Jewelry Cases

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Project by Bruce posted 01-25-2008 04:30 AM 3033 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two cases built, with love, for Lily (7) and Rosie (11) for Christmas 2007. Finished with environmentally friendly water-based polyurethane, these units are safe for children. I used walnut for the sides and lids, maple drawers with cherry faces, and oak plywood trimmed with cherry for the shelves. This minimizes movement (hopefully) and allowed me to use sliding dovetail joints between the sides and shelves. The lids display an inlayed flower for which the girls are named. This project took all my spare time between July and December. I purchased the drawings from the New Yankee Workshop. Thanks, Norm!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#1 posted 01-25-2008 04:33 AM

Very nice! I really like the inlays.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-25-2008 04:34 AM

Good ones! I really like the bottom drawer slides. Are those dovetails on the drawers? And nice job on the tops.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#3 posted 01-25-2008 04:52 AM

Very nice. I especially like the top on Rosie’s. They’ll love it for many many years.


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#4 posted 01-25-2008 05:18 AM

I liked that episode of NYW. I think I have it on VHS somewhere. You did a great job.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 01-25-2008 05:20 AM

Pretty cool how the legs slide out to become a drawer, inlay work is wonderful!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 01-25-2008 05:38 AM

excellent posting. great job ….

welcome to lj’s

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#7 posted 01-25-2008 05:51 AM

Gee, thanks u guys! They were lots of fun to make.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#8 posted 01-25-2008 06:22 AM

Very Impressive! How did the young ladies react to them?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 01-25-2008 07:45 AM

Beautiful. The inlay is spectacular, and very apt for the little girl’s names. Inspiring work.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 01-25-2008 08:16 AM


-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 01-25-2008 10:58 AM

Great inlays. Two mighty fine heirloom boxes.

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#12 posted 01-25-2008 11:41 AM

Those are spectacular! The girls should be quite pleased and should be able to pass them on to their grand children. Don’t thank Norm – you built these beauties.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 01-25-2008 12:02 PM

Really! These are just beautiful! And the girls will never have trouble tellling whose is whose!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#14 posted 01-25-2008 01:58 PM

Excellent job the inlays look great along with all the rest…bet the loved them :>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#15 posted 01-25-2008 02:55 PM

This is a wonderful project. The inlays are wonderful. I am sure the girls will appreciate them and realize the “true worth” of the cases when they are older.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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