Oak Jewelry Box

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Project by tallinstaller posted 05-23-2011 06:29 AM 1248 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project with any kind of Hardwood. It’s a jewelry box built for my Mom for Christmas. It’s also the first time I’ve used any kind of joinery and the first time flattening a board with hand planes. There was no real plan going in. I had just sharpened my plane iron for the first time and had a very cupped board that I spent hours flattening just to get the hang of using a hand plane. It started at a full inch and ended up at 3/4. I cut the board down and re-sawed half of it and planed to 1/4 for the panels. The legs have a groove cut in two sides to accept the panels and also the tenons on the bottom rails. The inside is finished by gluing crushed velvet around 1/8” hardboard and friction fitted inside the space between the legs. The dividers are made the same way and the removable top tray is also hardboard. The finish is Minwax Dark Walnut stain and Wiping Varnish.


-- Jason

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 03:13 PM

Great project! The scale and design are perfect! The inside looks great! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 02:03 PM

Nice Jewelry Box!

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