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Jewelry box, for my wife on Christmas

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Project by BTimmons posted 946 days ago 8879 views 74 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off, credit must be given where it is due. My sole influence in building this was Ben's Jewelry Box. Thanks to Ben for such a captivating design, I chose this as my first serious project. The decor in our bedroom is Asian styled, so I knew this design would be right at home.

One obvious departure I took from the original is a different selection of wood. The reddish wood is Paduak and the dark wood is Wenge. No stain was used. It’s finished with three coats of a wipe-on mixture of satin polyurethane, boiled linseed oil, and mineral spirits. The box, drawers, and legs are constructed with interlocking glue joints, and the only metal in the entire piece is three tiny screws that attach to the drawer pulls.

The outer curves on the legs were rough cut with a bandsaw and finished by hand. A spindle sander would’ve been really handy here. Perhaps that should be my next investment. Everything else was done with my tablesaw.

I included my original hand sketch, slight errors and all. Dimensions were approximate only. The other shots highlight the glue joints that were cut on my table saw. The legs are held onto the box by glue alone. The last few pictures illustrate the Wenge drawer runners that are inserted into a series of kerfs along the sides and back of the box. The drawer dividers help to strengthen the front of the box and create some visual contrast with the Paduak drawer fronts, which have matching grain orientation, since they are cut from the same board. I also attached felt pads with some strong spray adhesive to the back of the box. This allows the drawers to close softly, and to a uniform depth.

I was working down the wire to get this done (remotely presentable!) before Christmas. I still want to flock the drawers with black velvet and install dividers in the top drawer. Apart from that, I felt good enough about it to post here as my first project. Sorry about the picture quality, all shots are taken with my phone and some turned out better than others.

Any comments and criticisms are welcome.

Brian
Arlington, TX

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 946 days ago

Wow Brian that’s a real stand out fantastic work.

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Don Carrier

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#2 posted 946 days ago

I love the design and wood selection.

-- Don

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 946 days ago

Brian, that’s a beautiful box and I know that she must have loved it. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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ed220

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#4 posted 945 days ago

Awesome job.. Love the shape and color.

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doncutlip

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#5 posted 945 days ago

Great wood selection, beautiful form, awesome project

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 945 days ago

Great job!! Love the design, thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 945 days ago

The scale is perfect , as with any fine piece of furniture : )
She must really be liking this gift !

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

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MarkR2

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#8 posted 945 days ago

Great design and material choices – a stand out piece…........

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 945 days ago

I love the design, and your execution is fantastic!

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

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Mork

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#10 posted 945 days ago

Cool design. I used a similar approach on the dresser and chest of drawers i built… corner post covering the dado that is.

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Brad_Nailor

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#11 posted 945 days ago

Beautiful work. I love your wood selection..I am a big fan of no stain/clear finishes..It’s all about the wood. Nice job..

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BTimmons

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#12 posted 944 days ago

I have to say a big “thank you” to everyone here for the kind reception! As a long time lurker, I had no hope of my first posted project reaching the Daily Top 3. I’m very happy and encouraged for the future, and I’ll be sure to post more projects soon.

Thanks,
Brian – Arlington, TX

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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489tad

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#13 posted 944 days ago

You should feel good about posting that jewelry box. Very nice work. I like the wood selection.

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

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EyeOfTheJen

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#14 posted 939 days ago

all of the above and then some. Great design and nicely done.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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Doug McPherson

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#15 posted 929 days ago

Really, really nice.

-- DullChiselDoug, http://www.mcphersonvisionsinwood.com

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