Stand Up Jewelry Box #4: Ring Box Base

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Blog entry by cowboyup3371 posted 01-14-2018 02:57 AM 1313 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After last night’s heavy snow storm where I spent about an hour at the shop, my eldest and I went back over this afternoon to finally spend several hours. I finished the basic build of the base to include drilling the holes I’ll need for the music box that is a part of this. Fortunately that included a longer section of brass rod my buddy had to extend the music stopper. This piece will be placed into the main carcass using a stopped mortise and tenon joint once I build it out.

While I spent the time on that part, my eldest was working on making her boxes. She has worked with me in the shop since the age of 10 helping with my various projects and even took shop class a couple of years ago. However, she hasn’t built her own box without help yet so I’ve tasked her with doing two of the boxes on this project. As she’s not ready to work the maple we will build them from, she is using what scrap is around the shop and actually built a decent one today. She learned a good lesson about making sure her measurements match though as it’s not entirely square but it still looks good.

The base of the ring and music box; the ends will slide into the carcass sides

The music box area

It’s not fully assembled yet as there’s still a lot of work left but it’s coming.

For myself, although I remember to take shallower cuts with my forstner bits and hole saws, I need to remember to do the same when using my drill.

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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