Secret Stash Jewelry Box

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Project by jumbojack posted 10-16-2012 11:14 PM 3710 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is number seven in the Secret Stash Jewelry box series. I did five last year for Christmas, one, the mock up, I kept. I built a curved sided one for SWMBO for Valentines day.The first picture shows the front. Of course photos don’t show the chatoyance the finished curly cherry provides, but it is truly remarkable. #2 is a view of the top tray done in Maple from the curved side SS Jewelry box. #3 the bottom tray milled from an oak pallet from work. #4 shows the secret stash area. There are four rare earth magnets counter sunk in the corners of the base and four tacks CS in the box. The registration cleats center the box on the base. That was milled from some of the left over Sapele Christmas gift boxes. #5 bookmatched curly cherry on 3/16” ply, my usual substrate. #6 is the little thumb pull. It is laminated maple, sapele and oak, kind of tying most of the woods in the build together. I pinned it to the box with some 1/16” copper wire. I really like using copper with sapele, they just go together. The miters on the box are splined with sapele and the miters on the sapele base are of course splined with cherry. The upper tray has some little splines hand cut with a Dozuki. The kerf is 25 thou. I milled the splines with a hand plane.
It was a good build, not too many hurdles, although it was my first time with curly cherry. I had a few issues with tearout, but just sharpened the tools and took it slow. I did this one in record time too. Twelve days.

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

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 11:22 PM

Very cool ! thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 10-16-2012 11:53 PM

Very classy, very kool. Luv the secret place. Gr8 idea/s with the magnets, I think that’s what they are..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 12:41 AM

The thumb pull is a very nice touch. My favourite element.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 12:48 AM

Nice box. Great thought.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 10-17-2012 12:52 AM

Great design cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-17-2012 01:31 AM

Great job on this box. Wish I had thought of the magnets when I built my secret compartment boxes of a similar design but I didn’t make the rabbit wide enough to put them in. The laminated/doweled handle adds a further touch of class to this one.

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

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#7 posted 10-17-2012 01:59 AM

Jj, very good work as usual. I like the solid look that the base has.

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#8 posted 10-17-2012 02:39 AM

Beautiful creation. Nicely executed.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#9 posted 10-17-2012 03:16 AM

12 days! Looks like it was worth ever minute it took to get it to look this nice!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 10-17-2012 04:58 AM

Very nice work, looks great.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 10-17-2012 11:29 AM

Very nicely done—well thought out and designed, beautiful wood and finely crafted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 10-17-2012 04:37 PM

Sharp looking box, the added features are great, style, fine construction and neat design, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 10-17-2012 09:59 PM

Beautiful job.
The extra touches really make this stand out.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#14 posted 10-17-2012 10:48 PM

Very nice..

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#15 posted 10-18-2012 03:21 AM


-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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