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Small Jewlery Box for my Wife

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Project by Karson posted 01-29-2007 11:26 PM 2281 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some leftover scrap cherry which contained the wain off a board and so I practiced resawing it into two 3/8” thick slices.

Then our woodworkers club was having a workshop on Finger Joints so I thought I’d take my cherry slices over to make finger joints on them.

There was one thing unique. The boards were not the same width, one end was wider than the other end. So here was the challenge in the class “Make finger Joints where all corners were a different height” As you may or may not be able to see each end has three pins and tails however the top one was not trimmed off with the router bit, it was left to be trimmed with a chisel to the proper height.

I proved it could be done. I had to use a belt sander to get the slope correct for the lid to fit flat.

The Box is cherry, The bottom is Ambrosia maple, you can see the Ambrosia beetle holes in the wood. The top is Chechen from Mexico, with a snakewood riser for the handle. It is sloped and also is a different thickness from one end to the other. The handle is Blackwood, Like Ebony in color but is used quite often to make clarinets and bag pipes.

-- 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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Don

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#1 posted 01-29-2007 11:38 PM

Nice, Karson. And thanks for showing the bottom. If I may, I will borrow your idea for the little leg plugs. Are these inset or simply glued into the corner?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#2 posted 01-29-2007 11:43 PM

They are glued into the corner but when I went to get it to take the picture one of the legs had popped off. so insetting them could be better and could also be a design if they were visable from inside the box.

-- 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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Don

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#3 posted 01-30-2007 12:20 AM

That’s what I was thinking – would look nice with Ebony.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#4 posted 05-07-2007 02:44 AM

Karson -

Thank goodness for the shuffle feature! I miss this one. What a beautiful jewelry box.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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mot

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#5 posted 06-27-2007 02:51 AM

Karson, thanks for posting this one again! Just fantastic! I love the Hand Crafted Stamp as well. Very nice box! Also, thanks for posting the “matching corner howto,” in another box thread!

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

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woodspar

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#6 posted 06-27-2007 05:12 AM

Yes, that is how I got here. Thanks Karson.

-- John

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#7 posted 06-30-2007 11:31 PM

Karson, always good to come across an old friend. I just love small wooden boxes!.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#8 posted 07-05-2007 02:25 AM

hahaa I’m getting a moment of insight here: I think Don loves small wooden boxes

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 07-05-2007 03:23 AM

Mmm… interesting observation, Debbie. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#10 posted 07-05-2007 02:47 PM

I’m pretty pyschic!!! lol
:)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#11 posted 02-14-2008 09:28 PM

This is really nice, Karson. I hadn’t seen this one yet.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#12 posted 02-14-2008 10:05 PM

I am glad this came out of the archives, too. I like the box and the choice of woods you used. I am looking hard at box ideas right now. (Even though I will have to bury it)

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#13 posted 08-25-2008 07:20 PM

Nice simple design i dig it..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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