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Forum topic by LouieK posted 06-13-2010 01:01 PM 985 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2010 01:01 PM

Hey, I am very new to woodworking, but I would like to make a jewelry chest for my lady. Ive alot to learn between now and ten, but I don’t know where to begin. I’d like to get into woodworking more. I could use some help.

I wanna make this because i figured it’ll be more sentimental plus ive looked online for a couple different jewelry chest and they are ok.. but they seem too ‘commercial’ like they are just assembly line made and slapped together. I wanna make something from the heart that looks more antique (she loves antiques). I’ve been working on getting some things to read so far, but not sure about what I should get. Any help is much appreciated.

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 01:53 PM

welcome to the site louie…ive made several myself and they were a lot of fun to make…as you probably know…getting your design done is the first big step…since you want it to maybe look antique, choosing your woods would be a factor..maybe if you Google “antique jewelry boxes” and view the pictures…you will get ideas for the one you want to make…if you do a search here at this can look at all the ones that have been made by the jocks here…there are some beautiful ones, with some very neat design factors…now another thing will be your wood skills…if your up to the challenge , then don’t let doing a quality build go from your mind…you can do anything you put your mind to doing..and we will help you along the way if you would like..i would do the things ive mentioned and then when you begin the project if your going to need help..start another forum with your question and you will get a lot of help from other jocks here….good luck with it…and i think your doing good by deciding to go this rout instead of will be much happier doing it this way….grizzman

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 02:31 PM

Louie, Welcome to LJ’s. I read your profile and sounds lke you’ve had some good experience in the woodshop already. I really like the fact that you want to design this jewelry chest yourshelf. grizzman said it well…..Check out some of the jewelry boxes that the other LJ’ers have done or “Google” it and this should help you with some ideas. I got my start basically the same way, with designing a piece of furniture in High School and drawing up the plans in drafting class. I love designing my own pieces. (if they turn out great, I get to take all the credit….......and if it doesn’t, I know who to blame!) lol. You know your level of experience, so take all the ideas you like about different jewelry boxes and incorporate as many of those ideas as possible and don’t be afraid to push yourself to a new level or new experience in woodworking. I still try to learn something new in every project I do. Good luck and don’t be afraid to ask for help in any way. Everyone here is always willing to help.

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#3 posted 06-18-2010 02:28 PM

Louis, there are several books out with designs and demensions on jewelry boxes. Doug Stowe and Tony Lydgate. This would be a good place to start.

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