Hannah's Jewelry Box

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Project by croquetman posted 06-21-2012 07:26 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for #1 grand daughter, Hannah. It’s a fairly common design that I have made and modified many times over the year. This one is made from cherry with some walnut features. The inlay around the top is walnut. I toyed with doing a fancy inlay but was skill and time constrained.

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 07:29 PM

This is a very nice box and you did a fine job on it. Congratulations.


-- 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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#2 posted 06-21-2012 10:49 PM

very nice. I see a lot of woodworkers here combine woodworking and grandchildren. I recently joined that group myself.

-- Stephen NYS

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 12:56 AM

Another very fancy box from you. I’ve got to figure out the ‘pop up’ tray as it is a very cool feature. It looks simple but I suspect that pivot placement and length of the levers is critical for the tray to work properly. I’ll favorite this one for study and practice.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 06-22-2012 11:50 AM

The pop-up tray is covered fairly well in one of Doug Stowes books about box making. He recommends makiing a cardboard model to determine the location and size of the support brackets. I use the tried and true method called “wing it”. That coupled with some basic trigonometry gets the job done. Besides, I’ve made variations of this box several times already: it’s my go to design when the time parameters are limited.

-- Whatever

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