Jewelry Box

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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 03-31-2013 03:29 PM 1984 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using the box joint jig, that I made recently and tested with the small keepsake box, I made this jewelry box. It also uses ash and cherry and the same laminating approach of alternating woods in an attempt to produce an interesting effect with the end grain on the joints which turned out to be mildly successful. The two trays can be lifted out to reveal a third storage area at the bottom – not so much a secret hiding place as one to keep infrequently used jewelry. The lid panel is two pieces of spalted red oak that are proud and pillowed.

Pallet boards, found wood, and scraps of maple, ash, cherry, alder, poplar, walnut, lyptus, and red oak. Tray bottoms are covered with tan felt. Danish oil and two coats of WB Poly

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 03:59 PM

What a great looking box, the joints are great and the splines are really nice. The trays look great as well.

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

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 08:43 PM

Great construction, beautiful build

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 10:05 PM

Great detail work. The little lift out trays are fantastic, and the idea you used to make handles for each works perfectly! Great build.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 02:52 AM

Nice box with very clean/precise joinery throughout.

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

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#6 posted 04-02-2013 01:40 AM

Mighty fine build. Those box joints look gr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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