jewelry chest #1: what you can find in the corners

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Blog entry by Kate posted 05-03-2010 11:52 PM 1699 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was cleaning out my shop not long ago and came across the beginning of a jewelry case I began years ago. It’s been sitting in a corner waiting for me to acknowledge it.

The problem is that the joinery was sloppy. It was one of my early attempts at box joints, before I knew about using a backing board. Lots of tear-out. I had also gone cheap for the back and it was ugly 1/4” ply.

My first thought was to toss it in the burn pile, but then I took another look and decided to do what I could to revive it.

I started by gluing up strips of 1/8” cherry to make a solid panel for the back.

I don’t have a before photo, but here it is with the new back.

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-- Kate,

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#1 posted 05-04-2010 12:37 AM

Nice Kate. Maybe you’d better be cleaning out more corners!


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#2 posted 05-04-2010 01:18 AM

I agree with Barb… keep looking in that cast off pile!
Nice start to an old project.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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