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My first project - Jewelry box for my daughter

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Project by Gator posted 05-03-2008 02:12 AM 1271 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made from white oak and stained dark to match the rest of the furniture in her room. The minwax red oak satin gave me some grief, but it was due mainly to my inexperience with finishing.
All in all, she liked it so I guess that is what counts.

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.





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Paul D

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#1 posted 05-03-2008 02:22 AM

You did a nice job Gator. I need to make a jewelry box for my wife one of these days.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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GaryK

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#2 posted 05-03-2008 02:33 AM

That one great box, especially considering it’s your first project.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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jm82435

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 03:07 AM

That is nice. I like the arched base detail and the panel & frame sides. Thanks for making me feel guilty that i haven’t made my daughter(s) (or wife) one of these yet. It probably should have been one of my first projects too.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 04:10 AM

This is a very nice box. You did a good job on the design and construction.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 05-03-2008 04:10 AM

Way to go Dad! I am sure your daughter was pleased.
Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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trifern

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#6 posted 05-03-2008 04:33 AM

Beautiful box. I bet your daughter is proud.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Bradford

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#7 posted 05-03-2008 04:34 AM

That is a cute little jewelry box. Congrats on the outcome. It is welcome here in this place. I agree with GaryK above, to be your first is an outstanding accomplishment. Keep going and keep making more projects.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 05-03-2008 05:04 AM

My first box wasn’t even square, let alone filled with drawers. That’s quite an accomplishment.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Karson

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#9 posted 05-03-2008 05:15 AM

Great looking jewlery box. And for a daughter. Nothing could be a greater feeling.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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davidtheboxmaker

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#10 posted 05-03-2008 10:11 AM

Great box – love the efeect of 2 rows of brass handles – looks really smart – great first attempt.

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jjohn

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#11 posted 05-03-2008 01:30 PM

I too must compliment your first finished project. Feels good doesn’t it. I love/hate a finished project. Mixed feelings. Mainly because I’ve spent so much time working on it, and when it’s finished. Well…It’s finished. Kinda like your best friend leaving town or something like that.

-- JJohn

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#12 posted 05-03-2008 11:18 PM

I think your daughter will be mighty pleased with such fine box!

-- --Chuck

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ScottM

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#13 posted 11-27-2013 02:50 PM

Nice. Do you have any plans to share? I’ve been looking around for quite a while and haven’t come across one I like as much as this one.

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