LumberJocks

NOT a jewelry box!

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dez posted 01-01-2011 02:19 AM 2219 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Instead a box for the person that has a lot of expensive jewelry! LOL!

“Seedling” Cherry I cut down from a friends back yard in Tacoma, WA, Spalted Alder – again from a friends place, Bloodwood – purchased from Sumner Woodworkers store in Sumner, WA and EVA foam (also known as instrument foam) – purchased from Friendly Foam here in WA. (the only company out of three to return an email!)

(I include links to the companies I dealt with because I was very happy with the customer service and product!)

Made for my Mother-in-Law as a Christmas present because she is the best MIL ever!
The most difficult project I have done to date Because I don’t really have a dedicated space for woodworking anymore or access to my “good” equipment that is in storage!

I will post a few pictures here and the rest (in no real order) is on Photobucket!
I hope you enjoy and all comments and questions are welcome!

P.S.
A review of the Trend Router and another tool or two to come soon!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!





27 comments so far

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

14748 posts in 2330 days


#1 posted 01-01-2011 02:31 AM

Hey Dez, Looks like your MIL is a pistol packin momma! :-)) Sorry, but i couldn’t resist :-)) Looks like a really nice job.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2428 days


#2 posted 01-01-2011 02:37 AM

Nice looking gun case. Very nicely done. I would suggest you treat your MIL’s daughter real well.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Dez's profile

Dez

1113 posts in 2732 days


#3 posted 01-01-2011 02:41 AM

Thanks guys!
Topa, I am glad you could not resist! She is and has owned a Harley as well!
ND2ELK, Maybe better than she deserves! (just don’t say that where she can hear it!) I have a “little leeway” – I am her ONLY son in law! LOL

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

View patron's profile (online now)

patron

13034 posts in 1996 days


#4 posted 01-01-2011 02:46 AM

you have done a superb work here dez

i’d be afraid
just to look at her
with that jewelry on
especially with that box in hand

thanks for the heads up lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View bigike's profile

bigike

4031 posts in 1943 days


#5 posted 01-01-2011 02:55 AM

very nice work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

View DragonLady's profile

DragonLady

298 posts in 1662 days


#6 posted 01-01-2011 04:00 AM

I like it!
Did you make the box in one piece, then cut through it to make a top and bottom half? I’ve got a box like this bouncing around in my brain, and don’t know how to go about making it.

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

View GaryL's profile

GaryL

1077 posts in 1485 days


#7 posted 01-01-2011 04:04 AM

Now that will turn some heads at the range.

Very nice!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

14748 posts in 2330 days


#8 posted 01-01-2011 04:31 AM

DragonLady, With all the tutorials on here and the web, you should be able to pull it off. Post your questions, yoiu know we will gladly answer ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View Dez's profile

Dez

1113 posts in 2732 days


#9 posted 01-01-2011 04:46 AM

patron, thanks and she is a good person, no need to be afraid – unless you said the wrong thing! lol
bigike, Thanks!
DragonLady, Yes, the box was glued up as one piece (with the cut made 1/2 way through before hand, my standard method for making smaller boxes like this.), I then applied the corner “bosses” and then cut the rest of the way through to separate the top from the rest of the box only because I wanted it in one “solid” piece while routing the recess for the corner pieces. Take a gander at the photobucket link and if you have any questions give me a holler!
GaryL Thanks to you also for the kind comment!
Topa, We are good at that are we not?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

14748 posts in 2330 days


#10 posted 01-01-2011 04:54 AM

We are ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7011 posts in 1958 days


#11 posted 01-01-2011 05:11 AM

dez it does my heart good to see the skills used without the arsenal of tools…its how a real wood workers shines…great job…ive thought of making a case like this for my son…except it would be for his briefs…but not his shorts…hes a teacher…toting his work in this kind of style would be classy for sure…super job…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8476 posts in 2303 days


#12 posted 01-01-2011 05:23 AM

very nice box!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View WoodenFrog's profile

WoodenFrog

2737 posts in 1568 days


#13 posted 01-01-2011 06:38 AM

Great work! That looks Like a jewel to me!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

View Dez's profile

Dez

1113 posts in 2732 days


#14 posted 01-01-2011 07:31 AM

I chose these materials based on the recipients (limited) choices as well as the overall colors!
They all have some red that tied it all together.

I bought a bunch of brass hardware (locks and handle mounts etc.) (Hardware Elf) for this project that I decided not to use – 1 or 2 pieces of brass just didn’t fit with the overall look.
I will just have to do another project that they will work with! LOL

Grizz, PurpLev, WoodenFrog!, Thank you for the kind words!

AS Always – I can point out all the boo boo’s and areas I could improve on. (If you want to know what those might be – message me and I will tell all! (If you see something , please let me know)!
(Thank the lords for low res and distance viewing!)
I want to wish all of the folks here A Happy New Year and many successful projects!

If you ain’t doing – you ain’t trying!
(I am sure I heard that somewhere other than INSIDE my own head)

From and by Dezri M. Dean
The DMD NUT!

Soon I hope to post another project based on this one using some different materials and the hardware I didn’t use! (I mis-cut the first batch of frame materials so I have the opportunity to do it again!)

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

14748 posts in 2330 days


#15 posted 01-01-2011 08:28 AM

Here’s to a successful salvage and a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

showing 1 through 15 of 27 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase