Poplar Jewelry Box

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Project by Justin posted 01-26-2014 07:48 PM 1208 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make a few simple jewelry boxes for a while now. Finally put aside some time and got to work on one. For this box, I used 1/2” poplar for main box and 1/4” poplar for the interior box. Inside the main box there are at first 2 compartments for rings, bracelets etc. And underneath the interior box there is another compartment where necklaces and such can be kept.

Decided to try out the Incra-Ibox jig for the finger joints. This is my first project with the jig, but I am quite pleased with the results it offered especially after a fairly simple setup and small adjustments. I ended up using the jig to do the outer finger joints, and the interior box rabbets and dado joints on the table saw.

Finished the box with Linseed oil, and some red felt on the interior.

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#1 posted 01-27-2014 12:31 AM

That’s a very tight little box you got goin on there. I like it. The joints are solid. The design is just right, not outlandish. Poplar is an overlooked wood but can be very beautiful in the right person’s possession. It looks good, Justin. Nice work.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 12:03 PM

Very nice box Justin…nice wood and really good joinery, nice design too.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 02:19 PM

Great looking and well made box, perfect joints and clean lines. Great job!

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 02:28 PM

That’s a nice looking box, Justin.

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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#5 posted 12-24-2014 12:39 AM

Been looking at using Popular for my next box to try it out.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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