Swivel Jewelry Box

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Project by RoccoD posted 01-27-2016 01:56 AM 1148 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box is made of cedar and oak scraps cut in 1/2”X1/2” strips stacked to make the box and lined in felt. It is unique because it swivels open and that it is a 5 sided box. This is an example of what to do with scraps and why I don’t throw any wood away.

-- Rocco D, Connecticut

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#1 posted 01-27-2016 05:22 AM

D, this is a nice project. I like the tapered top, the color, and the swivel concept. The legs are really well integrated in this design. I especially like the idea of a two-story box. If you find a good mechanical way to do the swivel let me know. It looks like you used a long brass screw here. Am I right?

You might check these out as something to think about.
This is a tower.
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Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 05:37 AM

I actually used a dowel that is glued in a hole on the bottom box. the dowel extends up into the top box and the screw is glue just to the dowel allows the top to swivel without the screw loosening. I wanted to put a jewel to cover the screw but it would have to be fixed to the top without being stuck to the screw.

-- Rocco D, Connecticut

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#3 posted 01-27-2016 03:26 PM

the whole thing is a great end result but the top is dynamite !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 01-27-2016 05:27 PM

Beautiful oktogonal shape. Cedar wood looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-28-2016 12:51 AM

It is beautiful, but you spend all that time on it, make it that beautiful and stick a screw in the top of it. That has to go. Find another way for this work of art too remain a work of art! Stay after it. Just my opinion. Big Al had some great suggestions.

-- Ellen --

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