Gem of a Jewelry box

  • Advertise with us
Project by mds2 posted 495 days ago 2075 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the “Jem of a Jewelry Box” from WOOD mag. I bought the plans for this when I first started woodworking a couple years ago. I remember I mis-cut the very first piece and then quit. I put the plans on a shelf and they got buried. I cleaned the shop a couple weeks ago and found them. Decided to give it a shot. My niece’s 13th birthday is coming up and I think I’ll give it to her.

16 comments so far

View ohwoodeye's profile


1000 posts in 1777 days

#1 posted 495 days ago

Very nice. I would have to think your niece would be thrilled to receive this. Make sure you sign and date it somewhere.
Well done

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

View Pdub's profile


891 posts in 1803 days

#2 posted 495 days ago

Great job. Colors look nice together. She’ll love it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

View robdem's profile


319 posts in 1230 days

#3 posted 495 days ago

Looks like second try was a charm . Box looks great your niece will love it .

View YoungWilly's profile


97 posts in 693 days

#4 posted 495 days ago

I’m jealous of your niece for getting this beautiful jewlery box! It looks great! Great execution of the design to boot.

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

View BTimmons's profile


2101 posts in 1109 days

#5 posted 495 days ago

Great looking box! I bet your niece will love it.

-- Brian Timmons -

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13716 posts in 962 days

#6 posted 495 days ago

This is always a beautiful design.

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

View Ken90712's profile


14878 posts in 1812 days

#7 posted 495 days ago

Great job and present. Sometimes we need abreak and to come back to a project. I’m in the same place right now with one I made and did not like how the hinges came out.
Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View mds2's profile


232 posts in 568 days

#8 posted 495 days ago

Thanks for the compliments everyone. This was a fun box to build and I am very happy with the way it turned out. It’s amazing how much of a difference experience makes. The only thing left to do are add felt to the drawers and top, and a chain for the lid. I picked up all of those things at lunch today. Now I just have to wait till June, which is just going to kill me. If I counted correctly there are 43 parts to that box.

View SPHinTampa's profile


548 posts in 2309 days

#9 posted 495 days ago

Beautiful work

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

View newwoodbutcher's profile


346 posts in 1474 days

#10 posted 495 days ago

Very nice!

-- Ken

View gfadvm's profile


10708 posts in 1314 days

#11 posted 495 days ago

I’ve always liked that design and you did a great job with it.

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

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

3856 posts in 1004 days

#12 posted 495 days ago

Nicely done!

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

View sedcokid's profile


2666 posts in 2222 days

#13 posted 494 days ago

You have competed a beautiful box, I am certain that your niece will be thankful for this. I really like the combination of the wood and finish! Great workmanship too!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View helluvawreck's profile


15582 posts in 1490 days

#14 posted 494 days ago

It’s an unusual design and looks really great. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View MonteCristo's profile


2094 posts in 812 days

#15 posted 494 days ago

Nice job, beautiful wood !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase