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Project by horky posted 02-26-2020 01:06 PM 1690 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jewelry boxes for the Grand Daughters who range in age from 12 to 1.
Wood is Walnut, Jatoba, Ebony (drawer pulls), Ebony stained walnut, Ash (drawer boxes) and Baltic Birch ply
Joinery is sliding dovetail (sides to base), rabbets, dowels (end wing rails to stiles).
Wood drawer runners.
Finish is Natural Danish Oil with coats of General Finishes Satin Poly
All lettering is painted with Black Acrylic craft paint.
Lettering and design carved on the CNC. Drawer pulls and feet also cut on the CNC.
Secret drawer behind the bottom drawer and is accessible from the rear. Use a magnet to raise the back panel and pull out the drawer. I put a nice note in there for them to find some day, I hope.

Can you see the magnet in this pic? It blends into the flocking quite well. If not really looking, it probably will go unnoticed. I’ll tell the parents that if they have not found it by their 16th birthday, they should show them.

Thanks for looking … now onto the next three ..

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#1 posted 02-26-2020 02:46 PM

Sweet and beautiful jewelry boxes.
Beautiful selection of wood and nice joinery.
The note in the hidden panel is priceless.
Well done.

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#2 posted 02-26-2020 03:15 PM

Very nice, I have 3 too build as well:) May have Granma pen the notes!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 02-26-2020 04:12 PM

I really like these – everything about them is quality workmanship and of course the reason is priceless

-- 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 02-26-2020 06:18 PM

I built a similar one of these quite a while ago and now have requests to make at least 2 more. Unfortunately I lost the set of plans that I used for the original. Can you tell me where you got the plans that you used? By the way you did a really nice job on yours.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#5 posted 02-26-2020 06:35 PM

wow great looking boxes and i love the lids a very nice touch.these will be in the family for generations.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 02-26-2020 06:55 PM

beautifully done – inspiration from the wood whisperer project?

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#7 posted 02-26-2020 07:19 PM

Nice project. I really like the idea of a secret compartment with the special note.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#8 posted 02-26-2020 07:26 PM

Thanks to all. Inspiration from the Wood Whisperer and some others who have posted here. A great community for sure.

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#9 posted 02-26-2020 08:27 PM

Great work with great motivation. I wouldnt have thought to pair jatoba and walnut, looks pretty good in these boxes however.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#10 posted 02-26-2020 09:02 PM

These look great. They will remember you for these.
Of course the most costly part of them for you starts now – having to fill them ; ))


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#11 posted 02-26-2020 09:35 PM

Wow awesome gift, sentiment and execution. I’m a little verklemt.

-- Petey

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#12 posted 02-26-2020 09:37 PM

Those are great. That carving is really a nice touch.

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#13 posted 02-26-2020 11:08 PM

Very Nice work, something for the grandchildren to cherish for life.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#14 posted 02-27-2020 02:10 AM

I really like the design. The pulls, the feet, the grain on the front. All great. The secret panel and drawer, awesome.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#15 posted 02-27-2020 04:07 AM

Beautiful job! They will love these forever… like their Grandpa and Grandma. :)

-- AJ

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