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Project by mds2 posted 372 days ago 1748 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.





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 372 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

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#2 posted 372 days ago

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

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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robdem

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#3 posted 372 days ago

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

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YoungWilly

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#4 posted 372 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?

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BTimmons

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#5 posted 372 days ago

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

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 372 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

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 372 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!"

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mds2

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#8 posted 372 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.

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SPHinTampa

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#9 posted 372 days ago

Beautiful work

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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newwoodbutcher

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#10 posted 372 days ago

Very nice!

-- Ken

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 372 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

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Rick M.

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#12 posted 372 days ago

Nicely done!

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

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sedcokid

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#13 posted 371 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,

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 371 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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

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MonteCristo

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#15 posted 371 days ago

Nice job, beautiful wood !

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

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