Jewelry Box

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Project by DonB posted 07-19-2012 07:56 PM 2054 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jewelry box for my bride of 50 years. Sides are similar to a raised panel kitchen cabinet door. Pocket screws were used where ever possible. Sealed it, then used golden oak stain and Helmsman spar urethane. Draw handles were selected from the picture I used as a guide. I shortened the box from 10 draws to 5 and did not make the legs the picture had as it was (I thought) grossly over sized. This one is 18×15x15. My wife cut the felt for the inside of the draws – perfect fit. I made points once again….

-- DonB

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#1 posted 07-19-2012 08:16 PM

Don, nice job. Seems sturdy and well proportioned. Looks like it will hold plenty of jewelry…you may have to buy more soon. Wish we could see a picture of the insides of the drawers. How did you work the slides? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 07-19-2012 11:34 PM

Nice box, great job and great finish too. I’m in need of a nice fine drawing tool chest in my shop. I think I just found what it will look like! Thank you for posting.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 07-20-2012 01:05 PM

Really Nice. Graduations on the 50 years hope you have many more. Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#4 posted 07-20-2012 01:24 PM

Thanks Bricofleur. Friends of ours are surveyors by trade. They have a box that is 12 drawers tall and at least 70” wide for computer drawn land surveys. Looks very much like this style.

-- DonB

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#5 posted 07-20-2012 01:25 PM

Thanks RKaste. I am also a Navy Retiree.

-- DonB

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#6 posted 07-20-2012 02:14 PM

Boxguy: I just made flat square supports. So the drawer separator goes all the way to the back.

-- DonB

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#7 posted 07-20-2012 03:21 PM

Looks like a gr8 place to store all that silver n gold, and congrats on your 50th…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 07-20-2012 03:37 PM

This is a fine looking piece and you did a very nice job on it.


-- 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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#9 posted 07-20-2012 04:43 PM

Looks great, like the detail on the sides. Congrats on being together for 50 years!

-- Ben from IL

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#10 posted 07-22-2012 12:22 AM

Very nicely done, if the recipient is happy that makes it all the better

-- Norman

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#11 posted 08-15-2012 04:29 AM

Fine looking craftsmanship sir. And, 50 years! AWESOME that some folks still manage to keep it going… I am heading towards 26 years and would not change a thing.

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti --

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