FlutterBy Jewelry Box

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Project by KomputerMan posted 06-17-2013 09:26 PM 1389 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Jewelry Box 1 of 5

This is the first of five jewelry boxes I am building that is finished. The other four are all in various stages of completion right now but I hope to finish one per weekend this month. I found the basic design in Fine Woodworking magazine but changed several design elements because some of the joinery looked bad or just didn’t work.

The reason I built five of them is because I am trying to launch a new small business,, and needed something to fuel my marketing campaign. I thought I would make a series of videos showing people how I built these boxes step by step.

The course will cover:

  • Material Selection
    • grain patterns
    • wood colors
    • contrast
  • Material Preparation
    • joining and planing
    • planning your cuts
  • Cutting the Pieces Out
    • cutting the showpiece (also referred to as the substrate in the inlay course)
    • rough cutting the trim pieces
    • making the spline cuts
    • final cuts
  • Assembly
    • jigs
    • pre sanding the parts
    • tips and tricks for the glue up
    • attaching the trim to the show piece and bottom
    • assembling the side of the box
    • sanding, sanding, and more sanding
    • attaching the side to the base
  • Finishing the Project
    • Did I mention sanding yet???
    • initial coat of tung oil
    • erasing all glue and sanding marks
    • Final coats of finish
      Attaching the lid to the box

I would also create a course covering everything you would ever need to know about building an inlay. This course would include:

  • Material Selection
    • grain patterns
    • wood colors
    • contrast
  • Material Preparation
    • preparation of the inlay material (critical process by the way!!!)
    • preparation of the substrate material (the material where the inlay will go)
  • Cutting the inlay pieces out
    • Selection of grain patterns and direction
    • securing the template to the inlay material
    • making the cuts
  • Cutting the voids in the substrate (the holes where the pieces fit into)
    • Securing the template to the substrate material
    • cutting the voids
  • Assembling the inlay
    • prefit, sanding, glue-up
    • sanding

The question I need answered is would anybody be interested in watching 5 or so videos, each about 5 minutes long, showing how this project was built? If the answer is yes would you be willing to contribute to a crowd sourced funding endeavor to make the series of videos???

Please comment one way or the other, your input could be vital to the successful launch of this fledgling company!!! Thanks!!!

-- Have an Ordinary Day ~|:-)

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 05:40 AM

A very pretty box…well made and excellent inlay….Well done…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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