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Project by Forkston1 posted 03-01-2010 03:25 AM 2328 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure if this is called a jewelry armoire, cabinet, or chest. I built this out of tiger maple for my girlfriend for her birthday which is tomorrow. I was really feeling the pressure but thanks to my company closing for 2 days due to all the snow, I was able to pull it off in time for her birthday.
There are 7 horizontal drawers and 2 “vertical drawers” for her necklaces.
This was the first major project that I got to use my isoloc templates with my Leigh jig. After a few test joints, it went well.
I used an anyline dye, 2 coats of shellac, and 3 coats of lacquer for the finish.
I plan on installing felt and dividers in all the drawers but am going to wait to see how she wants her jewelry organized. I have to be honest, I’m not looking forward to building dividers for all those drawers. Maybe I can find some pre-made inserts. I think Rockler might sell them.

-- Jeremy





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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 03:36 AM

Wow, that’s a serious project. Hope she’s a keeper! Very well done. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 03:48 AM

Nice armoire.

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 04:04 AM

I’m sure she will be pleased, beautiful piece. funny thing is I could hardly take my eyes off your shop to look at the cabinet. That’s one fine shop you have there too.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 04:23 AM

Very nice but you’re going to have to buy her alot of jewelry to fill it up.

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 04:41 AM

wow what a thing of beauti!

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

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 04:50 AM

Beautiful wood and great craftsmanship. I’m sure she’ll love her present.

-- Glen

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 04:55 AM

Beautifully made Jewelry Armoire.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 05:51 AM

awesome

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 04:47 PM

well done and a great finish!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 03-01-2010 11:16 PM

Beautiful project. Well done. Like Doc said, it is going to take some doing to fill that up…
This is the first project post I have seen on LJs to use isoloc joints…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#11 posted 03-01-2010 11:42 PM

You need a pre nuptial for that piece. Nice work.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#12 posted 03-02-2010 02:56 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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