Mark;
—-what a cause for giving thanks!

Any great worker of wood knows how to turn what could have been a no-show into what is now a great-show of wood art!!!


-- --frank, NH,

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#4 posted 01-20-2007 06:49 PM

Nice Box, sometimes a flaw in the wood tends to make the project more outstanding by adjusting it with a small change of plans.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 01-21-2007 05:49 AM

Thanks for the wonderful comments,all. She was quite pleased with it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 01-21-2007 06:11 AM

The box is great.

I’ve found out a way to assist in the clamping process. Get some automotive Bondo which is used to repair car dents. mix it up, put some saran wrap on the molding to keep the Bondo from sticking and make it kind like a form that you can put the clamps on. It might be a cardboard dam which will give you a flat edge where the clamp need to go.

Once the bondo has hardened, it can be shaped to give you clearance on the box side and a flat side on the clamp side. Glue and clamp.

I’ve also used bondo to make curved sanding blocks that help sanding curved moulding. Use some self stick paper to stick to them and sand away.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 01-21-2007 01:01 PM

now isn’t that just the most cleverist solution, Karson. Thanks for sharing
(storing that away in the memory bank)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 04-19-2007 06:44 AM

Thank you, Karson. I used Bondo in my younger days for car repairs, but I guess I’ll have to start thinking of using it in my woodworking, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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