Jewelry Box

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Project by Stanley Coker posted 01-05-2010 04:06 PM 2142 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a jewelry box for my wife for a Christmas present. Just a few days late but I think she is OK with it. This is plans out Wood magazine July issue. I made it a little wider that what the plans called for. Made out of cherry with a natural Danish oil and three coats of wipe on poly.
I ran out of the black felt for the drawer bottoms, next time I am at the hobby store will have to pick up some more.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 04:23 PM

Very nice work Stanley.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 04:23 PM

Wow, awesome job, it looks real nice.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 04:41 PM

Great job Stanley.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 04:41 PM

Great job Stanley, Keep up the good work.

-- Marty Ohio

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 06:47 PM

Beautiful work. Although, I think I’m more jealous of all the fish on the wall!

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#6 posted 01-05-2010 08:15 PM

Ahh…nice to see one completed! I like the extra width!

I started building this after that issue came out.

While routing the first dado for the drawer section, I measured twice and marked the wood. But when I went to move my Incra jig, I miscalulated. I should have caught it, but I didn’t double check that the marks on the wood matched to where the router bit would cut. The result? The drawer would have to be half an inch smaller. I got a little frustrated, but continued on.

Then, while cutting the door rails/stiles, a piece “slipped” on the router table. I go ahead and glue up the door, hoping the slip wouldn’t be too noticable. It was. I get more frustrated!

Of course, attempts to “fix” that QUICKLY spiraled downhill.

Lesson learned…never continue working on a project when frustrated…walk away and regroup!

Needless to say, I put it aside with the intentions of redoing the door, but never got back to it.

But seeing how great yours turned out, I will probably revisit it once this cold weather lets back up. The downside to having your shop in an unheated/uncooled garage.

-- Joe

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#7 posted 01-05-2010 09:24 PM

Stanley-Nice work on the box. I saw it in Wood and it looked pretty practical. I bet your wife loves it too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 11:48 PM

good job, this box came out nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 12:34 AM

Very nice job

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 12:50 AM

very nice juvelry box
thankĀ“s for sharing


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#11 posted 01-06-2010 02:15 AM

looks good

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#12 posted 01-06-2010 05:53 PM

Looks good. I have been considering building that project. Might widen it also like you did.

-- Doug - Midwest Wood Creations,

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#13 posted 01-08-2010 01:26 PM

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. My niece saw it and wants one but taller. Jim my wife really does like it, she has already gotten her jewelry switched over to it before I can get the felt for the bottom of the drawers. Tim I only have three fish on the wall, a largemouth, a rainbow, and a brown. I also have three deer mounts and an albino squirrel pink eyes and all. Oh and a turkey fan with the beard. My wife has told me if anything else goes up, I am going out.
Thanks everyone.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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