Cherry Jewelry box

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Project by noweyrey1 posted 06-11-2012 10:36 PM 1190 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first smaller woodworking project. I found out how much accuracy counts even more the smaller the size. it was made entirely on the table saw. It was partly an experiment in cutting miters for the sides of the box but not in the typical fashion. There are dados cut in the front, bottom and back that the maple sides slid into. There was more tear-out than I liked cutting across the grain the way I did but it was a good learning experience. It is finished with brush on Deft lacquer, which I really liked. It was started over a year ago for my wifes’ God-daughter but was put on hold for awhile. Finally go around to doing the insert tray. the ring holder is just chair cushion foam with felt glued into the cuts. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 12:49 AM

A very interesting way to build a box that I have never seen before. You did a good job fitting it all together. The angle cuts and the miters on the ends took me a minute to visualize how you did that.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 06-12-2012 01:13 AM

Nice job.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 06-12-2012 04:33 AM

Interesting construction methods with the dado system. I am wondering how it would look if you continued the angle idea on to the ends of the lid as well. I like the design. Looks like you have a good eye for proportions and dimensions. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 05:24 PM

Boxguy- Thanks for the comments. I agree it would look better if I had matched the lid to the sides. I may try it on another one in the future. It would require a different set up for the hinges as I would have to miter all the corners wold look good if done right.
You have some pretty amazing boxes in your collection. thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 06-15-2012 05:17 PM

I agree with Boxguy. The ends are a nice detail but on the next updated model try to incorporate the top. As they say hindsight is always 20/20. I have yet to make something I have decided after I couldn’t of made better in some way or another. Keep boxing and posting as it gives us better ideas. Don

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