Jewelry box

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Project by theoldfart posted 09-10-2011 05:58 AM 1647 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the plans from a project book, The primary wood is cherry from a friends farm and sawn by another friend on his portable mill. The drawers are all dovetailed, side doors use inlaid knife hinges and are lined with yellowwood. The hardware is all Brusso brass. The tapered columns are birch. The hardest thing outside of 1/8 dovetails was a warp that developed in the top lid when we left Massachusetts and brought it to California. I used primarily hand tools for most of the work. The finnish is danish oil and wax.

I should give credit to Strother Purdy author of Traditional Box Projects (Taunton Press) for the design. Strother if you read this thanks for the inspiration. This was my first real project !

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 06:05 AM

Very Nice. Welcome to the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 02:18 PM

Sweet! I like the matching grain on the drawers. Welcome to LG’S!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 02:28 PM

Outstanding craftsman ship.


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 03:47 PM

Nice! Glad you found us and welcome to Lumber Jocks!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 05:38 PM

Nicely done… I like the change in pace in jewelry boxes.

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

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