Jewelry Box with USB

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Project by aaronweaver posted 12-27-2012 06:23 PM 2116 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box for my wife this Christmas. She really enjoyed getting it and I enjoyed making it. The box is made of mahogany and the lid is made out of ebony. I had a small piece of ebony that I cut with my bandsaw to make a piece big enough for the top. It was my first time to use ebony and it’s a different kind of wood to work with.
I purchased a digital key chain frame and soldered on a switch so that it turns on when the lid is opened. There is an opening in the back for plugging in the cord to charge and add additional images. I just couldn’t resist adding USB to this box.
Both sides open up and there is an inner and outer area to hang necklaces for a total of 18 hooks.
There was another project on this site that showed how to add felt and I used that method which worked really well. Essentially it’s cutting out poster board to about an 1/8” less and then spray gluing the fabric on. I went through two poster boards of backing because of all the drawers and almost a yard and a half of material. Overall a very enjoyable project and also had my son help me with it. (Hoping he will be a woodworker as well.)

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 06:37 PM

Great job

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 07:23 PM

Beautiful jewelry chest ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-27-2012 07:25 PM

Beautifully done !!!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 07:50 PM

Amazing, stunning and elegant..

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 12-28-2012 01:04 AM

Very attractive project. Nicely done in all respects—design, choice of woods, craftsmanship, felt lining and finish.

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

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#6 posted 12-28-2012 01:58 AM

That is just stunning! Is the USB that lighted picture thingy? Cool!

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

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#7 posted 12-28-2012 04:12 AM

I really like it. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 12-28-2012 04:19 PM

Looks great
I need to make one for the wife 3 daughters and grand daughter

I love it

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#9 posted 01-16-2013 11:07 PM

really nice

-- John

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