small dovetailed jewelry chest

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Project by Tyler Stokes posted 05-14-2013 06:46 PM 2926 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small jewelry chest I made out of cherry for the Del Mar Fair this year. Lots of handcut dovetails, most fun was doing the bottom curves with my coping saw and a file. Trying to turn two knobs to match was a pain but the end result I feel was worth it.

-- For when the last best words have been said for the machine it has no marvel comparable to the marvel of the human hand guided by the human mind

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#1 posted 05-14-2013 07:44 PM

Good work with the hands. Nice looking chest.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 05-14-2013 10:32 PM

Nice job.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 12:09 AM

Very nice chest,great job.

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 03:45 AM

very nice,the dovetails look great…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 08:04 PM

Great work! Details are nice and crisp.

-- Béla, Memphis TN

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#6 posted 05-15-2013 09:38 PM

I love the simple and elegant design. well done.

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 01:52 PM

very nice work nice work on the dovetails looks great very clean

-- freighttrain,ky

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#8 posted 05-20-2013 02:51 PM

That looks elegant and well crafted. Like the practical and simple design. The dovetails really look great and very clean. Great work!

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 10:14 PM

Congrats on your piece being shown in the new fine woodworking mag. I was inspired by your box that I started making one myself a couple of month ago for a Christmas present.

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