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Blog series by slaphitter updated 09-18-2007 05:43 AM 2 parts 1103 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Shhhhh! Xmas present for Mrs. Slappy! Don't tell!

09-17-2007 05:04 AM by slaphitter | 2 comments »

Well, wife has used the same cheapie jewerly box for about 17 years. I originally bought it for her from a department store, way back in the dark ages, and I guess it serves its purpose. But it isn’t even wood – it’s made of fabric wrapped around who-knows-what. So this year I am going to build her a huge jewelry chest. The production-line gift for relatives is going to be something else, but under cover of that project I have begun working on the chest. The primary...

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Part 2: Here's the design - whaddya think?

09-18-2007 05:43 AM by slaphitter | 4 comments »

Well, here we go. It’s going to be a large square box, approximately 14×14 (measuring the edge of the lid). The lid will lift off, not hinge. The “handle” will actually be a finger-hole centered through the lid, lined with a wenge sleeve and collar that I will turn on the lathe to fit the hole. Wenge feet. The case will be filled with 6 stacked wenge trays lined with black suede and plenty of small compartments. I plan to add a couple of ring bars to one or two ...

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