Oak Jewelry Box

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Project by Bob posted 2268 days ago 1617 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my third project, a medium-sized jewelry box made from red oak. This was an original design, although I relied heavily on an article in Fine Woodworking to create it. These were the second set of handcut dovetails I tried, and they turned out fairly well. (My first set was not a pretty sight.) I left it unstained, just finished with polyurethane.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#1 posted 2268 days ago

Hi Bob,

This is a beautiful box. And you did a wonderful job with the dovetails. I am not sure what iteration I am on but I can guarantee you that they are still ugly. This is a very well constructed project and it turned out quite well.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#2 posted 2268 days ago

Nice job!

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#3 posted 2268 days ago

Very nice looking joints, nice finish also. I like the design. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 2267 days ago

Splendid looking box!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 2267 days ago

Lovely box Bob with dovetails to be proud of.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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