Wife's Jewelry Chest

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Project by Bill Cowan posted 07-28-2007 02:42 AM 2381 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

Sorry for the long absence. The job that pays has kept me traveling and my other on going projects (rocking chair, chess boards, and the like) are not boxes, so it’s been a rough couple months.

I started my wife’s jewlery chest (before she goes out and buys one )

The case is made from cherry. It will have 8 horizontal drawers and 2 vertical ones that will use dovetail slides as their sliding mechanisim. When you pull one of these vertical drawers out, it will pivot as seen by the sample walnut pic I made to test my idea. The pivoting left or right will enable her to hang the multitude of necklaces on either side.

The miter’d sides and top will be re-inforced with dovetail keys shortly. Basically the whole box will be hidden though as it will fit nicely in the center cubby hole of our armoire’.

Again, I apologize for my absence! More pics to follow!



-- ICN, Bill, (

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#1 posted 07-28-2007 03:03 AM

First, Bill, yes you were missed. Being the premier box make on this site, I look to you for inspiration, because, in case you didn’t know, I just love small wooden boxes.

this indeed looks like another being made to your exceptionally high standard. I will be watching for more progress shots tracking this projects.

God bless,

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Bill Cowan

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#2 posted 07-28-2007 04:19 AM

Thanks Don! Lot’s of things have been getting in my way of having time for myself…..but not to fear….I’ll make up for it.

-- ICN, Bill, (

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#3 posted 07-28-2007 05:32 AM

Great job, can hardly wait for the rest. Keep it hot Bill.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-28-2007 05:48 AM

Hello Bill;

Very nice joinery.

Looking forward to seeing the finished box.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 07-28-2007 08:53 AM

I like what I see so far – looking forward to more!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 08-01-2007 05:28 PM

Great joinery! I look forward to more pics of this project!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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