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Vince85

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11-09-2009 06:49 PM

As some of you know Im making a jewelry box/case for my wife for christmas. It will stand and have 2 doors a drawer at the bottom and the top opens for more storage(thats the plan anyways). Well inside i wanted to have something for her to hang her necklaces on I found this carosel on rockler. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=606&filter=Carousel But $32 is ridiculous for something that small. I was thinking of making something maybe out of a dowel or something but Im not sure how to make it turn. I also dont want to run a dowel all the way across because she would have to clasp and unclasp the neckleaces everytime. Any ideas on how to make one or somewhere i can find one cheaper ( way cheaper haha)
Thanks in advance
Vince


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#1 posted 11-10-2009 04:14 AM

It shouidn’t take too much imagination to make something on a dowel to go round and round with an end cap to hold it on.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 06:26 AM

If all else fails, Try Goodwill. Cheap jewelry boxes are great for parts. I see them all the time for $5 to $10 dollars.

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#3 posted 11-11-2009 12:50 AM

Good idea scrappy. I’ve used the carousel from rockler before and have not found anyone that carries it but them. It’s a really nice carouel and adds a lot of class to your box, but $32 is hard to swallow for such a small piece….........but remember, it’s for your wife! lol.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#4 posted 11-11-2009 04:53 AM

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 01:57 AM

Scrappy’s suggestion is a great one (might use that one myself—thanks!). I think Lee Valley and Rockler both sell brass and aluminum rods that can be cut to fit. Epoxy a cap on one end like TS suggested, and whatever you wrap around the middle should pivot with no troubles. Good luck!

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#6 posted 11-12-2009 07:00 AM

Well I have been thinking about this and came up with an idea I think will work, let me know what you guys think. If I take a dowel rod about 1”- 1 1/4” in diameter x 1” long and drill a 1/2” hole all the way through it. Then drill a 5/8” hole with a forstner bit about half way down from the top. Take a 5/8” x 1/2” dowel and glue a 1/2” dowel into that so that the 1/2” dowel will go through the original 1” dowel and the 5/8” dowel will stop it from falling through, then glue only the large dowel to the inside top of the case. In theory the 5/8” dowel should spin freely in the hole I would drill with the forstner bit as well as the 1/2” dowel that is glued to it. Then just attach some sort of hooks to the bottom of the 1/2” to hang the necklaces on. Seems like a good idea to me (in theory anyways) let me know what you think of that idea.

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