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Maddie's Jewelry box

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Project by tonybrews posted 557 days ago 724 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have 4 daughters, and I’ve always wanted to give them each a gift that they could remember me by, and they could keep always. I decided to make each one a jewelry box for their birthday. I did my very first ever jewelry box in February for Marlee. It was a simple plan with basic rabbit joints, made out of maple. Each box I made, I ventured out of my comfort zone a little bit more. By the time I got to daughter #4, Maddie, I wanted to try some other things. I was inspired by Steve Ramsey (WWMM fame!) and did my own little twist on his curved sided box. A LOT of sanding is involved after cutting a cove on the table saw. Everything went smooth through the project, including the splines inside the corners. I did the hinge mortises on the router table (with a crap-ton of test cuts) This was also my first attempt at flocking and it turned out ok, but next time I will use a little bit heavier coat of adhiesive. All in all, I’m pleased the way everything came out.

Walnut sides
Cherry trim
Lee Valley stop hinge
finished with Danish oil and spry on laquer

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 557 days ago

This is a very cool design and super build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 557 days ago

Always good to challenge ourselves. Otherwise we become stagnant.

Excellent job

-- 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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Roger

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#3 posted 453 days ago

I know someone named Maddie is a very happy gal.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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