|Project by Siegel_KenEvil||posted 08-06-2012 04:18 PM||3302 views||24 times favorited||20 comments|
The plans for this jewelry chest were from Woodcraft magazine Vol. 8/No. 44 Dec/Jan 12. That particular issue was loaded with great projects. I also made the “Magic Coin Bank” from it.
Maybe someone can help me out identifying the wood used for the dividers. I purchased it as a $2/pound cutt-off from Woodcraft. The associate there guessed it may be bubinga. It came out orange/red after the lacquer was applied. The rest of the box is walnut and I think cherry.
This project was a great opportunity to purchase some cool accessories. I went to performance line tool to get a router bit for the “V” grooves in the tray sides. I was wondering if they had a table-saw moulder that would work and like magic, it was the first thing I saw when I entered the store. They were offering a Magic Moulder with a set of cutters for $125. I looked it up and it got great reviews and usually sells for around $300 for the set-up. I jumped on it. Yeah! With the money I “saved”, I bought a forest woodworker II think kerf blade. Yeah! I also bought a Stanley Sweetheart Low-angle Jack Plane. It work so much better than my tuned-up hand me downs that I ended up buying all four of the sweethearts. So, I think this project cost me right around $700. I think I’m getting more out of this project than my daughter is.