Stand Up Jewelry Box #10: Beginning to Finish and a Step Backwards

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Blog entry by cowboyup3371 posted 02-12-2018 04:43 AM 6297 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The main carcass is sanded and ready to start finishing as of this morning but sadly we had to stop on it to step back and make some repairs. While I was at our garage sanding them down, my eldest daughter went to our friend’s shop to put the lacquer on the small internal pieces. About the time I was on the way to pick her up, she sent me this picture after accidentally dropping one of the ring box sides.

She was understandably very apologetic and upset with herself but I tried to reassure her that everyone does it and in fact it gave me just that much more of a reason to fix one of my own earlier mistakes. So, a few hours with what spare Maple is left and I’m almost ready again to finish it. I am very happy that I did better on the box joints this time around :)

Now, I’ll just need to set my screw holes for the bottom, hinges, and the two holes I’ll need for the music box.

On a separate note, a recent major repair to my truck has now caused me to push the delivery back a few weeks to early March. This is not big news for us though as I began to suspect we wouldn’t finish some of the carcass work by next weekend and with this setback today, that suspicion was proven correct. However, since we do have to move the date, I chose to adjust the design slightly as I’m unsure of the viability of my original leg design. I will show more later but a recent review of other items on Google will provide more storage space for my sister-in-law and a better leg design. I think she’ll be happy and this delay is working out for us in the end.

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

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#1 posted 05-25-2018 08:24 AM

Whats this catrichedalgo and mariajohn? Standby M200 loading!

-- Regards Rob

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