Jewelry Armoire / Lingerie Chest

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Blog series by Steve Erwin updated 07-22-2014 11:59 AM 6 parts 13925 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Introduction

07-08-2014 07:29 PM by Steve Erwin | 1 comment »

Hi everybody, I’ve been attempting to record as much of the process of designing and building a Jewelry Armoire / Lingerie Chest of drawers as I can manage. The effort to document the work on my personal site is already substantial, so I wasn’t able to duplicate the blog posts over here. I started this project on 11/1/2013 and am 2 days from completing it. I’ve lived with this project in my brain for so long now that I have mixed feelings about being done with it. It&...

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Part 2: Highlights (part 1)

07-09-2014 07:13 PM by Steve Erwin | 0 comments »

I completed the project last night at 9:30pm but was too tired to take decent photos. In the meantime I’ll entertain you with a few highlights from the past 8 months. If you want the full details, feel free to head on over to my woodworking blog Quadrilinear legs and a dovetailed top frame: Beaded & Shiplapped backer boards: My ridiculously detailed Gantt Chart project timeline Flattening the top Carefully marking the mortise locations on e...

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Part 3: Highlights (part 2)

07-10-2014 01:12 PM by Steve Erwin | 3 comments »

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 m...

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Part 4: Highlights (part 3)

07-11-2014 05:12 PM by Steve Erwin | 4 comments »

And we’re back! Our specials today are: Carbide-tipped bandsaw blades with a side of Stickley’s Aurora finish. For appetizers we have some bookmatched door panels and invisible hinges. Our entree this evening is a large stack of hand-cut dovetails. For all the details, head on over to my woodworking blog . In the meantime… more photos! I bought a Lennox Trimaster Carbide-tipped Bandsaw BladeNot pictured, but it’s super amazing! Makes my bandsaw cut like a t...

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Part 5: Highlights (part 4)

07-18-2014 03:04 AM by Steve Erwin | 3 comments »

Sorry for the delay. It’s been a busy week. For all the details, head on over to my woodworking blog . In the meantime‚Ķ here’s the next set of progress images… I finish assembling the drawers and fitting them to their bays. Not piston-fit, but as close as I’ve ever come. I can’t stress how important it is to take your time at this step. Take super light passes off the sides of the drawers and keep retesting the fit to the point of insanity. As so...

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Part 6: Grand Finale - Project Complete

07-22-2014 11:59 AM by Steve Erwin | 4 comments »

It’s done! She waited through 2 birthdays, 1 anniversary, 1 Christmas, and 1 Valentine’s Day… but it’s finally done, and she seems to feel that it was worth the wait. /phew! For all the details of each step of the project, head on over to my woodworking blog . Otherwise, click over to my LJ Project page and check it out.

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