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Blog entry by Andybb posted 10-23-2017 03:01 AM 1342 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Never done a blog entry before but figured I’d start one and update as I go along.

I resawed some spalted maple bookmatched panels that I want to glue up and use for a jewelry case project. I have no printed plans, just some ideas that are based on stuff I’ve seen and materials I have on hand.
Something like this.

Using reclaimed mahogany that I grabbed for $25 for the carcass

and this maple for the drawer fronts.

And this for the top insert.

I want to insert (frame) the top but am worried about movement. Should I insert it like I would a picture in a frame using a rabbet on the underside?

Or, I was thinking about using the spalted maple to make doors like this in the vein of lj member Roger's wonderful project but am worried that they would warp?

I suppose I could use the mahogany like this from Steve Smith Boxes as it is 3/4” thick & 70 yrs old and unlikely to move

Thinking I will make the drawer slides and pulls like I did in my last project.

Not going to copy these but just getting some thought starters. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#1 posted 10-23-2017 06:23 PM

Hi Andy – not sure if this helps but some of your pictures reminded me of a box I did not too long ago and thought it might give you some inspiration.

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Feel free to ignore if it isn’t helpful.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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