First Jewelry Box

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Project by Jeff Thomas posted 660 days ago 1000 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 660 days ago

Really cute. What are the Dimensions?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Jeff Thomas

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#2 posted 660 days ago

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

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#3 posted 660 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 660 days ago

Clean, elegant. Nice tones to the box.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Matt Nudi

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#5 posted 585 days ago

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 448 days ago

Just Super!

-- just rjR

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