Cove side 'Secret Stash' Jewelry Box

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Project by jumbojack posted 02-20-2012 12:58 AM 3178 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I started to build this newest secret stash jewelry box, I had no idea what I was going to do with it. My thoughts were to maybe sell it, or give it to one of my grand daughters. My wife came out and asked me about it and claimed SHE could use a jewelry box. So my bride of 19 years got this for Valentines Day.
The second pic is of the sliding tray made from Sapele with a toothpick dowel for a little pizzazz and some strength to the mitered corners.
The third pic shows the middle tray that the top tray slides on. The wife designed this level for her bracelets and necklaces. It too has the doweled corners.
The fourth shows the 1st floor. She puts her bangles and larger bracelets down there.
I used my Critter again to shoot the lacquer that I finished this Maple box with. The outside and top got eight coats. The trays and inside got six coats and the undersides got four. The more I use this little spray rig the more I like it. It does as well as the rattle cans and costs about a quarter as much. I was pretty excited when the lacquer hit the top of the hard maple and panel; the figure really popped!
The last pic shows the secret stash area. Note the magnets in the four corners, they mate up with four magnets in the box to secure the two together.
One of the things I learned in this build is to NOT round the edges of the frames before glue up. I had pre-rounded the pieces before and it made glue up really difficult.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 02:33 AM

A very nice looking box great job.

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 02:54 AM

Really nice piece Jack.

-- Jon, Morgan UT

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 03:50 AM

You did a lovely job on this box, and I’m sure your wife loves it also. Keep up the great projects.


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#4 posted 02-20-2012 02:37 PM

Nice box.I like the feet on it,a great touch.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#5 posted 02-20-2012 04:04 PM

I cut the feet with a hole saw out of the same material the top and bottom frames were cut from. I actually rounded them over on the router (never again). Next time I’ll run a bolt through them and round em over on the drill press. That is the way I ended up sanding them. The router routine was a little sketchy.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 07:58 PM

Very attractive box and looks very well made too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 01:55 AM

Very nice Jack. beautiful details.

-- Dave, W.V.

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