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Jewelry Box Tray Support $$$

by AAL
posted 07-24-2017 04:57 AM


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JAAune

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 05:07 AM

If you want cheap and high quality and don’t mind putting a fair amount of time into design and building, you can buy some flat brass stock and make your own. It’s even possible to make something using a dense wood.

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 07-24-2017 03:58 PM

Jewelry box hardware is expensive, but if you search long and hard you can find it cheaper. Rocker typically carries quality hardware, but often times it has a significant price markup.

You could modify something commercial to work
Personally I’d follow JAAune’s advice and roll your own. It’ll take more time, but it will be unique.

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JADobson

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#3 posted 07-24-2017 04:05 PM

I had a similar problem with a jewellery box of my own. LV wanted almost $10 for necklace hangers and I needed 6. I turned wooden ones on the lathe and in my opinion they looked just as good. I know hinges are a different story but it’s possible. I must say that using high quality hardware is great though. Try fitting a set of Brasso hinges and then going back to el cheapos. Not much fun. Good luck with whichever way you go.

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AAL

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#4 posted 07-24-2017 06:32 PM

Nice work JAAUNE! Way above my abilities.

This project is evolving more than anticipated. It’s now an elongated 8-sided box with matching tray using more conventional hinges & a lock.

-- "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill

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000

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#5 posted 07-24-2017 06:57 PM

My thoughts would be to find a jewelry box on clearance somewhere and rob the hardware off of it.
Google jewelry boxes, should be something cheap with the necessary hardware you need.

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AAL

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#6 posted 07-24-2017 06:58 PM

Now that’s an idea!

-- "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill

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Kazooman

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#7 posted 07-24-2017 08:42 PM

I agree with the make your own school of thought. I have posted pictures of this box before. The tray lift mechanism was made from some brass bar stock I bought from Online Metals. It took a bit of trial and error with a poplar mock up to get things working properly to fine tune the locations for the screws to have the tray lift smoothly, remain level, and for the box to actually close. A real challenge, but it was fun and very satisfying to solve.

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DS

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#8 posted 07-24-2017 08:48 PM

Here’s a slightly different way to accomplish the same tray effect.

This entire box is selling around $30 online.

Maybe there’s a way to make this work using basic parts from the Hardware store?

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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AAL

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#9 posted 07-25-2017 12:31 AM

Kazooman what a great way to do the same thing easier & perhaps better. The Kiss philosophy sure sings there!

-- "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill

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AandCstyle

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#10 posted 07-25-2017 09:22 PM

Al, I like Horton Brasses for quality hinges that aren’t as pricey as Brusso. Their customer service is excellent. I made my tray support from the same wood as the box. FWIW

-- Art

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AAL

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#11 posted 07-26-2017 12:22 AM

Thanks A&C. I couldn’t find what I was looking for, but I saved the site for future reference.

-- "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill

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