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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 01-30-2014 08:42 PM 1957 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been asked to make an jewerly armoire for my dil and it’s going real well except that I haven’t a clue how to make the ring drawer to accept rings as you would see them in a jewerly syore or in an individual box.
She wants to set the ring in a slot with the setting up – maker any sense or did I describe it wrong ?
Anyway, I need to know what you guys put under the felt to act as a cushion and still be firm enough to hold the ring

Thanks in advance

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 09:08 PM

You can use soft foam. Cut rows into it and tuck the felt down between the grooves and it should work.

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 09:23 PM

I agree with lRson1170, some form of ridged foam material. Best to check for this at a craft store like. Michaels or pat catans or a fabric shop – the names of which I can’t remember present.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 09:23 PM

Or you can buy it.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#4 posted 01-30-2014 09:51 PM

I’d probably use styrofoam, gleaned from past packing materials. Heat a knife over a candle and it cuts like a charm.

-- Daniel, Durham, NC

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 10:21 PM

I’ve seen these at Rockler before.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 01-30-2014 11:18 PM

This is what I did for the jewelry chest I made:

This guy over at SMC also has a very easy to follow tutorial about 3/4 down the page:


-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 01:22 AM

I do a lot of ring bars. Use caulking backer rod which is just the right size and is easy to work. Use a piece of 1/8 ply about 1/4 smaller than the size you want the bars. now cut the rod a 1/4” longer than your base and enough pieces to cover the base piece plus a little. Cut some felt 1/4” wider than the rod and plenty long to fold over and staple over each successive rod with about 1” left over on each end. Wrap the ends under and staple them. You now have a nice ring bar assembly to fit into a section of your box. I realize this is pretty hard to see so just PM. with questions.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 11:42 AM

@poospleasures – ignorance is truly bliss. I didn’t have a clue what caulking rod was until I googled it. Now your post makes a lot more sense to me and it looks like a viable solution. I’m torn between the rod and sanding blocks so I guess it depends on whether the local Pat Catans has a block of the flexable foam or not. Pretty sure I can get rod and blocks at Lowes, now my next dilemma comes with the fact that I already bought psa felt.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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