First Jewelry Box

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Project by FunkadelicAlex posted 03-01-2011 05:23 AM 2245 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at a Jewelry Box. It was a Christmas gift for my fiance. Its made from Ambrosia Maple & Walnut. The finish is just poly. This took much longer than planned, partly because I did not have a thickness planer, and partly because I am new to woodworking. The funniest part was finding out that my fiance got me a thickness planer for Christmas. It would have been a huge help on this project! haha.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 05:38 AM

You definately done a great job…. never rush your work…. so what brand Planer you get? I got a Ryobi, but wanna get a Ridgid one day..

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 05:42 AM

good job and poly looks good .

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 05:54 AM

Really nice looking box, especially for your first. Good job, I’m sure your fiance loves it! The next one will be even better with the planer!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 11:51 AM

Nice work, I just made one as well. Congrats on your gift and future wedding.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 07:53 PM

Thanks everyone for the compliments.

Michael, I have a porter cable planer. Its the 12” version. I’m very happy with it. I’m getting a little bit of snipe but I’m not yet sure if its the planer or me not adjusting it right.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#6 posted 03-01-2011 10:30 PM

Can’t seem to get Ambrosia in the UK it looks great & nice build
By the way snipe is usually caused when the wood passes through the planer & the last couple of inches leaves contact with the front feed roller then it is only held by the pressure of the back roller & this works like a pivot point, the weight of the over hanging wood lifts the last couple of inches (no longer held under the front roller) & the cutter head just cuts deeper that is “snipe” to eliminate or considerably lessen this effect support the end of the board coming out of the planer & lift slightly as it comes to the end of the pass. I used to work as a back sawyer in a mill when I was a lad that was the method I was taught & it works for me.
Hope it helps Alex

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#7 posted 03-01-2011 11:52 PM

That’s a great Jewelry Box, especially for a first, you made me laugh out loud with the end of your story, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 03-07-2011 05:36 PM

TDV—Thanks for the advice! It worked. I get virtually no snipe now. Thanks again.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#9 posted 04-05-2011 03:42 AM

I like the styles that are the legs to. Very nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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