Ridonkulous bandsaw jewelry box

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Project by Gianni posted 10-15-2013 02:25 AM 1457 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter said she needed a jewelry box, so we sat down and devised something ridiculous that I would try to make. A normal jewelry box just wouldn’t fit either of our personalities, now would it?

Once I cut all of the various boxes and drawers, I thought the idea had some potential, so I decided to paint the boxes and face the drawers with some maple burl veneer I’d bought for no particular reason. I cut the handles and lines in the base from a walnut leftover, and the base itself is a maple cutoff to match the drawer faces.

My only concern is the strength of the joints between the leaves and trunk. I made a quickie dowelling jig and they’re attached with 2×1/4” dowels each. Hopefully it doesn’t see too much abuse. One lesson learned, if I’m going to do many bandsaw boxes, i should consider a spindle sander.

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 03:26 AM

very nice, That box HAS personality

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 06:52 AM

Great job! This is really cool

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 10-15-2013 07:41 AM

Something she will cherish for a long time to come. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-15-2013 09:48 AM

Out there! I like it!
You don’t need a spindle sander – just get some sanding drums for your drill press. I’ve been doing it for years and it works just fine. Of course, if you don’t have a drill press, that’s a different story.
If I had to choose between the two machines, I would take the drill press every time!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#5 posted 10-15-2013 02:09 PM

Now that is a unique one of a kind piece.

I like it.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#6 posted 10-16-2013 11:41 PM

Thanks. At first I was a bit overwhelmed by the scale of it, but after a couple days I like it better every time I see it. Can’t ask more than that.

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 11:58 PM

My daughter would get a kick out of this; and your project gets me thinking a little more creatively! Thank you.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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