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Project by dustyal posted 1266 days ago 1251 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The tray: Cherry with purple heart and oak ply bottom. Inside = 1.5” x 8.5” x 9” shellac and poly

My wife wanted it, and she declared she wanted that dimension for the INSIDE of the box. She also wanted the handle to be smaller, and the box tray to be light in weight. She KNOWS that a square box would have been faster/easier, but after 40 years, I’ve just learned to make it so. She liked it and it serves her purpose.

The box: Overall, 3.75” x 3.75” x 7” sapele, unkown top; shellac and poly

She wanted a jewelry box that would hold two wide bracelets. So, I made it to hold just two wide bracelets. The idea is that if it was bigger I might be expected to buy more jewelry to fill it… ?

... and the Zinsser clear shellac can states “not recommended for sealer under poly” I’m not sure what’s up with that… seems to work well for me.

Anyway, fun simple projects in small shop on winter days.

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





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itsmic

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#1 posted 1266 days ago

Very well done, I like the lip for the lid to fit over, looks to be a real snug fit, that’ a good thing, pretty wood, and good craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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jack1

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#2 posted 1266 days ago

Good lookin pieces.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Karson

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#3 posted 1266 days ago

Great looking tray and it looks just like the plans.

I did like the box at our show and tell.

Very good Al.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1266 days ago

”“not recommended for sealer under poly”

If the Shellac isn’t dewaxed , then the Poly won’t always adhere to it.
Zinsser Seal Coat is dewaxed shellac.
Did her specified internal measurements include the handle placement ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1265 days ago

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1265 days ago

Nice caddy!! Thanks for the idea :-)

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

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