First Jewelry Box

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Project by Jeff Thomas posted 11-05-2012 03:33 AM 1458 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for a client to practice dovetailing. Through dovetails join the outsides, rabbeted half-blind dovetails join the drawer faces to the drawers. Hard maple with some African Mahogany trim. Finished with Tung Oil. Still debating whether or not to add tiny drawer pulls… (update—decided to add knobs…)

I now officially hate hand-working hard maple. Chisels, planes, and my little dovetail saw, though sharp, feel like I’m rubbing a butter knife over glass. Anyone else have that issue?

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#1 posted 11-05-2012 03:34 AM

Really cute. What are the Dimensions?

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

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#2 posted 11-05-2012 03:36 AM

Thanks. About 10” tall, 7” wide, 5” deep…ish

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 02:58 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 05:29 PM

Clean, elegant. Nice tones to the box.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 06:34 PM

Found this while searching today, I really like this jewelry box. It’s simple but still has an elegant feel to it. I really like it, nice work.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#6 posted 06-05-2013 03:13 AM

Just Super!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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