Mother's Day Jewel

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Project by bamaboy posted 473 days ago 1077 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Mother’s Day present for my wife was featured in “Shop Notes” magazine Vol. 22 Issuse 127 as a
tool box. I made some slight adjustments to measurements and frame work to come up with this project. It
was made with birds eye maple and purple heart woods, the back, sides and end corner pieces are all resaw
birds eye mounted 1/2in plywood and then planed to the final thickness. The strips on the back hide the joints necessary to get the panels through a 12 in planer. The mouldings were made on a router table and then resawn for final thickness. All drawers have sliding trays with different size compartments.

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#1 posted 473 days ago

very nice i like it

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#2 posted 473 days ago

Beautiful work and a wonderful gift.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 473 days ago

Very nice. Although now she’ll expect you to fill it up.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 473 days ago

Great adaptation. Very nice!

@BTimmons… He should fill it with cash, so she can buy him tools for Father’s Day.

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#5 posted 473 days ago

I’m with Brian on the need to fill it. Know my wife would want to show it to everyone she knew and would argue it needed to be adequately full with similar quality jewelry.


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#6 posted 473 days ago

very nice,great work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 473 days ago

That is one heck of a nice jewelry box / tool chest. The birdseye and purpleheart work well together.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#8 posted 473 days ago

WOW! That is a spectacular jewelry chest. I wouldn’t have seen that from the tool chest plans. Good thinking!

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

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#9 posted 473 days ago

Very nice. Great wood combination.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 471 days ago

Very nice. I saw those plans and thought “That’s too nice for a toolbox”. You proved me right!

-- tel

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#11 posted 471 days ago

What a beautiful piece of work. I love the woods chosen and the wonderful contrasts in this chest.

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

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