Jewelry Armoire / Lingerie Chest #3: Highlights (part 2)

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Blog entry by Steve Erwin posted 07-10-2014 01:12 PM 1718 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Welcome back to one woodworker’s flirtation with insanity by way of making a Jewelry Armoire for my wife. I’m happy to say that I and all of my new personalities are really glad to be done with this project.

For all the details, head on over to my woodworking blog . In the meantime… on with the show!

I didn’t want to use a table saw to cut these grooves, so I had to make a sticking board

I got a little overzealous with the plow plane, slipped, and cut my forearm on one of those protruding bolts. Got a nice long scar to show for it.

Got a Veritas Shooting Board Plane and made a new, nicer, longer, much more accurate shooting board

So glad I bought this… I think at one point I counted over 150 board ends that needed to be shot. This thing speeds up the entire process, saves me a lot of shoulder pain, and I regret nothing. Money WELL spent!

Took a break to make a nicer pizza peel

Two weeks later this fell off the fridge and broke into several pieces. I’ve since made a new one that’s stronger.

I bought a goat while cutting over 100 grooves

My first sliding dovetails by hand. Nice. :)

I was visited by the Workshop Gremlin.
If you let him play with the broom and take all the wood out of your scrap bin, his visit is considered a blessing to woodworkers everywhere. Tell him he can’t touch something and it quickly becomes a curse!

I stop to confirm that it’s actually possible to assemble this thing…yep…just barely.

and I decide to buy hide glue to give myself some extra time to work. Smells like horse pee.

I question my sanity, why did I make this so complicated?

Stay tuned for Part 3…you’ll never believe what happens next!...

-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born. -

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#1 posted 07-10-2014 01:41 PM

A very challenging undertaking.
...but then we should challenge ourselves, in order to grow.

Looking very nice.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 07-10-2014 02:19 PM

It’s looking beautiful and will be interesting to follow your progress.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Tommy Evans

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#3 posted 07-23-2014 01:28 PM

I’m loving every word. And the wood.

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